“Always remember: pain is temporary!” This is the motto of young athlete Julian Erhardt. Inspired by his father, who is himself a passionate triathlete, he decided to take up triathlon as a competitive sport at the age of 16. His sporting highlights of the 2019 season were 5th place at the German Championships over the middle distance in Heilbronn and 3rd place at his home race, Chiemsee Triathlon. During his three years at the Olympic base in Saarbrücken, Julian was able to develop steadily and even secure a place in the Erdinger Alkoholfrei Perspektivteam.
“I am a very passionate athlete,” Julian says about himself. “I would probably train far too much out of sheer enthusiasm and eventually perhaps overdo it and get injured if I trained without professional guidance.” Our job is to build up Julian’s training continuously, and in a goal-oriented manner.
Since the end of 2018, HYCYS has accompanied Julian on his triathlon journey. Meanwhile he is studying sports science and is thus gaining even more training knowledge, which he can discuss with his coach Björn Geesmann and also install and try out certain components. This exchange between athlete and coach is always very important to us. It’s not about executing a pre-set plan, but about combining the coach’s expertise and the athlete’s experience and feedback to develop optimal and sustainable performance.