How to be a long term triathlete?
In a World where everything is at our fingertips and we are told we can do things in less time for better results, I wonder if we have lost the ability to focus on the long term game. There are so many companies promoting products that make things easier, get results quicker and save that one commodity we all struggle with, time.
The advent of technology is great. We live in a fast-paced world and there is so much we can do more efficiently to save time. Save time, save time, save time, it’s common message thrown at us and for the most part I think that is okay. Time spent with loved ones or doing the things you enjoy in my humble opinion is what we remember on our deathbed.
However for long terms success and enjoyment as a triathlete it is time that we must put in. Daily, weekly, monthly and yearly consistent training will yield the results we seek. The nature of the sport is such that overnight or quick success doesn’t really happen. Look at some of the results athletes into the 40’s are achieving. It’s amazing when it was once considered that anything over 30 was a veteran and you were past your best.
So if we are to be a long term triathlete what does that involved? How do we can maintain a healthy and consistent training routine, keep enjoying the sport and stay engaged in the process of continual improvement. For me the top 5 ways to be a long term triathlete are: