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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I train hard to do well at events cause I enjoy it. Simple as that really.

take your point Rob as it can become a chore so I do long rides into Snowdonia on my own when I can commune and dare I say it relax, stop at a pub or two and chat up the locals Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously, I have given some thought to this throughout the day. And to be honest, I must realise my own limitations. Tri is about fun and enjoying fitness. I remember posting something like that a while back.

I am going to forget about PB's, winning club champs, stuffing the club captain on bike rides, thinking about me striding over the line at IM tri's in sub 9hrs into the arms of applauding, admiring females - cause it just aint gonna happen. Well stuffing the club captain does on a regular basis, but thats about it.

So Rob, ta for grounding me. Going to enjoy it and have a laugh Very Happy Very Happy
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Robert




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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I'm not the only one, then!! Razz

I just got a bit despondent with all this "can't do hill sprints coz it's too early in the season" rubbish. I understand the need to have a goal but, realistically, I'm never going to be in the top ten and therefore can only compare with my previous results in the same race to see how I've improved.

I just enjoy being fit, sweating buckets and not having any incline defeat me ever again (Biggin Hill - this year, you die!).
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try and stop thinking about pbs, interval sessions, HR's, timing of ergogenic aid supplementation, weight loss, etc etc once a week now.....to coincide with the rest day. This will now take place once every three weeks. The fourth week I willthink about it for maybe two days.
This cycle will then continue for a few months until I get into the racing season. Then I'll introdue 1hour of tri-specific reading on those 3 weekly days, with the 4th only one day off. Will see how this progresses
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I train to feel good about myself, like the kick it gives me, and like the fact that I can eat more Shocked But couldnt do it unless i enjoyed it. "Events" give me a reason to plan and train, some focus to what I'm doing so need events but need to feel more comfortable with my limitations and not worry about being on the last sheet of the results Rolling Eyes

Part of the fun as well is "talking" and listening to TT folk Wink

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striding over the line at IM tri's in sub 9hrs into the arms of applauding, admiring females - cause it just aint gonna happen.

---is it the 9hrs or females that is most important Cool
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Chris




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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put that way, I don't train at all.

I do sports, I enjoy races, I don't care about times.

So I guess I'm here for the fun.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My name is ray and it is 2 days now since i trained Evil or Very Mad

and i miss it Crying or Very sad

i train to make sure i can train again tomorrow Razz
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