This past weekend I watched the movie Into the Wild. It is based on the true story of a young man who graduates from college and then goes on a two year odyssey across the USA, culminating in Alaska. It’s actually a pretty powerful story, showing what a person is able to accomplish with focus on their objective, willpower, desire. However, the movie also brutally depicts the cost of undertaking something without proper preparation.
Much like an odyssey through the wild, Triathlon is an activity where there is much personal satisfaction to be gained, lot’s to be sacrificed – and a lack of a plan and proper preparation can lead to great dissatisfaction – fortunately death is pretty rare!
What does this have to do with anything? To be honest I don’t know, other than that it’s a good reminder to sit down and come up with a solid plan for racing next year.