Posts made in July 17th, 2012

Embracing the suck and other thoughts…

»Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Ironman, Random thoughts, Training | 0 comments

Chris “Macca” McCormack is a 2 time Ironman World Champion, his pre-race mantra is “Embrace the Suck”  and it refers directly to the inevitable pain/suffering that is part of triathlon and all endurance sports. He says: “You don’t play triathlon. You play soccer; it’s fun. You Play baseball. Triathlon is work that can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking by the roadside”. In my view that quote makes sense for a pro athlete like him, average age group athletes like myself should try to enjoy this journey as much as we can knowing that endurance sports require high time commitment and suffering tolerance. It has taken me quite a lot of time to find the balance between pain and joy, I am still working that out, so this is work in progress. I...

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