Challenges of triathlon training

An interesting article in the Herald Tribune deals with the problematic nature of triathlon training. Apart from the obvious level of physical ability required, most amateur athletes who compete in triathlon find that excelling equally in all three aspects of the race a difficult task.
"Anne Gordon, 51-year-old triathlete and a partner at Dubilier & Company, a private investment group, has never gotten a personal record in each leg of a triathlon on the same day. "I find it is possible to peak in two out of the three sports, but no matter how hard I try the third eludes me," she said."