Balance a demanding career with training

How do I balance a demanding career with racing and triathlons? 

From a coaching perspective, there is an answer to this, but also a lack of perspective.

I am a lawyer. 

I run my own solicitor’s practice. 

I have a demanding career and I am able to keep up with my triathlon training. 

Can I do as much as I used to do when I was an assistant solicitor?

No, but you can only do what you can do. 

You can usually balance one or two things in life.

If you try any more than that, then something’s gonna fall off the wagon . 

So tick what you’ve got. 

If you were doing 40, 50 hours a week at work, then you’ve got your family life to look after.

That’s probably not gonna leave you with many hours of training, but it is what it is. 

That’s what you’ve got available because any additional hours you’ve put into training will negatively impact your family life or your work life. 

It’s really a choice for you. 

Well, a Faustian choice. 

What do you cut or what do you not?

Do you accept that you aren’t going to potentially reach your ultimate potential in triathlon, but still have a very good time doing it.

Or there’s something else breaking. 

My recommendation? 

Do what you can in training. 

Prioritize the other aspects of your life.

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Animis Coaching Team

We're Coaches Jacqui and Oliver Saxon, the Animis Coaching Team.

We are a mom and son coaching team who have changed our lives through the sport of triathlon. We aim to break down the mysteries of triathlon training and show you, the avid traithlete, how simple and flexible it can be so triathlon training really does become part of your lifestyle and not just a hobby.