Are you commited to be a true mulitsport athlete?
Yo Tri Gang,
Many of us came to the 3 disciplines from one discipline and suffer from this dilemma (me included.) The runners run, the bikers bike, the swimmers swim. It’s hard to get our focus away from the sport we have had success at but we all know that the greatest gains we can make in triathlon will come from concentrating on weakness first… Dang.
One way to help this happen is to train specifically for a major event in your weak area like an open water swim (me), a bike time trial (me) or a road race.
Once you sign on the dotted line and commit to a race, it will help get your concentration where it’s needed. With luck, you will find yourself getting excited about the sport you do poorly at! I’m looking at a swim in the Hudson River http://www.nycswim.org/Event/Event.aspx?Event_ID=2101 , a chance to visit NYC and put the swim on the top of my list!
Swim, Bike, Run, is my list of priorities for 2011, in that order!