The Ins and Outs of an Ordinary Life

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Motivation

I find that having a goal, something I hope to achieve, is a very big motivator. Last year it was a triathlon. This year it was a metric century and a century ride. Done and done. So now what? What should be my next goal?

Then I read about Amber Monforte in Sports Illustrated.
"Monforte, a 31 year-old registered nurse from Reno, NV, won the women's division of the Ultraman Canada race, a 3 day event consisting of a 6.2 mile swim and a 90 mile bike ride on Day 1, a 170 mile bike ride on Day 2, and a 52.4 mile run on Day 3. Her total time of 25:36:49 beat the women's record by more than 3 hours."

Maybe not in 3 days, but seriously, how long to accumulate 6.2 miles of swimming, 260 miles of riding and 52 miles of running? oh boy, my knees get wobbling at the mere mention of 52 miles of running. OK, then what would be some realistic mileage goals for all 3 sports and a realistic time frame for accumulating those miles? Hmmm, gonna have to think about this one.

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