The more I race, train and coach triathlon the more I realize it’s all about attitude. We’re talking about the “Get off your ass and get on with it” attitude. If you don’t have it, you need to find it.

There are always dozens of reasons why you shouldn’t get up at the ass-crack of dawn and get out and train, and usually only a few why you should. But part of your job as a triathlete is to focus on the positive, to embrace the few good reasons to participate, and to ignore the negative and the nay-sayers.

Don’t over-think it. Don’t blame equipment or scheduling. Make the time. Nothing worth having is easy. Focus on the positive and push everything else to the side.

Triathletes are doers, not watchers. With so much training necessary to excel in three different disciplines, triathletes don’t have the luxury or the time to pick and choose.

So stop over-thinking and adopt your own “Get off your Ass and do it” attitude.

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