It's tri training season again. And this year I need to try - that is "tri" - harder! Why?
Last year I did my first triathlon in 10 years. I did the Nautica Malibu Triathlon that takes place every year in Malibu, CA. I was motivated to be healthy and to race feeling great and pushing it hard. I succeeded in these goals, for the most part. Right after the tri, I was motivated to repeat this year and improve on my time, to officially hit my 3 hour goal, not the 3 hour 6 minutes that I achieved. You can read more about my experience here.
When this spring rolled around I didn't know if I had the time and energy to train again healthily and achieve the same performance level. In the end, some good friends of mine decided to go for it. So here we go again. 58 days and counting until the race. We will be "tri"ing harder. Partly because it feels harder this time around. I'm trusting that discipline, perseverance this year, as well as my training and experience from last year will make for a positive experience this time around, even though it feels more vulnerable and even more of an uphill climb.
What are you striving for? What are you risking to achieve?
Remember the cliche that - slow and steady wins the race. Give your body time to change, time to recover, and make sure to vary your workouts - pace, duration, and planes of movement. Triathlons are very uni-planar - all in the sagittal plane. It's important to cross train and do movements that are in different directions. If there's demand for more info on that, I can write a post.
Thanks for reading!
Let's Get to the Source and - TOGETHER - Let's Get Moving!