It is often stated that the main point of difference between a good musician and a true artist is not the notes they play, but rather the ones they don’t. The moment of creation – the point at which an action becomes an art form – is born of years of study and technical development. And it is only with this degree of dedication and a certain amount of God-given talent that an individual can begin to play by his or her own rules. For reigning Ironman World Champion Pete Jacobs, training has in recent years evolved into an art form. While others plying the trade of the professional endurance athlete obsess over the kilometres they cover each day, or the watts they push on their bikes, Jacobs takes the view that, where his own training is concerned, less is certainly more.