The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. –Michelangelo
I have never had a season ending injury. I’ve had bad races, but nothing that has made me question myself. However, I’ve learned so much lately watching SwimBikeMom work through her injury and from a couple of local girlfriends working their ways back from season ending injuries. It’s those moments that develop us as athletes.
Wendy sent this in for Athlete of the Week: “Sometimes it don’t matter where you are in running order”.
The story of her race is much deeper than “slowest swimmer” though. Wendy attempted a VERY tough race – Leadman 125K in Nevada. Cold water, insane 50+ mile an hour winds that caused pros to drop out plagued the race, and Wendy, using her better judgement, decided to stop racing half-way through the bike.
It’s worth reading her post on the DNF .It might have been one of the most important moments in her training.
I can’t wait to race with Wendy at Vineman 70.3!