Lets face it. We all need a kick up the ass to get out our front door and train from time to time. Maybe its 5am and that snooze button is looking tempting. Maybe its cold and raining. Maybe you aren't performing at the level you were last year. Maybe you've just been dumped by your partner who for some reason doesn't think its acceptable to spend £7000 on your 'winter' bike. Whatever the reason, these 5 videos are sure to get you fired up and back to training at your best....
1. RULE YOURSELF | MICHAEL PHELPS
2. IRONMAN - Be Inspired
3. Rise and Swim (Welcome to the Grind)
4. Running in the Rain
5. Biggest Loser Matt Hoover finishes Ironman Triathlon
What is Tapering?
For endurance athletes, "tapering" refers to a decrease in training volume leading up to competitions. It might last anywhere between 3 days and 2-3 weeks depending on the athlete's goals, event and training load. The aim of tapering is to maintain fitness and endurance while removing fatigue and finding some 'form'... simple right?!
The above tips should help you reduce your open water panics and teach you how to cope with them should they arise!
Remember... The more you practice and prepare for this, the less it will happen.
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