In less than a week I’ll be competing in the Suzuki Sprint Distance National Championship in Kinloch, Taupo.
I’m both excited and nervous for this sprint triathlon.
It seems insane to think for the last three months, I’ve been consistently training 5-6 days a week, doing what my awesome coach Nathan Martin tells me to do.
All that training for a sprint race, that should be done in less than 1 hr 45mins (if I’m on pace)!
A Sprint Triathlon is made up of a:
- 750m swim
- 20km bike (with hills)
- 5km run
And ONLY in the last 3-4 weeks have I noticed the compound effect of all that triathlon training.
What I know to be true is that consistency and daily habits lead to micro improvements that turn into bigger improvements as you get better and adapt.
Along the way I’ve done multiple events I’ve like the Splash n Dash or Super Sprint tri or the Wellington Classic Ocean swim.
During several of those I was on a high one moment, wanting to quit the next and then wondering why the heck I was attempting to be a triathlete the next!
The very first Splash n Dash was painful and made me wonder what on earth I was taking on.
The most recent one I competed in, while tough, was my best performance.
It brought out this inner strength that I was waiting to emerge, and a sense of competitiveness to do and be better that I felt was hiding up until that point.
Then this weekend gone, I smashed my training doing the 3 disciplines at race distance and pace and got a bunch of personal bests!
The point of this story is to encourage you to NEVER give up.
Rewards and results come through showing up and doing the work. Always.
There’s TONNES more I can and want to do to get better but for now I’m proud of where I’ve got to.
I’m in this for the journey, to find my next finish line and the next.
In this podcast I share
1. How my training has progressively stacked to build a better, faster, stronger me and how you can apply that in life
2. The power of mind over matter to get you through the tough times
3. The 3 key things I’ve layered into this journey that have led to my success so far
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