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  • Writer's pictureDoug Morris

11 Ways to Reach Triathloning Success in 2018

Updated: May 3, 2018

Ready for the triathlon season of your life? Not yet? Continue to read to learn about your first step to race readiness.

Triathletes Doug Morris Triathlete at Palm Trees Ahead
Age Group Winners at Ironman Coeur d'Alene
Take a calculated risk to go faster for the swim, bike, and run instead of hunkering down in your status quo race routine.

Don’t wait to step-up your effort and upgrade your race tactics when you see others over achieve. Commit yourself to start today on a challenging and successful triathlon journey. Here are 11 ways you will be a more competitive triathlete to earn success on your race specific goals.

  1. Train to a specific set of personalized triathlon workouts for your best ROI of time to performance results. Continuing to do the same activities will yield the same results. Make your changes starting now.

  2. Spend 80% of your effort to eliminate time sucks that impede progress towards your goals. These may include writing workouts, waiting on others to show up for training, analyzing meaningless metrics, eliminating worries that add no value and impair confidence, and other time wasting actions.

  3. Pre-exempt troubles, eliminate potential problem areas ahead of time: lack of endurance, untested nutrition choices, incomplete check-off lists, procrastinating on race entries, indecisiveness lodging arrangements, etc.

  4. Embrace downtime from work, sport, and social. Your body and mind rebounds stronger after dedicated rest, recovery, and rejuvenation. Breathe deep, exhale, and relax a bit too.

  5. Focus on doing new to progress toward your goals. You’re not fixing problems. Fixing is for pets. New workouts. New race tactics. Borrow extensively from successful triathletes further along in their journeys than you.

  6. Eliminate regression. Adopt polarity management in your training plan (reach out to me if you want more info on this process).

  7. Training should be a process mindset, not project. Let the sport become part of your