Playing the long game

Sweaty RunnerPlaying the long game: Many beginner and novice triathletes look at triathlon racing as a project, something they've thought about doing for a long time and are now taking the plunge. But remember, like many projects, good things take time; sometimes weeks, months, or even years to accomplish. Depending on your athletic background it can take 2 to 12 years to unleash your full potential in triathlon. However, it is possible to make great progress in a much shorter time, and in reality, the biggest jumps will happen in the early days of your training. Unfortunately, to reach your full potential it takes much more time than most people think.

Playing the long game: So there is no reason to rush. Be patient. Race a little........race a lot. You learn the most when you're in the trenches, doing it, figuring out what works and what doesn't work. Maybe sign up to race some shorter distance races, recover quickly and do it all again, gaining race experience.........whilst playing the long game.