If you have been around triathlon for any length of time you have probably heard about injuries and fatalities in our sport. You have heard news of triathletes being struck by vehicles during their training rides. You also have likely heard about fatalities happening during races, most happening in the swim leg. In 2019, USA Triathlon (USAT) former Board Chair Barry Siff and … [Read more...] about Global Triathlon Safety Task Force Issues Guidelines to Reduce Injuries and Fatalities
It’s water. H20. Pool or lake or river or ocean, it’s still water. Except for some folks, it’s not the same water in the pool as it is in the wild. If you are perfectly comfortable in open water, I am happy for you. You can just run into the water, dolphin dive like, well, a dolphin. Then you just swim away, breathing every third or fifth or 11th stroke and sail away like … [Read more...] about Use This Checklist to Become More Comfortable in Open Water
Sooner or later we all encounter setbacks. We fall ill, we suffer injuries, we feel life tangling up our training and racing. In my previous piece, “After the Setback, Now What?,” I proposed that athletes can best benefit by this piece of advice about coming back: “Start where you are, at your current level of fitness and function, and begin from there.” We all want to … [Read more...] about How to Mastermind Your Comeback
In this episode of the Mental Healthlete podcast, Bill Garrels talks with Colorado Triathlete contributor and D3 Multisport coach Will Murray. My guest today is Will Murray. Will is a ten-year USA Triathlon Level 1 coach with specialties in mental conditioning, youth coaching, and trauma treatment. He works with athletes in his coaching with D3 Multisport in Boulder, … [Read more...] about Mental Healthlete: Will Murray Talks Mental Conditioning
You were doing so well. Training was on track, you were feeling stronger and fitter, and things were looking up. Until they weren’t. You caught COVID or a cold. Massive demands from work and life got in the way. An injury came out of nowhere. And now you have a setback. How do you address the setback and get on the comeback trail? In Jim Collins’ book, BE … [Read more...] about After the Setback, Now What?