Be healthy, feel good, compete and enjoy triathlon long term.
Triathlon is a fantastic sport and when compared to swimming, cycling or running in isolation has a lot of benefits for the human body as a result of its variety. However, doing 3 sports instead of just one can bring its own set of issues.
Overtraining is common and very easy to do without realising. Your health, body composition, strength and day to day mood and energy can then all suffer as a consequence. With the correct balance of volume and intensity of aerobic work, strength training and with better lifestyle management it is possible to excel in triathlon, be healthy, feel good, look good, compete and enjoy the sport long term. Moderate levels of training applied consistently over time far outperform periods of high volume or high intensity training applied sporadically as result of illness or injury.