A podcast with Russ Bevans: The 5-steps in training (mind-body-soul) to becoming a Triathlete Vida Patil (10X Hacks)

Vida Vidyangi Patil
4 min readAug 11, 2021

Russ applies the interesting lessons learned while training for a triathlon or for Ironman in his work and in his design profession, and generally in life as well. His work as a designer requires preparation, organization. optimization, optimal optimization, determination, perseverance just as the training process for a triathlon requires. This is how he is able to balance his life as a designer and a sportsperson. Russ Bevans is an Industrial designer at Nike.

He is not only a design enthusiast but also an endurance coach. He is actually a sportsperson who has won accolades at the national level and has qualified for a lot of international events as well.

He has many lessons to share: about his life, about persistence, about training. And today’s podcast is focused on how one can train as a sports athlete for a triathlon or an iron man.

Triathlon, previously known as an extreme sport, involves a swim of 2.4 miles, a bike of 112 miles, and a marathon distance of 26.2 miles.

First and foremost, the preparation for an ironman triathlon requires deciding that you’re going to become a triathlete, that you’re capable of doing it mentally, because there are a lot of stresses with regards to perseverance and stamina that have to be developed over a period of time.