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Preparing for race day

Yesterday's Port Macquarie Ironman re-ignited a discussion I have with fellow coaches and athletes about training for this kind of racing.  We're often asking ourselves if we've done enough training or what is actually enough training? With the rain, wind and cold that turned on athletes yesterday another layer of difficulty was added to the event, on top of the task of completing 226k of racing.  And that is toughness.  This is a trait that not all people possess but can definitely be learnt.  As a coach I know instantly whether an athlete has this or not.  Athletes who shy away from new things whether it be a skill, riding route or inclement weather are generally the ones who are...

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