COMPETE WITH YOUR WEAKNESSES AND FINE TUNE YOUR STRENGTHS
Triathlon is unique in that there are three sports you need to work on. One of the best ways to work on a weakness is to start competing in that sport specifically. If you are a weak swimmer, join a masters group and take part in some masters swim competitions. If you are a weak runner, sign up for some races in the fall or early spring. Few things will motivate you to improve as much as the pressure of a race, and you are unlikely to push yourself as hard as you will when you are on a start line. Racing will bring out the best in you and nudge your body up to a new level. You will also learn from athletes who specialize in those sports. Being immersed in their culture for a bit will make you a better triathlete.
Addressing your weaknesses is important, but equally so is learning to capitalize on your strengths. Success in triathlon is often as much about maximizing your strengths as it is about limiting the damage on your weaker legs. It’s important to maintain a strong level of fitness and competency in the sports you excel in. When the season edges closer you can fine-tune your skills and fitness with your strengths so you are ready to compete.