As we approach the year-end ultra triathlon-racing season with DECAMANUSA (along with all the other major ultra endurance events), one thing we can guarantee that will happen, is DRAMA. Each athlete deals with adversity and corresponding DRAMA differently, but make sure your event does not end like a Greek tragedy.
As a follow up to the Quintuple Iron training tips many of you have asked for specific advice related to sleep strategies for the race. The following guidelines might assist with your race planning.
To all our quintuple athletes for DECAMAN USA, here are some race tips and ideas!
How is your year coming along with regards to your top line revenue? If you are a business owner or sales professional and your sales are dragging, consider what questions you are asking. More important, have you perfected the “pause” while listening.
As we roll into the fall here in the US, it’s always of time for the last push toward year end with the kids back in school, vacations ending and a refocus of getting business results finalized before year end. Something you might notice in your community is that with everyone back to the normal routine (post vacation/summer) many individuals are walking their pups, biking (more concentrated rush hour traffic) and enjoying the cooler fall weather outside.
The challenges in the 1x10 and 1x5 DECA have well been documented by athletes over the years that have finished this event. The format of one Ironman per day with a 24 hour time cutoff on the surface does not sound that bad.
It’s been two weeks since the finish of one of the hardest endurance events in my career – The Tour Divide and its finally starting to sink in. I have reflected of the month long journey and the following highlights might offer some insights to the event if you are considering it in the future. As many of you know, I don’t write detailed race reports, but shorter summaries of the learning lessons so you can use some ideas and of course not make the same mistakes as me! I will never forget this brutal event as it was my 3rd 30-day endurance race (Triple DECA Ironman, Trans Am and Tour Divide) and it offered plenty of surprises and challenges along the way.
Have you ever considered writing your personal autobiography? It might be inspiring to examine all the things that happened though your childhood and life. The purpose is not necessarily to tell the world about everything you have or have not done as much as it’s a personal reflection of the memories that shaped your character.
I have read a few books on Mindfulness and seen that there are potential solution for keeping a balance to my hectic life. While perusing through the magazine rack at Whole Foods, I came across a new magazine titled Mindfulness. It’s well worth checking out and offers content rich articles related to techniques, examples and building a personal mindfulness practice.
We hear the term track record mentioned continuously from the investment community as financial organizations promote track records to entice investors to pony up monies into their products. As any objective adviser would mention while reading the investment disclaimer - past performance in no indication of future results.