People that don't know me may mistake me for being too serious!
I sometimes get the question of "Why do you always have to push on the bike? Why can't you ever stop for a coffee break? Why can't you just ride easy for once?" When I swim masters it's," Why the short rest breaks? Why do you always have to just go go go? Why can't you deviate from your training plan. Why don't you take a day off? Why don't you come do our race?"
I love to train and have fun doing it, but in order to make the most of my workout and justify the time and commitment I put into my training, I really need to focus. This often means working harder than what's comfortable. It means following a training schedule and not deviating from it!
I love to race and I get great satisfaction from making strides and knowing I am getting closer to my dream of being the most succesful triathlete that I can be.
I have a strong set of motives and I am very commited to my training plan.
In order to achieve I believe you really have to always keep your eye on your goals! You have a goal in each training session, a goal for the week, race goals,yearly performance goals. These are all things that you can work towards achieving. These keep you motivated and wanting more.
I appreciate my friends and family that understand where I am coming from and respect my commitment to my sport.