Thomas: Hat trick win – Finntriathlon 2014

I now have a hat trick of wins at the Finnish national championships! After another exciting win at Finntriathlon Joroinen, I have been asked what is my secret. My simple response is I just love to race this event!

 It is easy to be relaxed and having fun comes naturally. This combination allows me to get the most out of my body, which gives me a good chance to win every year. I think this is an important lesson to teach to all triathletes: focus on having fun and you will almost always get the most from your race.

This doesn’t mean you won’t have challenges to overcome. A race ALWAYS has problems to overcome, but staying positive and enjoying the overall experience allows you get beyond the difficult times.

Focusing on having fun doesn’t mean ignoring all the details you need to get the job done. When I race I still pay very close attention to my nutrition and other technical needs, but my overall state of mind is relaxed and enjoying the experience.

This year I had the privilege of watching a few of the athletes I coach put my own experience to good use at Finntriathlon. It was super exciting to be racing with them and fun to see how their races progressed. As I am now starting to coach more athletes, I am already looking forward to next year and seeing them get to new levels!

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