What Are the Biggest Differences Between Age-Groupers and Pros?

Coach Jim Vance says it comes down to risk and peer pressure.

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There are a lot of differences between the pros and the rest of the regular age-groupers out on a triathlon course: lifestyle, goals, resources, and motivation.

But setting aside things like how much time the pros have to recover and train, coach Jim Vance says that when it comes to a 70.3 the biggest differences have to do with intention and risk. Too often age-groupers train based on what their friends and training groups are doing—not based on what they should be doing.

Of course, that’s where a training plan and program comes in handy. So you don’t just do whatever your friends are doing.

Register for our 10 Weeks to Your Best 70.3 online course for a full training program from coach Vance, along with video guidance, open water tips, and even gear checklists.