It’s a challenge nearly all of us face, but most people don’t want to admit or discuss it openly.
It’s how hard training can be on your personal relationships.
Train and race in such a way that everyone can be proud of your effort, no matter what the time on the clock says at the end. Understand it’s not always worth it, and act accordingly.
Dating a non triathlete
Find ways you can make more time for your partner – like planning a special date night once a month, having one of your rest days fall on the weekend, etc. If you’re going to spend time away from your partner and people you love most, do the work to make sure it pays off as much as possible.
Although we never really know what will happen on race day, be disciplined with your training. Do the work, so that when you cross the finish line, both you and your spouse/partner can say that all the sacrifice was worth it.
Know that the reason they sometimes show disdain for what you are doing is because it is taking you away from the time you would or could be otherwise spending with them.
They would rather spend Saturday afternoon doing something fun with you than having you gone all day for a long brick, only to come home completely wiped out and ready for a nap.
Specifically, on your marriage/partnership and family. It’s about a feeling of constant guilt that you carry around – trying to do it all but never quite being good enough.
I realized how widespread this problem is and how deep it’s felt by so many athletes training for IRONMAN last fall.Relocating to the British Triathlon base at Leeds Metropolitan University, she now trains alongside Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, and shares a rented flat with Vicky Holland.In 2012 Stanford won the ITU Triathlon U23 World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.In the 2009 British Triathlon Super Series she came second, and in 2009/10 was awarded the 'Paul Weston Triathlon Scholarship' to concentrate on triathlon.After graduating in 2010, in the same year she won the bronze medal at the Premium European Cup in Brasschaat.Stanford was born in Swansea, and raised in West Wales. Stanford was a successful cross country runner, who started studying Sport and Exercises Sciences at the University of Birmingham.