Cody Beals

Professional triathlete, nerd in jock's clothing

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Aug 30 2016

The strange & terrible ways I motivate myself

Some days, it’s easy. The work is enjoyable, if not effortless. Lacing up my shoes, taking that first icy plunge into the pool or throwing my leg over my bike doesn’t feel like work at all. Sadly, those days are the exception. Most training brings varying degrees of distress, shades of suffering. It may be unpleasant  and uncomfortable, yet it’s … Continue reading The strange & terrible ways I motivate myself

Aug 16 2016

How do pro triathletes train? My weekly schedule

How pro triathletes actually train is a subject shrouded in mystery. Only the athletes themselves and their coaches can say for sure, and most are pretty tight-lipped when it comes to divulging details. The tidbits that are dropped are more often than not misrepresented, exaggerated and out of context, like cherry-picked workouts posted on Strava. There’s also the … Continue reading How do pro triathletes train? My weekly schedule

Aug 10 2016

How do pro triathletes choose races? A case study

A recent Slowtwitch forum discussion about the absence of many professional triathletes from the Ironman 70.3 World Championship this year got me thinking. Like more than a few other pros, I declined my slot for 70.3 Worlds in Mooloolaba, Australia in favour of focusing on another race—the ITU Long Distance World Championships in my case. Some would question this … Continue reading How do pro triathletes choose races? A case study

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