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.
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
- How you been my friend? Haven't heard from you for a while! - Doing great, better than excellent? That's Awesome! Glad to hear.- What you been up to? Wow, you achieved so much. You accomplished a lot! Congratulations! You try so hard to sound happy. Don't, or you will start shooting rainbows out of … Continue reading A Place of Power | Eco Forest Retreat on Muskoka River
https://videopress.com/v/UQotU7tB?preloadContent=metadata https://videopress.com/v/JeMssKi3?preloadContent=metadata Had a great night's rest the night before. It was so nice to sleep in a tent , under the stars, on a fresh air. Woke up as always at 4:30 am, went on a 10k hike followed by a leisure swim in lake. Registered for the race and went back to the … Continue reading SPARTAN RACE: OTTAWA 13KM SUPER
PRE-RACE Instead of staying at hotel or Airbnb, me and my brother Stepan, who is visiting me from Ukraine, decided we will more enjoy camping. The tent was set up at the Arrowhead Campground, which is about 15 minutes driving from the race venue. This is a huge campground and the campsites are not cheap. … Continue reading IRONMAN 70.3 | Muskoka
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”
IRONMAN Marbella 70.3 is over and Kona race is in 2 weeks. I took about 10 days of recovery and this is the first somewhat serious bike workout. Since Hawaii race will be done in much warmer climate than I'm used to, I need to train for that. To do so, I implement the "heat … Continue reading 90Min Bike, May 14, 2019. ~Heat Training. Failed~