Monday, February 27, 2006

The will to prepare

"It's not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." Bear Bryant

I'm in my second week of training for this years adventure racing season. Last year I did 750 hours of training. This year since it's now my "job", I've upped it considerably. Doing so breaks the generally accepted rule of not increasing your total hours training by more than 10% from year to year… but let’s face it at this point I’m a science project, an experiment to see what my body can handle. Plus I now have more time to heal and recover, so I should be able to handle the load. If not, I dial it back. We’ll see how it goes.

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