Stuart Marais

Advice From an Adventure Junkie - Stuart Marais

Multisport athlete, Stuart Marais gives us the low down on training for TriTanium

I’m an adventure junkie. Anything different to the norm gets me ticking. So, for TriTanium to get my attention, it must be exciting.

This format is very different to anything I have done in the past and a challenge well up my alley. It’s really cool that the event opens itself to newbies who would like a taste of multisport events and various options. So, I’m amped about the concept.

If you’re new to multidiscipline, I think the best advice I can give you is start easy, focus on the now only and execute each day as it comes. There are so many variables in multisport. I suppose that's why we do it in the first place.

If you’ve done it all before and you’re an old hand at it, look at each day as if it were a double session training day, and you'll be fine.

My advice is to try to mimic the order of events in training. Stick in as many double session days as possible and mix up your disciplines.

The key with multisport is to recover well during the current activity to perform well in the latter activity. Eat well and preserve where you can.

I, for one, am looking forward to some good, hard racing, but even more so to the postrace banter. Keep strong and train smart.