Blows my mind that people think its social hr during training time. How are you going to get faster if your not training faster than the other guy or girls.
And the fact that people are getting dropped by 5 girls and a guy. WHAT???
Why are they riding a P3c if you are still getting dropped in a draft.
The only thing I do is the head nod or a hand flick as I fly by someone. I understand 375 watts is hard work for 10 minutes up a % grade, but suck it up, it will pay off.
Ride your road bike and blow by the triathletes on their Time Machines, then the next day ride your Time machine and blow by the roadies and triathletes. really confuse them as to who everyone thinks is better.
If you want to win, you have to train for it.
If you want to improve you have to improve your training and work hard.
Quit Dreamin and just go out and kill it. Work so hard that the next race you do, makes you appreciate your not out training.
Racing hurts, No matter how fast you are, IT ALWAYS HURTS. So just go out and hurt MORE so you can say you got a PR, or Beat so and so, or improved your age group placing or stand on that podium because you worked your tail off. And no one who showed up could beat you on that day.
If your training doesnt hurt than dont complain about getting passed by those who punish themselves to be the best they can be and are standing on the podium.
Each part of a triathlon is its own part, unless its an Ironman there is not much sense in holding back its a race remember.
Its not JUST genetics people. Its work ethic. Its the willingness to go WAY beyond comfort zone for a smidge of glory.
Its consistancy, its time, its a Ton of bind numbing EFFORt, who cares how many miles you road or ran, or swam, its what you did in those miles. Kill it. If you were a wild animal would you have a survivals chance? Train like its your life. Train like you trying to find a NEW level of Pain. Dont expect better results with the same intervals as last week last month or even last year. otherwise you'll just be the same athlete every year. take the time to be a better swimmer, a good bike fit, and mechanically sound runner. BE A MACHINE that knows no bounds.
Next time you get passed in training, Spill your guts to stick with them as long as possible. Who knows, it might be Taylor phinney out for a motor pacing ride. and know deep down Taylor cant run.
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