Racing or completing that is the question and the answer determines the approach most likely to succeed for you or me the athlete @IRONMAN. Having the wrong mindset will likely end in more suffering than necessary and there is already plenty of that to go round! Deciding to race or compete happy is the choice that needs to be made early so that training is arranged to suit your goal, so that you finish happy and dont overacheive 🙂 But don’t think it’s all training: Nutrition and hydration are key for great health and great health equals a higher chance of success. But what is great nutrition and how much should you drink? Well we will cover these aspects in a later discussion as there is much that can help and much to go wrong. A great example is the risk of under-eating and cellular dehydration. Not getting enough is going to hurt your training and race prep, so “eat well, eat right“! So with 2 weeks to go to our event in the beautiful Lake Placid, NY. It is time to eat and drink to optimal levels, no plate unturned, no glass left full. But how about alcohol in these final weeks – minimise is the best advice. Tough I know when a man loves his Guinness and red wine, white wine…. you get the drift, just keep it down. Stress we know is the big killer both of goals and life itself so plan the details well, dont sweat what you can’t control and leave the rest to the execution. Remember no plan survives contact, so be ready to adjust, adapt and be smart. See you all soon.
Published by Dai Roberts Triathlon
Health and performance focused professional triathlon and running coach since 2010. Coaching runners since 2001. European AG champion and world championships AG bronze medalist. BEMER specialist and Independent Distributor. Coaching runners and triathletes of all ages from youth to world championships level. I trained under the IRONMAN coaching program alongside the US MASTERS swimming, USA Cycling and USA Track and Field program as well as UK Athletics. Lifelong learning, athlete centered and successful. Retired UK Military after 32 years service. View more posts