Mindset, motivation and multiple sports, the Tri Me Tapes are the audio journal of an amateur athlete, Abi Dawson.
Seeking a new challenge and an opportunity to improve her mindset Abi made the commitment to try new sports and compete.
Initially, she identified triathlon as a true test of grit, physicality and most importantly mental fortitude.
Join Abi and her partner in crime Matt as they discuss the journey to competition, the highs, the lows and lessons learnt along the way.
In this tape of Tri-Me Tapes Podcast, Abi makes the tough choice to quit training for a triathlon, we discuss the rationale behind it and lessons learnt along the way. Plus we prepare for a new challenge in series 2 of the Tri-Me Tapes. Thanks for sharing the experience with us so far!
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In this episode, we discuss:
01:00 Recapping the training & looking at more races
02:50 Preparing your first triathlon season
03:55 Training in Covid Lockdowns
06:06 Swimming training with no access to pools
08:39 Priorities & commitment to training
10:55 Mindset around waiting 12 months to compete & enjoyment of training
13:22 When the fun becomes a stress
13:55 Why is Abi doing the training? Doubt about quitting.
15:27 Training solo and what a team can offer
15:57 Making the choice to quit
17:42 Being okay with changing your perspectives
18:22 Sharing the choice with Coach Jimmy
19:00 Key learnings: Personal development & being part of a team
21:47 Reflections on training overall
23:12 Competitive vs calm dualities
26:10 What's next?
28:42 Crossfit announcement and why CrossFit
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In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:
- Crowborough Triathlon
- Woking Triathlon
- Sevenoaks Triathlon
- Jimmy George - VO2 Max
- Banded Swimming Drills
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