You may have heard of Occam’s Razor – also known as the principle of parsimony – that suggests that simpler explanations are more likely to be correct that those with unnecessary or improbable assumptions.
In training, and racing especially, I have often been conflicted about certain decisions I had to make. Things like:
- Should I increase/decrease my pace?
- Should I coast down this hill?
- Should I stop at the aid station and get a drink?
And so I realized triathlon needed razors, too.
A razor can be defined as a quick decision-making rule of thumb that helps you shave off unlikely explanations, or avoid unnecessary actions.
Here are six triathlon razors I’ve compiled:
Follow them all – they are each great sources of expert information and inspiration.