Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I figured out today the thing that separates those who do triathlons versus those who are triathletes. It's mental training. Hear me out. Triathletes, true triathletes, truly believe they need to train themselves mentally. I think that's why you see so many of them moving along at 12 mph in their bendover bars. I also think that's why so many of them train alone. Wearing stupid kit. Without music or any other type of distraction not available to them on race day- they're training themselves mentally. I on the other hand see the mental aspect of a training and a triathlon more like a fuel tank - if I burn through it in training, I'll have nothing left come race day. So I mountain bike even during training periods. I ride my road bike because it's more comfortable. I ride with people because it sucks less. And I listen to music. Because making an activity suck more than it needs to just doesn't make sense to me. That's why I can never really be a triathlete. That and my love of all things food related.


Pat said...

They wear "stupid kit" because they think it makes them look cool. In reality, they look stupid.

The chocolate/jazz night was killer. You should take Cindy this weekend if you can swing it. It was worth it. Way worth it.

KanyonKris said...

"Because making an activity suck more than it needs to just doesn't make sense to me."

Bingo. Why would I choose to reduce the joy of riding (road or mountain) by focusing solely on training?

Morkthefied said...

I can't believe Kulani chose his duties on the activity committee over the chocolate/jazz night! It's like he's a whole new person in some ways. He talks about paying off debt more now than he does about bike parts. What alien has taken over my husband's body? I love that dude.

Mr. Flynn said...

Cindy, maybe he is nearing maximum concentration, the saturation point with regard to bike parts.

Yeah, no that can't be it. If there is there is room to hang a bike anywhere that can't be it.