Category Archives: Triathlete Psychology

To Brick or Not to Brick

“Only the Sith deal in absolutes.” I know, I know. A hokey Star Wars reference. [Sorry, new Episode 7 trailer on the brain]. But in this, I have to agree with the Jedi. More often than not, dealing in absolutes … Continue reading

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Mental Toughness: See Joan McGue

Joan McGue made the bike cut-off at Ironman Arizona this year by five seconds.  Her timing chip was pulled at the 13.1-mile mark of the run. She did not cross the finish line. But of the twenty-six Camelback Coaching athletes … Continue reading

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USAT Art and Science of Triathlon 2014 International Coaching Symposium Recap: Keep it Simple

The USAT Art and Science of Triathlon 2014 International Coaching Symposium was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this year—I know, rough—just upstairs from Interbike, where vendors showcased the latest and greatest in technologies and … Continue reading

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Triathlete Psychology 101: Managing Inflated Race Expectations

First, a few “technical” definitions: The clunker race – a dramatic under-performance based on capabilities predicted from training The mean race – a performance at or near, just above or below, a level that training indicates The breakthrough race – … Continue reading

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