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  • Writer's pictureDoug Morris

How to be an Engaged Triathlete Today

Are you an engaged triathlete? According to a recent Gallup poll, 34% of U.S. workers are engaged in their work and 53% of workers are in the "not engaged" category. The latter show up to work and to perform the minimum required with an eye to leave their company for a better opportunity when found.

Why engagement matters.

“Engaged triathletes perform at higher levels, stay in the sport longer, and experience better health results.”

There tends to be a strong correlation of engaged triathletes with race recognition, relationships with their support teams and other racers, and performance development with their coaches. Optimal situations enable triathletes to use their strengths to do what they do best in the sport.

Top performances by engaged triathletes don’t happen by accident.

If you choose to get engaged then here are nine positive behaviors to adopt:

  1. Excel at what you do best

  2. Be enthusiastic when training

  3. Set racing and training expectations up front with your coach

  4. Develop yourself and others around to be the best triathletes and supporters

  5. Model desired behaviors

  6. Drive positive changes in workouts to improve race results

  7. Share success stories to boost others’ motivation

  8. Praise other racers’ performances

  9. Discuss your journey plans with others

Triathletes who experienced a broken engagement tend to: