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Do You Have What It Takes To Achieve Your Best? (Video 7 of 8)

Even if you’re not an elite athlete, and even if you’re new to the sport, you can make it a great season if you have the right support team.

Finding the right resources is critical. You’ll learn a lot with the Rock Star community and coaches but you might be overlooking additional – and easy – elements to keep you on track with your training and racing goals.

In this video, Chris introduces a simple and intelligent way to identify what you have and what you need to have a remarkable season of triathlon. Watch here… Continue reading

5 C’s for Being a Successful Triathlete in 2012

We’re capable of so much more than we realize.

Most of us know precious little about what makes it possible to achieve and sustain excellence (in sport and in life), especially as the speed and complexity of demand in our lives rise relentlessly.

But experience and research shows there clear, common traits that form a rock-solid foundation for success.

I’ve summarized them down to the 5 C’s – a simple framework for not only understanding what’s needed, but also to help you identify where there is, or might be, a gap.

A gap that creates the weak link in your performance chain.

A gap that doesn’t allow you to consistently fire on all cylinders.

A gap that ultimately leads you to be less than you’re capable of and feeling disappointed, frustrated or confused as to why your ‘hard work’ didn’t translate to your best result. Continue reading

The #1 Rule for Dealing with Adversity in Your Triathlon Race

It’s a pitfall that many triathletes fall into.

Weeks and months of training hard, testing a nutrition strategy, planning the details of what goes in the transition bag and deciding what’s left behind. All in the name of having a great — perhaps a perfect — race.

But as I often tell athletes I coach at TriathleteMind.com, perfection is not an idealistic, let alone an optimal way to prepare for your race.

The potential for adversity is always lurking around you, ready to strike at any moment. The unpredictability can catch the best off guard. Sudden cramp. Flat tire. Torrential wind gusts. Another flat tire!

Regardless of what mother nature, the race director, bad karma or bad curry the night before does to you, your success (or perhaps survival) always depends on what happens next. Or more specifically, Continue reading

7 Steps to Evaluating Your Triathlon Race Performance

After all time you spend sweating, sacrificing and soul searching in the build up to your race, you owe it to yourself to effectively evaluate all aspects of your performance, and not judge success or failure simply by the time on the clock or ranking in your age group.

In this video, Chris Janzen, Founder of TriathleteMind.com breaks down a 7 step process to make — and take — the most from your race day efforts.

You owe it to yourself to learn everything you can to improve your strengths and your weaknesses. Whether it was a PR or a PW (Personal Worst) it doesn’t matter. There are always lessons to learn, and insights you can use, to achieve your potential the next time. Continue reading

The 80-20 Rule For Achieving Your Personal Best

In this video, Chris Janzen of TriathleteMind.com shares a critical distinction that all triathletes need to understand in order to achieve your personal best. The 80-20 Rule applies to training and racing — especially when you’re trying to develop a specific element of your technique and abilities. Continue reading