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Hi, I'm Whitney! I am a middle of the pack runner who discovered the fun of triathlons in 2009. Join me in my adventures in life and training. I run with the Rush Running team and enjoy the fun that comes with such a supportive group of friends who understand what running means to me. I'm newly discovering road biking and the fun that it entails.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Monday Brain Exchange - Lessons Learned

Jill over at Finishing is Winning posts a new topic for bloggers every Monday.  Feel free to join in!

This weeks question: It goes without saying that anytime you challenge yourself, you learn something. What are some of the things you have learned on your own personal journey through fitness, whether it be from triathlon, running or just simply training?

Bullet point answers seem to be working well for this topic so here are a couple of my lessons learned...
  • The mind doesn't always understand what the body is capable of accomplishing.
  • Pushing your limits is sometimes painful but well worth it!
  • A little ice cold water can improve my attitude during a hot summer run.
  • When riding up a hill, just keep pedaling! Forward motion no matter how slow is better than not moving up the hill.
  • If Mike Rush says it's going to hurt...it's going to hurt.
  • When pushing through a tough spot in a workout, a little song can help.  I don't know why but a few weeks ago while doing bike intervals I just had to hum the Star Wars theme song...ended up with great times so it helps!
  • If the weather requires too much debate, it is probably best to move your workout indoors or take a rest day.
  • Splurge on good gear...shoes and apparel make a huge difference.
  • Use race registrations as motivation but make sure you have goal races.

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