There is only one thing can think of that’s worse than training the same way, year after year. That would be doing the same training over and over again…but hoping for different results.
Sounds simple enough, I know, yet tens of thousands of triathlete are guilty. When things don’t go right on race day, the typical answer is “train more.” But at some point “more” becomes impossible. Maybe you have maxed out your training time; maybe you just don’t want to be there anymore.
But you can always train different.
Yes, there is precious little room at the top of any mountain you seek to climb. But there is more than one way to get there. Don’t settle (again) for the status quo; go outside your personal comfort zone to identify
If it’s not working, more might not be the answer.