Mental Training for Triathletes – Issue #100

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Mental Training for Triathletes

Dear Friend,

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “that’s just the way I am”, then you are holding yourself back! Stop that negative thinking right now.

Far worse swimmers than you have been able to master the triathlon swim and “laugh at the water”!

Start expanding what you think your limits are in the pool or open water. Then practice, and celebrate even small improvements and accomplishments!

Work on improving one drill, decreasing your stroke count, or averaging one second faster on your next set of 100’s.

Make the most of your swim session, and you will start looking forward to the next one!


“Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today.”
-Maxwell Maltz

Tip of the Month- Relax

The sport of triathlon can definitely keep you very busy! Between work, workouts, family, etc., often it is difficult to actually relax. Many triathletes I know are “type A” personalities, and feel like they constantly have to be in action. This can lead to burnout and injury. It is very important to take 15 minutes a day to chill out and relax. Find a comfortable place, do some deep breathing, and think about what you are grateful for.

Relaxation will pay off in life in general, and will help you achieve your triathlon goals!