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Am I Race Ready? Assessing My Training To-date

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Am I Race Ready? Assessing My Training To-date

I find that things very rarely go as planned. My experience with triathlon fits that feeling very well. We've all gone through the mental struggles associated with the creeping up of the first race of the season ... well I think we all have.

Have I trained enough? Am I strong enough? Can I actually do this? Do I even want to do this anymore? Why am I doing this? Maybe I should just wait until I'm more prepared for the next race?

If you don't go through the mental agony associated with the above, well, good for you. Aren't you fucking lucky.

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Teammates:  Love 'em and Hate 'em and Love 'em

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Teammates: Love 'em and Hate 'em and Love 'em

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Triathloning is hard. Teammates make it easier....sometimes. Sometimes being until you share all of your exercise data, and you see that you're low mate on the totem pole not only in ability but in effort. When they're putting in 12+ hours a week and you struggle to manage 8.  When they're crushing bike drills while you're stuffing your face with potato chips.  When they're improving, and you're plateauing.

But don't let any of that get you down. Because all that "sometimes" is really only ego. Drop the ego, and just get on the trainer.  Don't drag them down, let them lift you up.

I love my teammates. I couldn't choose better people to be on this journey with. And I literally couldn't have done this without them. While I shake my fist at them for being more awesome than me sometimes, I owe them everything for how awesome I am now.

Keep putting me to shame, gang. Because imma be nippin' at your heels before too long.

38 days....

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