Consistency Is Key
"To overcome the barriers a little planning, organizing and mind shift can be helpful. Success in training has a lot to do with consistency and mind set. Some of a workout is always better than no workout or training session."
Are you feeling that there's a lot of barriers keeping you from training? Well you aren't alone especially during this pandemic. The pool might be closed, the gym might be closed and there's probably many other barriers to participation then you are use to just six months ago. I have utilized the motto, some is better than none, for many years and it's getting me through these more difficult times. Flexibility and alternate approaches are needed when training must be altered. To overcome the barriers a little planning, organizing and mind shift can be helpful. Success in training has a lot to do with consistency and mind set. Some of a workout is always better than no workout or training session.
Most days I'm ready to roll and eager to get in the training. However, there are those days it's a struggle just to get dressed, take that first step or the barriers to participation pile up. On those difficult days is when I tell myself just to start and not focus on the full workout. Often, I surprise myself and am able to finish the workout. On the rare occasion it continues to be a terrible training session I allow myself to be okay with whatever I can complete. Frequently, I find myself having to alter my sessions due to life events, child care needs, work needs, and pet care needs. Look for ways to be creative in your training. So a dry band workout may substitute my pool swim, but as long as I'm working the area of focus it's better than not.
Basing my training philosophy on this premise and the dedication to consistency is what has gotten me over every finish line at all different distances. Don't give up on your goals or races! Rather, see this as an opportunity to become consistent, to find your productive mind set, and use the time to improve safely without injury to create a great base foundation of training. Remember that consistency promotes a level of predictable ability in your fitness which increases confidence for sport performance. Keep moving forward, stay on task, be flexible, be forgiving to yourself. Most importantly consistently use all of your sun safe approaches to protect your skin while training including your Tri Sirena training gear!
Written By: Beth Hunt, Tri Sirena Siren Luminary
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