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7/1/13 8:04 A

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love "Practice in less than perfect conditions and develop ways to deal with those conditions."

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6/25/13 10:06 A

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GWBACH - another thing about the music... this is just a personal thing with me but I have tried to hold to a philosophy that if you are not going to race with it, don't train with it.

Music does help with cycling on an indoor trainer (for me) but outdoor running... nix on the music.

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6/19/13 12:39 P

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right on about the music, running with music is ok once in a while, but 90% of my training is just the sounds of the world around me, enjoying the pain of speed work or tempo runs. Hearing my breathing change as we push up that hill, and just and think, 3 more sets left.

I like the auto pilot part beause I know pain is part of the fun, so I go on and let the course dish it out , and my body suck it up


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6/19/13 10:07 A

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LILPAT3 - this is a great post. It is really comforting to see that i am naturally doing alot of the things on the list already.

On the mental game, one thing that has really been a game changer for me is to run without music. I know it sounds minor but it is really important that we wean ourselves away from the "pacifier". It is not a good thing to take our minds out of the picture while our bodies are on auto pilot. I see this alot with runners and I think it is a HUGE mistake.

learning to tune in and find your "zen" during the run is key to handling the mental challenges that are sure to come.

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6/19/13 9:18 A

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This summer I have introduced several people to triathlon. I came across this article written by Bethany Leach Mavis. Let me know what you think.

1. They turn experiences into tools for racing. Learn from your races and race to win. Practice in less than perfect conditions and develop ways to deal with those conditions.

2. Focus on the process. Making lists before the race and during races allows one to keep focused on the task at hand. Mentally running through your list allows your body to start anticipating and preparing for what comes next.

3. Race on auto-pilot. Triathletes need to develop a "mental game." You need to focus on positive cues and learn to let your body take over because it knows what it needs to do.

4. Know how to find an extra gear. Become self-aware, determine your motivations, fears and how you best focus in race. Learn to work with your parameters instead of reshaping who you are.

5. See everything as an opportunity. Injuries and setbacks occur. Give yourself a couple of days to mentally deal with injury and then become proactive in healing. If you can't run, become a better swimmer. If you can't swim, become a better biker. Focus on activities that lift your spirits.

6. Keep their races in perspective. There are two things in life you can control, and that is your attitude and your effort. Be happy when you cross the finish line because you realize you do your very best every time.

Realize that the outcome of races can't be the only reason you are racing triathlon. Training is 90 percent of the ball game. Don't rely on the 10 percent for definition.




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