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    5 Tips for Balancing Triathlon Training with Every day life.

    5 Tips for Balancing Triathlon Training with Every day life.

    Trying to squeeze in training and competing around work, family and social commitments can be a tough task. However we have spoken to some athletes that balance all these things with trying to achieve podium spots and here are some top tips for balancing triathlon training with every day life:

    1. Get it done first thing in the morning

    We’re not all alike on this front, but getting it done before most people have even started their day can be hugely advantageous. Even if you are not a morning person - getting out of the bed and shaking out that bed hair first thing and getting in a 30-40 minute run or swim session will kick start your day off in the right direction.

    The ‘first thing in the morning principle’ limits the chances of other things in life getting in the way of training. Plus at the end of a long work day theres always the temptation of getting sucked into the sofa.

    2. Make a schedule

Sit down and write out what you do and when you do it in a typical workday. Look for any waste or excess that can be addressed to create more training time. Suppose your schedule reveals that you currently watch two hours of TV in the evening. Why not cut that back to 90 minutes and squeeze in a 30-minute workout?
    Create a new schedule with the waste and excess cut out and the extra training time added and it will be a lot easier to stick to.

    3. Choose ‘manageable’ goals

    Most athletes are highly goal orientated people. For many of us, attempting regular training without a goal leads to nothing really happening, whilst training with a goal tends to result in full on commitment. The problem with the ‘full on commitment’ thing is that when you choose a complicated, long and hard event (like an Ironman for example), the preparation required has the potential to cause difficulties in finding time for family and other day to day responsibilities. Setting realistic and manageable goals is the key. If you have never trained for a triathlon don’t set yourself up for failure by entering an Ironman - sign up for a sprint triathlon event and see how you manage the training for that.

    4. The 15-minute rule

    Something that took me a very, very long time to come to terms with was the idea that you really can do a meaningful training session that lasts for half an hour or less. When I was putting in 20+ hour training weeks, the only 30 min sessions I did were recovery ones, most were 90 min or more in length. I now regularly tell myself that even a 15 or 20 min session is worth getting in, if it’s all you’ll do during a particular day. For me this means that a hard 2 or 3 mile run with a very brief warm up and cool down is a session in it’s own right.

    5. Be consistent

    Consistency is the most important characteristic of an effective training regimen. So if you don’t always have time for what you consider a “full workout” every day, then at least try to do more than nothing every day. As mentioned earlier if you can squeeze in a shorter workout then it is always better than doing nothing. That consistency in keeping on track of training is what will ay the difference when it comes to the next race.

    If you have any other suggestions for balancing triathlon training with every day life then let us know!



    The Benefits of a Triathlon Coach!

    The Benefits of a Triathlon Coach!

    Whether you're preparing for a sprint distance triathlon or an Ironman, training for three disciplines can be overwhelming even if you are already a bit of a pro. 

    Hiring a coach can make the world of a difference—not only with planning workouts, but also with keeping you motivated. Almost all triathletes can benefit from having a coach.

    We are partnering with USK Training to offer triathlon coaching for the Airofin community. 

    Why it’s important to have a triathlon coach?
    There are so many reasons for it, but the main one is that if you work with a certified triathlon coach you will be able to make the most of every single session you do. In other words you’ll optimise your time and ensure each session is as efficient as possible.

    A good coach will know when to push forward and deeper and also when to back off with regards to workouts, which will vary based on their experience level. Ultimately, for a beginner triathlete, a good coach can serve as a mentor and a motivator. 

    Many experienced triathletes are able to plan their own training schedule, but a triathlon coach will always be much more objective. They can be more extensive with their programmes and training techniques. They will be able help you reach your real potential and he/she will optimise this process to the maximum. 

    The Philosophy from USK training:
    "We work side by side with our athletes. All athletes that train with us know that without a constant feedback it’s difficult to achieve the best of both parts, and for this reason we seek constant communication between athlete and coach"

    We trust in “LESS IS MORE” and we work to make sure that every single session counts, and for this, we are very careful to suit every training session into your weekly schedule, looking for you reaching your maximum potential. Triathlon must add, not subtract from your life, and that it’s what we look for carefully.

    How do we work:
    • Pre-planning interview.
    • Season planning based on objectives (weekly revision).
    • Weekly schedule (via email).
    • Unlimited phone attention (Whatsapp).
    • Unlimited mail attention.
    • One Skype meeting per month.
    • Pre-race coaching and material advice included.
    • Technique video review and corrections.

    What we can do for you:
    We can offer you what you really need/want. Our main “mantra” is the ATHLETE, and we adapt ourselves to what you are really looking for.
    • Full season planification and Training Plans.
    • A concrete Race/Challenge Preparation.
    • Group training planification.
    • Training Camps training planification. Individual or group

    If you are interested in finding out more please contact USK training at: