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What was your most painful workout and how did you get through it?

Triathlon is often a painful sport and it requires you to become comfortable with being in pain. The goal of the sport is to be able to push through the pain and get better.
 
Transcript: "Hey, Jamie, I'm not sure. I can remember too many workouts where I wasn't in pain, if I think about swimming, I always would going to the pool Philly fatigue. The the legs were fatigued felt like they were dragging along the bottom of the pool and just trying to keep good body position and swimming. For me was always somewhat uncomfortable and painful. The bike was a little less painful in the sense. I was sitting on something and I could actually take a little break. Every now and then but biking when your time trialling, you know can be quite painful running running. I was always in pain whether it was niggling injuries or just absolute fatigue and kind of grinding yourself trying to get the miles in or do the work. I very rarely had those moments of flow where the body was responding and it felt really fantastic. In fact, I can probably remember those workouts more than I can. The painful ones because it was just so many painful workouts, and I think that's the goal of the sport is to be a bit cliche to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. That is really what the sport of triathlon is all about becoming just comfortable with being in pain and going. This is where I'm meant to be if I want to improve. I'm not sure if that helps. Cheers."
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Greg Bennett

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Olympian, 3x World Champ, CoS AnyQuestion
Triathlon is often a painful sport and it requires you to become comfortable with being in pain. The goal of the sport is to be able to push through the pain and get better.
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Carson Foster

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ World Champs๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ 2022
I experienced the hardest workout mentally while in college during exam week. We were taken to one half of the pool and given a 500 on 4:40/50 easy on 1:20 for six rounds. It was difficult but we relied on each other to get through it and pushed each other.
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Chad Le Clos

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Olympic ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ, 14x World Champ
When I was younger, every Saturday I would do a really challenging set with G which included 800s and trying to hold under a minute. On Mondays I would do 50 50s flower with a sponge tied around my waist, aiming for an average of 40 in the last ten. I was able to get 29s all the way down to 27 on the last one.
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Michael Bohl

Multiple Olympic ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿฅ‡ Coach, Head Swim Coach @ Griffith University
My old coach Bill Sweeten had a really tough workout that only a few people were able to complete. It was 1500m long and swum on a 115 base. Tracy Wickham, the world record holder at the time, was one of the few who completed it. I can't remember if I did or not.
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Max Litchfield

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Multiple Olympian, World champion ๐Ÿฅˆ
To get through hard IM sets, it's important to know what benefits you'll get from the session and stay strong mentally.
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George Hincapie

5x ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธOlympian, 17x TourDeFrance
I would do tough workouts several days a week, breaking them up into smaller goals and intervals to make them more manageable and bearable.