Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One month to go

For those who don't own a calendar tomorrow is the 19th of May, which means that as of now I have 1 month until the Perth Marathon. When I started on the idea in January, June seemed so far away. As it gets closer, I'll start to worry if I done enough training, whether I'm up to it and a whole bunch of other things. That said I've had the same worries with every single event I've ever done, is it normal? I don't know, I can't imagine ever being 100% confident, so maybe that's the driver.
I'll try to post a bit more in this final month, and also a bit after the event. Hopefully I'll be considering my next challenge.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Start Me Up(with apologies to Mick & Keef)

One of the hardest things I find with all my training is getting started, climbing out of bed early or going out after work getting started is the hardest part. The bizarre part of this is that once I'm going the rush is fantastic, the flow of endorphins is better than any drug I've ever taken. That drug is even stronger on competitive days, that final run down the chute at a triathalon, crossing the line at a time trial, finishing a run. If somebody could bottle that stuff it would put every drug dealer in the world out of business. But as I say as good as it is, some days it's just too hard to get started.