Monday, December 12, 2011

Top 5 things to do when you're a sidelined triathlete

5) Register for a crazy race ... like an Ironman
There is no better time than when you're not training to decide to push your body to the limits. Galvanizing the courage to register for an Ironman is easier when the terrorizing headwind from yesterday's 30-mile bike doesn't remind you of how extreme this sport is.

4) Promise yourself a PR ... right after an injury
You've been out of the game - for a long time. Once the doctor gives you the go ahead, you've stored up enough determination to resolve that the next season is going to rock. Why should your focus just be on remaining injury free? Why shouldn't it include a PR from the get-go?

3) Live with regret
Nothing signifies a hopeful look toward the future like a forlorn expression in the rear view mirror.

2) Blame it on the gear
Pretend that every piece of equipment or gear you don't have could be the one that makes you the triathlete you've always wanted to be ... because we all know time in the saddle has nothing to ultimately do with performance.

1) Blog about being a sidelined triathlete
Hey, there's a gem in every experience ... or non experience.

Clearly Digging for Blog Material


Molly said...

You didn't follow the advice of #5, did you? :-) !!!

Hope you are recovered soon!

Debbie said...

Hmmm... How about registering for a half-ironman? Or picking the hardest winter maintenance plan you can find because there's no way you're still going to be slow in the spring? Not that I did either of those things... :)

Lora Abernathy said...

Not yet, Molly, but I am seriously ready to hit the "register" button before I regain my senses.

Debbie, your winter would certainly sound like a complete overload ... if those things were true.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

ohhhh #5 isnt good for an injuried athlete. The good thing is we have 7 months before the season starts.

Lora Abernathy said...

Yeah, #5 could be a complete trap.


No. 6..
Watch the World Championships on TV, 30 pounds over weight, eating chips and drinking beer and say to all in attendence "I could do that"

Lora Abernathy said...

Laughing my butt off, Bob!


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