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Get Back into Triathlon Training
Has life nudged you off your triathlon training track?
We are about reigniting that inner fire and strapping back into your training mindset. So, tie up those laces, fill that water bottle, and let’s make your comeback stronger than the setback!
Understanding the Break
Before diving back into a full training schedule, it’s important to acknowledge the reasons behind your break. However, we will not dive into all the reasons in this article. So, for now, let us just split the “usual suspects” into planned and unplanned circumstances.
- Planned – Most common are family commitments and holidays. Or that you are in your recovery period after your previous season. Adjacent to the latter are those of you who have recently discovered the sport and want to get into it.
- Unplanned – Overtime at work appears to be the winner in this category and something that is usually limited in time. Worse are the reasons that sort under overtrained, sickness, and injury. They are roughly the same if you do not pay attention and continue as if nothing has happened.
No matter what, how can you reclaim your triathlon mojo and get back into training again?
First, let us state the obvious – if you are overtrained, sick, and injured, you must take action to become physically and mentally healthy again. That is priority one!
For the rest of us…
Triathlon Training Resurgence
In situations like this, our experience is that it can be good with a “nudge” in the right direction. It is small and consistent actions that make a big difference over time. And, to make training part of your daily routine, here are our recommendations to get going again.
Reflect on Your Motivation
Foremost, do it for yourself, not for anyone else. Define why you want to train for a triathlon and what you want to accomplish. To stay healthy is equally good as aiming for the podium. It is your choice.
An excellent way to start defining your baseline is by evaluating your mental skills with the help of our free mental assessment tool.
Act smart and give yourself a chance to get going. Think of it, you have not been training for some time. And your previous best is what you should aim for in the long run…it is not the starting point. So begin with less intense, shorter sessions.
Revitalize Your Triathlon Training: Team Up for Success!
Connect with a local club, find a workout partner, or involve your spouse in your exercise routine. Training with a companion is an excellent strategy for enhancing motivation, fostering mutual accountability, and maintaining consistency in your workouts.
Plus, it introduces a social dimension that infuses fun and camaraderie into your training. This approach is a powerful catalyst to help you get back into triathlon training after a break.
Focus on Frequency, Not Duration
Initially, aim for shorter, more frequent workouts rather than long, intimidating sessions. Remember that doing something is always better than doing nothing. And once you get used to the load, you will likely keep going.
The “ease-in approach” will help reintegrate training into your lifestyle without overwhelming you.
Embrace the Post-Workout High
Recall the satisfaction and endorphin rush after a good workout. While a training session can be challenging at the moment, you will always (!?) feel great afterward. So, try to visualize how good it used to feel.
Schedule Your Training
It is crucial to clear your schedule and make time specifically for your daily exercise. So, do not find an excuse not to workout. Instead, practice proper time management and make training a non-negotiable part of your day.
Prepare in Advance
Pack your swim gear, set up the bike, lace your shoes, and print the session the day before. That way, you save valuable time during the (all too busy) morning routine.
Also, you start to visualize and prepare mentally. In short, you become motivated!
Train with Others
Join a club, get an exercise buddy, or involve a spouse. Having someone to train with is a perfect way to boost motivation, hold each other accountable, and stick to your workout routine.
And, not to forget, it adds a social aspect, which brings a little more fun back into working out.
Utilize a Structured Plan
Triathlon presents some unique challenges. Whether you participate in the local sprint triathlon or are competing in a grueling full-distance Ironman event, it requires a well-balanced and easy-to-understand training program.
Get Back into Triathlon Training
We offer you a well-designed 12-week training plan to reignite your triathlon flame. The program includes structured training in swimming, cycling, and running. It has detailed sessions and continuous progress tracking and is ideal for ensuring a balanced approach to all triathlon disciplines.
Resume Triathlon Training
It is the time to recommit to your triathlon goals and surpass your previous benchmarks. You have a clear plan, a supportive community, and rekindled motivation.
Now, you’re ready to jump back into triathlon training. Embrace the structured approach of the TOT Endurance 12-week beginner triathlon training plan. It can guide your journey back to peak performance.
Sign up today and rediscover the joy and challenge of triathlon training!