Are You In A Rut In Your Triathlon Training?

Then buy some new socks! Specifically some bright neon ones.

How To Get Out Of A Triathlon Training Rut |


Seriously. There is some kind of weird psychological thing that happens in your brain when you treat yourself to something new. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. For $18, I got 6 new pairs of moisture wicking socks and I cannot wait to test them out on my run tomorrow!

How to get out of a run in your triathlon training |

It’s really easy to fall into a slump as you train for your first triathlon, especially in your weakest sport. So sometimes you need to trick yourself into training…


How To Get Out Of A Triathlon Training Rut |


And since I love running with music, I put my headphones on and start listening to my pump up songs before I decide to go for a run. I am instantly in the mood for a good workout. It works every time.

Another tip is to put on your workout clothes and lace up your sneakers as soon as you wake up or get home from work. {Don’t forget your cool new socks or your perfect pair of goggles!} Since you’re already dressed, why not go for a run or a bike?! Just simply wearing your workout gear triggers something in your brain and that makes the decision to workout a little bit easier.

Are you hesitant to dive in the pool for your swim workout because you don’t want to get your hair wet? (am I the only one who uses this excuse?) Go on Pintrest and pin a bunch pictures of sleek and sexy updos and try a new hairstyle after your swim workout! Or try wearing a chic head scarf like this one: Instant motivation!

How To Get Out Of A Triathlon Training Rut |

Although I do find new socks and head scarves very motivating, another great tip is to find a triathlon training buddy. We here at TwoTri think that working out together is awesome! Even if you and your buddy are at different levels, like Davey and I are, having a partner to work out with, or at least accompany you to the gym/pool, will help keep you accountable and motivated.

Can’t find a workout buddy? Join a class at your gym! From yoga, to zumba, to body pump, most gyms offer a ton of awesome {and free!} classes that will keep you motivated as well as help you cross-train for your triathlon! I LOVE my spin class and have met some really cool people who also do triathlons!

For more on how to overcome your triathlon training rut, check out Doug’s post on Noticing the Resources Around You.


Hope these tips help you get out of your training rut!


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Trainer DaveyTrainer Davey is an Orange County personal trainer at heart, but has since moved to Nashville and taken on the new challenge of triathlon training. Of course, he misses his home of Surf City...but Music City ain't so bad either!View all posts by Trainer Davey →