Over the many years of training and Ironman racing, I realized that I have taken a different approach to Ironman training but I also believe that experience does wonders for the mind, the body and the soul. 

Over many years of Ironman Triathlon Racing and Training, I have a different approach. I am very “Zen” with my ideas: coaching, and training. I am on an Ironman Zen Journey. I call it “IronZen.” (Thank you Rick!)

According to Webster Dictionary, Zen is a Japanese form of Buddhism that emphasizes meditation. Another definition from Urban Dictionary (if you call that a definition) states  “A total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind.”

As an 11x Ironman Triathlete, I noticed things beyond the swim, bike, run and lifting of triathlon training:

  • How gorgeous and blue the sky was this morning.
  • A tightness in the back today…ease off on training.
  • How the butterflies are constantly around me, while I travel to my destinations.
  • How strong I am…mentally and physically.
  • How I am at peace with my life and my Ironman Journey.
  • How I am ready as I am heading into some hard triathlon training.

I  LOVE this part of triathlon training. I look at life and training as a whole and started appreciating it, as we should on a daily basis. Triathletes get caught up in the training, sleeping, eating, and more training for our event. There is a lot to think about going into your triathlon journey. I want to teach you BEYOND the world of swim, bike, run and lift.

Join me on the private FaceBook Page. I want to teach you how to start working on the mental training to your Triathlon Journey.  Just work hard. It will pay off. I promise you that but not only do you need to work hard physically, you need to work hard mentally! You may have IMTX coming up in 7 weeks or IMMT in 24 weeks. Where ever you may be in this journey. I am here to help.

~ Coach Jen

AUTHOR: Jen Rulon

I am Jen Rulon, a Coach, Kona Finisher and a Public Speaker. I’ve been coaching triathletes for 18+ years and I received my Masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science. I train triathletes to reach their potential and coach triathlon coaches to successfully grow their businesses using my own proven methods. I currently work with women on finding their own voice and journey to finding their "Champion Status" in their own eyes! My knowledge has been featured in Triathlete Magazine, Runners World, on the TEDx Stage, the Health and Wellness Expo in San Antonio, TX, Men’s Journal Online, and the New York Times. I also practice what I preach — I’m a 15x Ironman Triathlete who participated in the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii on October 14, 2017.

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