I should have dropped the f-bomb in the title. It would have more impact.
Seriously. Why are athletes wanting things easy? Race after race we hear how tough it was like the toughness of doing an Ironman was not expected.
I don’t get it. A big reason we sign up for these events is because we are looking for a challenge. We are seeing (even if we are only aiming to finish and don’t care what time it is, other than it being under cut off) if we have what it takes. What we have deep within ourselves when the going gets tough.
Yet that goes out the window when it does get tough … And athletes are wishing it was easier.
Yeah it was choppy, yeah it was windy .. Yeah it was …. But some athletes still went fast and many of them don’t have anything you don’t.
Pete and I talk IMWA, why athletes need to get real, use the power of negative preparation and we talk about the absurdity of 70 athletes not finishing the swim. I also give some accountability home work at the end. To do one thing… Make you a better athlete.
In todays episode, we discuss:
- Strategy, preparation, execution.
- Luke Mckenzie is a badass.
- Giving in.
- The swim and how NOT to be one of those 70 that didn’t finish.
- Why it shouldn’t be easy.
- What you need to do now if you did race.
- What you need to do if swimming isn’t a strong point.
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