When training for a big event there comes a time when your training has picked up, but the race seems so far away. A time when you are sore all of the time and the workouts are only getting longer and more intense. You question if you started ramping up your training too early or not soon enough. Maybe you haven’t even registered for the event, even though you have committed to doing it and the longer you wait the harder it is to click submit.
Whatever the case for you, know that you are not alone. There is a time in your training that you start to get more focused…on everything. It doesn’t matter if it is on your aches and pains, gear, technique, or speed, it can creep up and make you question this whole thing.
This training should be fun and exciting, but it will also hurt and take time, thought, and perseverance.
Here are a couple of ideas for motivation:
Maybe getting on the forums are where you will find community or just learn what you need to know. Beginner Triathlete is a great place to start. Slow Twitch also has a great online community.
How about a triathlon podcast? Oh, the things you can learn that you never knew you needed to know.
Here is a serious, boot camp style motivational video. Listen to it before each workout if you must!