To remind myself. So important to remind myself to slow down, look in the rear mirror and give yourself compassionate smile; to pat myself on a back and say “Good job partner!”; to shut down my mouth and open my eyes. Three months to think, to reflect, to dig deep into myself. Physical pain is … Continue reading Ego is NOT the Enemy. EGO is the Vehicle.
Before the storm Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid, New York is the only race that separates me from my “A” Race – Ironman Panama City, Florida. My goal for Lake Placid was to beat my 70.3 PR of 5:19:24 I set two months ago in Muskoka. In fact, I was more than confident that I can … Continue reading IRONMAN 70.3 | Lake Placid, NY | BIKE CRASH
Spartan Racing is not my specialty and often compromises my performance in triathlon, but still I do it.Why? To spice up my life and training by doing something different and fun. To get a sense of competition. To get outdoors and explore new places, new cities, meet new people. To get an extra mini-achievement under my … Continue reading SPARTAN RACE TRIFECTA: ONTARIO 21KM BEAST
https://youtu.be/geNrJqkOQjA?t=296 PRE-STORY Mental Masturbation Marbella race completely destroyed my expectations, flipped everything upside down. For about 3 weeks after the race I suffered from depressing thoughts and emotions. I got locked up in my head. I almost dropped out of sport of triathlon... It was dark and I searched for help at different places. I … Continue reading IRONMAN 70.3 | Hawaii – “The Big Island”
https://youtu.be/FzJvtI2RLPw Pre-Story: Since the Paris marathon which I did on January 6th this year I decided to focus entirely on triathlons. Despite my coach’s concerns in regards to racing frequency, I set myself ambitious goal to do 5 IRONMAN Races this year. Four of them are 70.3 and one full distance, to close the season. … Continue reading IRONMAN 70.3 | MARBELLA, Spain
I often meet people, healthy people, who tell me they wish they “could” run, wish they “could” bike, wish they ”could” get in shape. They wish they had the discipline or self-control needed. They act as if you are either born with this mysterious gift of willpower or not... The bad news is that no … Continue reading AMERICA’S TOUGHEST MUDDER SOUTH, Central TEXAS – MAY 05, 2018