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when the chips are down

November 9th, 2008

Recently, a number of people have said that I look tired. As the training load cummulates and induces stresses, I’m having a hard time disguising how I’m feeling. This is when the psychological aspect of this Ironman gig comes into play. It’s important to stay on course, and understanding that it’s part of generating appreciable fitness. It’s amazing how these difficult times bring out the most repressed emotions and feelings, which can easily skew and shape perceived reality. I, for one, when I’m pushed to the brink of exhaustion – seem to have difficulty keeping common sense thought patterns in the forefront of my reality. It’s times like this, that makes having a coach or mentor an invaluable resource.

I hope my Team Orange members who are racing in Az are training well – see you all in a little over a week.

Scott