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Why would anyone knowingly take up a hobby that is going to cause great pain?
Good question. But anyone who calls himself a triathlete has done just that.
For triathletes, January holds the excitement of a brand new season. What 2016 holds in store for each of us is still unknown, and that’s part of the excitement.
That said, those of us who’ve been around a while do know one thing about the upcoming year which is that we will probably finish a triathlon of some distance.
When I worked in the business world, we had a term to describe a person who was pretty good at what he did but had no clue as to why...
It was a successful day for me, winning the W70-74 age group. I also broke the course record which I set last year, and, although it counts for nothing except...
Running after a long bike ride is a big "ask." We've already spent multiple hours working our bodies hard. And now we have to summon the energy and mental courage to cover many miles by foot. But, as my husband is fond of reminding me: You asked for this. So hadn't we better find a way to handle this triathlon run – a way that doesn't leave us questioning what went wrong?...
If you’re unfamiliar with this event, it’s worth knowing a little something about it.
This twenty-eight year old event is iconic. It’s a weekend-long festival which includes three races: a long course (Half Ironman), a mountain bike sprint and an Olympic distance race. And all racing is done on terrain that is scary tough – it’s not for the faint of heart.
1992 was my first triathlon racing season. I was 48 and a total novice.
Flash forward 23 years and the good news is: I’ve had 23 great years. The not-so-good news is: I’m now racing as a 71-year-old.
Clearly, I’m coming into the home stretch and can now see a finish line that wasn’t there when I was forty-eight. But, I’m not done with this adventure yet