5 Things Elite Triathletes Don’t Do

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Elite triathletes make it look so easy, don’t they? They practically have effortless strokes in the water, superhuman speed on the bike, flawless form on the run and nearly perfect performances.

Obvoiusly, it takes years of practice, diligence, hard work, setbacks, victories and defeats to lead to their eventual triumphs. While they travel this bumpy road, they have learned what to do and what not to do to succeed.

Here are five things that these great elite triathletes don’t do:

  1. They don’t try to chase too many goals at once. We tend to get a little greedy once we get the taste of success. Resist the urge to achieve all your goals at once.  Instead focus on just a few, the most important ones.  It’s best to do a few things exceptionally well then to do several at a mediocre level.

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  1. They don’t look for the easy way out. Hard work is a rare commodity these days. Don’t be fooled. Anything worth achieving requires hard work – a lot of it. Be willing to work for it – piece by piece, day by day if you have to, until you achieve it. You’ll be happy when you accomplish it and complete it on your own.
  2. They don’t care what others think about them. People will always have opinions about whether you can or whether you are capable of accomplishing your goals when it comes time to make a big decision about your racing. Believe in yourself and that’s all that matters.
  3. They know success doesn’t happen overnight. There is only the illusion of an overnight success story. Successful people have to be patient and hungry, knowing that success will come when they show up, put in the work and do their best over the long term.
  4. They don’t stop when things get hard. What’s the difference between the athlete on the top of the podium and the one sitting in the stands? The one on the podium refused to give up when things got hard. Every athlete will go through some type of misfortune – an injury, sickness, etc. What matters is how you react and move on in the aftermath.

If you are in need of a coach to help you with your training to become the best triathlete you can be, contact me today and I can help get you on your way!

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MJ Gasik started competing in the sport of triathlon in 2003 and has completed 12 Ironman distance races including the World Championships in Kona, HI. MJ is a USAT Certified Coach, Ironman U Certified Coach, USMS Level 4 Certified Coach and is the founder and owner of Tri Right Coaching. MJ has coached hundreds of athletes from beginners through elite to personal bests in distances from sprint through Ironman.

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