Building Mental Fortitude for Triathletes

Building Mental Fortitude for Triathletes

As we’re entering the winter months, it’s really tempting to pack everything in and not do anything and stop under the duvet cover. 

But triathlon is a very mental sport, in that you need mental fortitude to complete all three disciplines. 

Especially if you’re going to be looking at upping your game and doing a 70.3 or an Iron Man. 

It takes mental fortitude to get up in the morning when it’s dark, to do your training, to come home, go out when it’s raining, doing a run or at the weekend when it’s really cold and you’re thinking, 

Shall I go out on my bike? 

Shall I not go out on my bike?

Or just sack it all off? 

No, if you’re wanting to up your game, you’re wanting to really make some progress in 2024, then this is the time that your mental fortitude needs to be built up. 

Do some training, keep going and get yourself a coach, because that’s what we’re here for. 

Having a coach keeps you accountable and also makes sure that you don’t get injured because you’re doing the right things. 

You’re also becoming resilient and that’s what you’re going to need at the end of a 70.3 or an iron man. 

When things are getting on top of you, you can think back to those dark mornings, those dark evenings when you went out and you did your training.

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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.