Unlike 30-40 years ago, as our parents and grandparents stayed at one job forever, the trends have clearly changed especially with the new exciting creativity and disruption mentality of so many millennial. When was the last time you looked at your career path and did a deep dive evaluation? It's just like looking down a road or path.
If you are a business owner or manage teams have you thought about what you will do for growth of your business and team this year? After reading a book titled Bluefishing by Steve Sims, the following resonated and might with you.
It’s the time of the year for the best books to read and must read lists are published everywhere. How many times have you read a New York Times best seller and were disappointed and wondered how could the book be so loved by everyone.
The DECA Iron 1x10 race (Ironman per day format – 10 days in a row) is completely different event than the classic (continuous) DECA with respect to what it takes to finish. On the surface, it does not seem difficult to make a 24 hour cutoff time for each Ironman for 10 days. However it’s surprising how quickly the time limit goes by when you experience a day when everything does not go according to plan (sickness, injury, exhaustion, mental fatigue lap after lap). Several consecutive 17 hour days will leave the athlete with 4 hours or less of actual sleep time.
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Sleep deprivation and staying in the "safe-zone" is always a concern with athletes completing in long multi-day (5+ days and longer) events. How often do we hear that it's a fine line - if you go to far into a sleep deprived state, its very difficult to recover and keep pushing throughout the race before a meltdown.
One thing that's guaranteed in the world of multi sport endurance racing is that there is no single taper that works for everyone. There are so many theories on tapering for an event and personally I have tried at least 10 different approaches to tapering over the last 30 years.
As we start the final quarter of the year, it's the fall and for many business owners this is a busy time of the year for the final year end push. Maybe your business is seasonal with respect to your revenue flows - ex: tax consulting company, landscape business, medicare health insurance broker and retail establishments which all have extremely busy times then relax and recover syndrome may occur for many business owners. As you come to your "winter" or slower season what you have done in the fall (or prior season) will have impact during your lower revenue months. One thing is certain in any business - Winter Always Comes.
The Everesting Challenge is an intriguing idea for those of you who want to do "your own" long endurance event. The history of the idea and rules can all be found at http://www.everesting.cc/the-rules/. The rules are quite simple, find a hill and ride up and down it for as long as it takes to complete 29,029 feet or 8,848 meters of elevation gain.
Like any event, the overall DECA race costs should be evaluated and consolidated into a budget. Many times, the race excitement overtakes the financial reality and rough estimates of the cost to participate in a long event like the DECA. Over the years, coaching and advising athletes with respect to the DECA, one of the major missteps is that athletes don’t fully understand what everything will cost with the DECA. The DECA is significantly less expensive compared to races like Ultraman, Race Across America, climbing Mt. Everest, swimming the English Channel and other multi-day events.