I just love this sport. The sport of triathlon offers so many opportunities for an athlete of any level to compete and have fun.
Our local triathlon Club – Temora Running & MultiSport Club (www.temoratri.com) hosted its first triathlon event last Sunday. This is the 3rd year for triathlon in Temora, the first as a Club organised event though.
It was so great to see so many different levels of competitors out there giving it a go. And to see a huge number of kids out there on the course was so great to see. The sport of triathlon is in great hands with the quality of the kids that are out there racing and having a blast with the sport.
You see, triathlon is not just about racing. Racing is just a small component of the sport. Triathlon is a game you have with yourself. The thing to remember is to make it a winnable game. And by winnable I don’t mean that you are out there to win your event of age group – if you do that is fantastic – that is not what I am talking about though. Are you setting your training and racing up for you to learn, have fun and to challenge yourself? That is a winnable game – a game that will make you a bigger person.
I was on a coaching call yesterday and the topic of a winnable game was the focus of the call. One thing that was spoken about was how excited you are when you get of of bed in the morning. If you wake up and are excited about getting into your day (whether that be your training, your work or just life in general) than you are on your way to playing a winnable game. If you do not, then the chances of having a winnable game that day is reduced.
So I ask you a question – what do you need to do to make your triathlon training a winnable game for you? What do you need to do to ensure that you as a triathlete are reaching the goals that you have set for yourself and are enjoying the process?
It is worth thinking about… because if you do not know than your initial excitement of the triathlon will fade and you may be left wondering what you are doing
I would love to hear your thoughts on what you think and what you are doing to play a winnable game… So please leave a comment below…
To playing a winnable game…