The trial of miles; miles of trials.

Friday, February 3, 2012

When is ice out?

So much work to be done, so many races and so little time. 

I swam for the first time on Wednesday night (2150 yards). I like swimming because it is inherently difficult.  Due to my irrational fears of open water, swimming in a pool is much easier.  I've still been running a little and riding on the trainer.  I haven't finalized any plans yet, but have my mind set on a few races.  I'm really leaning towards the XTERRA Last Stand Triathlon at Ft. Custer on May 20.  Trying to train for three disciplines proves difficult.

I've always thought in order to be a "real athlete" you had to have some sort of skill, natural talent or gift.  I'm not convinced that suffering is a skill, talent or gift.  This sums it up:

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