This blog is still so new, but it is already weird to look back on pieces I wrote months ago. Below is one of the first things I wrote when this blog existed only on my computer and on numbered word documents. This was number 6. For no reason in particular I haven’t posted it until today.
By mile 20 of the bike all I could think about was if there were going to be doughnuts at the finish line. The thought of a doughnut seemed delightful. Sadly I had over 50 miles of biking and running in order to see if this wonderful rumor was true. It was early in the race and this triathlon was already getting hard.
It is well known that in order to achieve success you have to be consistent. Being consistent will put you on a path to personal growth and hitting your goals. In today’s post I would like to discuss the importance of not just consistency but how frequency plays a critical part.
Knowing how to adjust your workout when you are not feeling great is a good personal tool to have as an athlete. For those days when your body is just not responding, it can be very beneficial to have specific options in mind on how to adjust. Because let’s face it, some days we feel like the hammer and others we feel like the nail.
In order to achieve an improved athletic performance, you must learn how to push your body and mind right up to the breaking point.
I love seeing someone excited for their newfound joy of running. From time to time, I meet someone like this. They boast about the their past and upcoming races, the big goals they have for the future, and some sort of epic training plan. The excitement is real. I totally get it. I really enjoy hearing about it all. But as I’m listening, I’m thinking that it’s only a matter of time before they get injured. This isn’t me being cynical or negative. It’s just being real about the risk of injury for new runners.
How do you define yourself? Have you ever been around someone who instead of being focused on who they are today, define themselves by what they once were?
Back in 2010 I stopped working out and started training for my first Triathlon. What a difference it made. When you walk through your typical gym, it’s a safe bet that most people there are simply working out. Well-intentioned, but not training, and not working towards a goal on a clear path.