Are you thinking of doing an ‘iron’ distance triathlon or long endurance event?

This week I have been involved in a number of conversations with triathletes considering entering an iron-distance triathlon next year.  Inspired by observing fellow athletes completing the challenge and some exceeding expectations has been a key driver.  Other reasons  include ‘doing something for myself when the children leave home,’ and getting the famous tattoo.  What is your motivation?

Why do you want to dedicate so much time and effort to participating in one event?

How will you feel when you achieve this goal?

Whatever the driver is for you wanting to complete that ‘full’ triathlon, you may well be facing more immediate questions, such as, how will you get the training done?  The biggest barrier athletes perceive is fitting in the training.  One element of working with a coach is problem solving – with a coach who knows you, they can find workable solutions to fit the training in such as:

Can you integrate training into the commute to work?

Can you link with a local group or club to train with other local athletes?

Can you go for a day out  with the family  and cycle the long way home?

If you want more help with solutions to this and other key concerns, get in touch either through our contact page or email us at

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