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By Head Coach - Scott Farrell
If you’re confused by that statement then you haven’t yet felt the wrath of the piano on your back making sure you can’t possibly go any faster towards that finish line. If you’re with me… then you should be working hard on what I’m about to tell you.
When thinking about racing a triathlon, we get so preoccupied with the need for speed and pushing harder and faster. Don’t get me wrong… this is a big part of it too. But the real secret to finishing a race well and knocking over killer performances, is the ability to not slow down. Easier said than done right!? Yep, pretty much. When it comes to an endurance sport like triathlon, there’s no getting around the hard work over long periods of time and if you haven’t done the work, you’ll meet my friend the piano with a side of green room at some stage and that’s a guarantee.
So, how do we get to the point where we ‘don’t slow down’? Good question. Let’s break it down into some key fundamentals:
So there you have it folks, a simple, albeit short recipe for not slowing down- it’s not sexy by any means but the real stuff never is. A combination of the right motivation, a mighty strong core, a focused, positive mind, years if consistency and a good coach ;-) will take you to where you want to be. My suggestion would be to start with a good foundation by working on your trunk. Build a solid core and work out from there, one session, one day at a time.