Keeping a work-life balance training for a triathlon

We’re often asked about work-life balance when it comes to training for a triathlon. 

Now you can make it as hard or as easy as you like.

If you’ve got a family and a stressful job or something that takes a lot of your time, then we always say, you should always concentrate on your family first.

It should be work first, then family, if you haven’t got a job, then you can’t provide for your family.

You can easily train for an Ironman even for less than 20 hours a week. 

I saw an article earlier this week about a guy who was going to up his work hours to 50 hours and could he still do 25 hours training for an Ironman?

Well, I think that’s a lot of hours training for an Ironman, but you certainly can do it because he has no family. 

He hasn’t got a wife, he hasn’t got any kids and his social life was doing triathlons so it’s a no-brainer really. 

He was actually trying to be good enough to be able to be a professional then yeah, you can do that, but be sensible.

For the majority of people, 99% of the population, you can train for a triathlon in less than 8 hours a week, easily.

But you have to be sensible. 

It’s always a good idea to get a coach because then they can help you prioritize which sessions are the best ones for you to do, to get the most out of your training,  have a happy, fulfilling family life, not mess your boss about and also concentrate on your job.

Contact us today about coaching to see how we can help you!

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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.