“if you’re... trying to get to the next level, surround yourself with people who keep you motivated and energized - people who inspire you to achieve your best every day. when you do this, you can’t lose.”
(anthony famiglietti, olympian)
“advice from the worlds best runners;
it’s inevitable that things will nag at you, but it’s pointless to obsess about minor pain. my philosophy; if i’m not limping, i don’t worry about it.”
(tim nelson, cross country u.s. champion)
“destination races give you a reason to travel; and months of motivation.
find someplace you’ve always wanted to go and see when they have a race you’re interested in. italy, france, timbuktu or cleveland. once you have that goal, every mile of training will take you just a little closer to it. every step shortens the distance between you and your dream.”
two. less than three weeks until Hever Sprint Triathlon. it's time for those projections.
haven’t managed to drop my sprint times yet. something to work on.
distance; 400m open water
estimated time; 7 minutes 45 seconds
ideal time; sub 7 minutes 30 seconds
have just got my bike computer, so still coming to terms with my average times. but here’s a stab.
estimated time; 40 minutes?
ideal time; sub 38 minutes?
bit of a wild card. based on london tri i’ve got an estimated time but that pace was a pretty considerable PB. not sure if i can trump it again. feeling good, but who knows?
estimated time; 21 minutes
ideal time; sub 20 minutes
estimated total time, minus transitions; 1 hr 9 minutes
estimated total time, with transitions; 1 hr, 13 minutes
oh-my-god-can’t-believe-i-did-that-time, with transitions; 1 hr 8 minutes
and weirdly, i'm not feeling those pangs of nervous anticipation. before London i had 204 questions/concerns/anxieties but this time around, i'm just ready to get on with it. nice feeling, hello, please don't abandon me :)