In one of our recent e-mails we touched on the topic of getting in touch with your passion – in this case, triathlon, of course! So why is it so important for you to get in touch with this passion that you have for the sport of triathlon (or as we like to call it, “Unleashing Your Champion” from within yourself)? Well, to speak in the vernacular, “Baby, you ain’t got nothin’ if you ain’t got passion!”
- Consistency – Allowing your passion to bubble to the surface for swimming, biking, and running will keep you motivated to stay consistent with your training resulting in a better performance come race day.
- Enjoyment – This should be a “no brainer”, but we’re sure you know people who really don’t enjoy all three (or at least one) of tri’s events. When you allow your passion for the sport to be a key part of your day-to-day training not only will you enjoy it more, but your performance and physical fitness levels are more than likely to create better results, even psychologically!
- Unleashing your champion – Yes, there really is a true champion deep within you waiting to surprise you with its appearance! Your passion for what you are doing in the swim, bike, and run may translate into a podium finish one day soon.
- Be Grateful – Too simplistic you say? Maybe not. Simply being grateful for the fact that you can actually swim, bike, and run can have a very real effect on how you perform in the sport of triathlon. Gratitude is a key component in passion. Express your gratitude not only verbally, and in your thoughts, but in writing them down.
- Visualize – Another one that you might say is too simplistic, however most of the great champions will tell you that they very vividly see in the head before their competition exactly how they want to perform, and the results they wish to achieve. When you unleash your inner champion through visualization, you literally can feel your passion rising to the top and making it feel very real.
- Know you are worthy – Yes, believe it or not, most people do not have a sense of being worthy of achieving and having what they want, and that translates into having a passion for the sport of triathlon. If you don’t feel worthy of performing well or even just enjoying the sport, your champion within will stay buried. Even multiple Ironman Champion, Chrissy Wellington had to feel worthy enough to unleash her champion, and it certainly paid dividends!
Triathlon, like all of life itself, really is nothing without passion. Without passion, even three incredible sports like swimming, biking, and running (individually or collectively) can seem robotic-like and meaningless. Unleash your Champion now by developing and expanding your passion for both training and racing, and one day soon you’ll be hearing Ironman Hall of Fame race announcer, Mike Reilley saying, “You are an Ironman!”
Live life without limits.