I have raced in a dozen races, so far in my triathlon career. In each race there are always little issues that arise such as bike problems, nutrition problems, or preparation problems. The biggest hurdle however in each race is being mentally prepared to push myself beyond my known limits. This is challenge in all sports, but in triathlon it comes into play quite frequently. The mental games you play out on the course are both frightening and glorious. My mind gets in arguments with itself over how hard to push myself in each discipline to be able to save enough for the run. This is an area that I must improve in so as to be better in each race.
How do you develop the mental strategy to win in the race. You have to begin in training. You must train at a high level and try to achieve … Read the rest