The IRONMAN and The Journey

Too often @IRONMAN is seen as the destination, the “end” of the journey resulting in success or failure, victory or defeat, happy or sad. But why is that the predominant view? Surely IRONMAN is a journey to discover something great about yourself, new strengths, weaknesses to be defeated and new processes and skills to learn and teach. Seeing races as end-states and not thorough planning and execution means you have that binary choice at the “end” – success or not, but if you see the process and delight in new skills and new opportunities for great and good then there is only one outcome and that must be pleasure through the pain and suffering and no matter how you measure it, you will have grown through it, learned from it and acquired new skills because of it: It being the race, the training, the fun, the aches, pains and pleasures. How many times did you see the sun rise and marvel once again at something so routine but something most people don’t see? How often a beautiful sunset ¬†witnessed during a sublime run or even witnessing the chirp of dolphins as you swim in the sea. Truly this is the best IRONMAN experience you can have. Live through your experiences and love every minute with a ¬†great smile. Smiling you Mountains of mis 2015know releases endorphins which make you feel good and happy, less stressed, so as part of training, dont forget to practice your smile! In a few weeks or months your IRONMAN will be done but you will be greater for it and stronger, more resilient and ready to lead the rest fo your life fitter, happier and just greater. Go for greatness, keep training because “Excellence is Inside YOU”. @dairoberts1

Published by Dai Roberts Triathlon

Health and performance focused professional triathlon and running coach since 2010. Coaching runners since 2001. European AG champion and world championships AG bronze medalist. BEMER specialist and Independent Distributor. Coaching runners and triathletes of all ages from youth to world championships level. I trained under the IRONMAN coaching program alongside the US MASTERS swimming, USA Cycling and USA Track and Field program as well as UK Athletics. Lifelong learning, athlete centered and successful. Retired UK Military after 32 years service.

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