Motivation and How to Avoid Burnout in Triathlon – TSC Podcast #142

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In this episode of the TriSwimCoach podcast, Coach Chris Hague is back! Kevin & Chris talk about the idea of motivation and how to avoid burnout in triathlon. Chris recently completed his Master’s Degree in Sports Psychology and talked about it for a short time in the interview. They also discuss his life from then to now, getting some social pressure, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and more. Listen and enjoy!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Chris’ life trajectory then and where he is now
  • Places where he’s hoping to travel to
  • The idea of motivation
  • Some of Chris’ tips that people could implement in their lives to avoid burnout and get back to that motivation
  • Self-determination theory
  • Social pressure
  • Relatedness
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • The reason why sometimes the best workouts we’ve done are when we don’t feel like doing them
  • What to do if you have 3 days in a row being out of it (no training/workout: tired)


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