One of the most important tips I’m going to suggest is…
This is the fourth tip in my series “6 Easy Tips for a Successful Triathlon Training Year” which is also available in a FREE eBook at www.GearedUp.biz/ebooks/.
…that you must learn from your mistakes.
This requires evaluation of past performances, including your victories and pitfalls.
Triathlon training presents a huge challenge managing the mutlisport disciplines.
Swimming, biking and running are just the tip of the mutlisport world.
Triathlon Training also includes:
- time management,
- injury prevention,
- skill development,
- nutritional statagy,
- training stress,
- periodization planning,
- mental preparation, and
- the list goes on and on.
This is why training under the watchful eye of a coach is highly advisable.
It’s important to understand that mistakes occur for various reasons.
To avoid repeating them, you need to understand why they occured in the first place.
For example, did your swim leg suffer last year because of a shoulder injury?
Perhaps it’s time to invest in a little one on one instruction with a professional to evaluate your swim mechanics.
As you probably know, those who don’t learn from their mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
The sooner you change your habits, the sooner you will change your outcome and training effect.
Remember, all great athletes make mistakes. Mistakes are essential to success.
The important thing is to view mistakes as learning experiences and tools to improve performance.