As strong as the Fire can be, it is also quite delicate. The Fire can spit, cough and even die out. When it does, we don’t do the crazy things that triathletes should do.
Here are some quick tips on keeping the Fire alive and well inside you:
- Track your workouts closely, paying attention to intensity
- Listen to your body and giving yourself a day off
- Have a regular yoga session in your weekly routine
- Hang out with the right people and DON’T listen the over competitive professional wanna-bes out there
- Eat the right food when you need it, if that means a few bits of ice cream on occasion, so be it
- Never be afraid to question your coach, sometimes they are driven by testosterone than the good of their athlete
- Spice up the routine, switch cycling and swimming days
- Try a new route, services like Endomondo and MapMyTri have libraries of route submitted by users
- Sleep, and get lots of it. 10-12 hours a night might just what your body needs
- Set long-term, reasonable goals; if you have never done a 5k, you certainly won’t be running a marathon next month
Keeping that fire alive isn’t that hard. It takes patience, awareness and the long term vision of your goal. Keep your on the prize and never forget where you have been.