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This weeks article:
When life clashes with training.
Sometimes life just isn’t fair! We all have
situations come up from time to time that test our dedication to training.
Whether you are a student, business owner, or employee, at some time in your
life, you are going to face this challenge. For some people, it is just
obvious how your workout schedule should be adjusted, while for others, it
just seems to be harder to do.
One thing that I think the sport of triathlon
offers is that it can be a sport for a lifetime. We have to remember that a
change in schedule for a month, 6 months, or a year can be relatively small
when we look at the time period of a lifetime. If you are in a position
that you have to modify your training schedule for a time period, you have
to focus in the fact that you are still better off with the modified
schedule rather than not training at all.
Next, evaluate the workouts that you have.
Make sure you are spending quality time getting in a quality workout. I
personally realized that I had gotten into a rut in which I had plateaued in
the swim. For weeks, I would swim the same distance and not push myself at
all. I made an adjustment to my workout schedule and was able to cut my
pool time by fifteen minutes and still get in a quality workout.
It is a fact that most of us will never turn
pro, and with all honesty, most of us won’t even consistently place in our
age group. Where am I going with this? Well, if you are like me, you are
not in this sport for a collection of race hardware, but you are in it for
the attainment of personal goals. We must make it our goal to be flexible
and continue to train – no matter what hand of cards life deals us. Always
remember that no matter how small the step toward out next goal, it is still
a step closer than we were before.
Remember these steps the next time you have
Analyze your daily schedule and
identify your constraints.
Determine if your present
workout schedule will work without your having to make sacrifices to your
family or to your job.
Make the necessary adjustments
to your workout schedule.
Start or keep training based on
your new schedule.
“Stand up to your obstacles and do
something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you
think they have”
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