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After competing in Triathlon for almost six years I have come to realize that there are two distinct types of Triathletes, those who grew up as swimmers and those who did not. It is usually very easy to differentiate between the two groups. One group has a sense of confidence on the start line and in the case of a mass start they can usually be found at the front of the pack, the other lines up towards the back and might be overheard saying something along the lines of, “If I can just make it through the swim I’ll be fine”. As someone who falls into the second group I am here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be the case, you can learn be confident and even love the water.
Have you seen the pros speed through transition? If you blink, you’ll miss it. The secret that allows experienced triathletes and pros cut measurable time off of their first transition. It’s the Flying Mount! ... If you want to learn the Flying Mount, the following exercise is one you can do on your trainer at home and practice the mechanics.
It’s almost embarrassing explaining to the urgent care doctors that I’m not actually injured from the race, but rather from a lack of self-care that let a small problem run away.
Where did I go wrong – and how could I fix it?