“You learn more from the races that don’t go as planned.” – Igor Amorelli – Professional Triathlete
We asked seven elite athletes the same five questions and are revealing their answers in our weekly Turning Points blog series. Check back in each week to see how each athlete deals with off days, trains with the Forerunner 735XT and embraces the turning point moments.
When you have an off day with training, how do you come back the next day?
I usually try to rest as much as I can, do the things that I couldn’t do during the days training, and of course eat the things that I like. So the next day I come back with my body, mind and energies fully recovered.
When a race doesn’t go as you wish, what do you tell yourself to get back on track?
I think its kind of natural, like a feeling. When I have a disappointing result I get sad an angry for the day, but then on the next day I get really motived by this to come back again racing and get things right.
What’s the most important part of racing/training to you?
For me, the most important thing is how hard you’ve worked and prepared for the race. When I know I did everything that I could, then I know that I’m ready to have my best result.
What advice would you give to other athletes who might be at their “turning point”?
I think the most important is to always believe in yourself and in the hard work.
What features on your Garmin do you appreciate the most when training?
My favorite is the time of ground contact and vertical oscillation.