It was a beautiful sunny morning as I stood on the edge of Lake Taupo, in the township of Kinloch, ready to start my National Sprint Triathlon championship.
I’d spent three months preparing for this event – but in reality, this was just one of many events that will be part of my lifelong love with this sport.
That’s because triathlons are a way of life, and one of the fastest growing sports in the world, particularly for women who are leading the charge in taking to it, like ducks to water….and cycling and running.
Yet, this event was the one I picked out to train for back in October 2018, as a point towards which I could focus my efforts and gear up to as something that was achievable in that time frame.
Oh how wrong I was. Yes I did compete and complete my sprint triathlon and hit two out of my three goal times, but I also had my ass handed to me by a younger, fitter and far more experienced field of triathletes.
They inspired me with their skill and speed, and their years of commitment to becoming so good at a multi-disciplined sport.
From young to old – yes 80+, these people were all there because the sport of triathlon is such a challenging, yet rewarding one, that it becomes addictive.
It also is the perfect example of a way to push your personal limits, to go to your edges, and to tap into potential you may not have even known you have!
In this podcast you’ll learn:
- Why triathlons are experiencing phenomenal growth
- Why everyday people spend so many hours training for them
- How my Sprint Triathlon race actually went at Kinloch
- What I wish I had done better
- Why comparison IS the thief of joy and how I let it effect me
- The psychological factor of competing against yourself vs others
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