The adventure of training

  • runnermtl

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    Nov 24, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    You know, training intensely is a very new thing for me: six days per week for 17 months now. I was the fat kid at school, and then when I had my growth spurt, I just kept the same weight which enabled me to proportion out. One of the things I like about pushing my body as far as it can go is that I feel so acutely aware of it now. Everything I eat or do in a day, every fiery breath that I take as I push my way up Mount Royal... I can feel (and see, lol) the effects. I discovered that pushing your body to its limits is as exhilarating and intriguing as pushing your brain to its limits.

    Anyway, just wanted to share in case it inspired someone icon_smile.gificon_surprised.gif
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    Nov 24, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    totally agree with you bro !! miles to go still !!
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    Nov 24, 2012 8:58 PM GMT
    runnermtl saidpushing your body to its limits is as exhilarating and intriguing as pushing your brain to its limits.>

    So true. Getting to the top of the mountain on a long run; moving past the third hour of a race and still maintaining the pace; passing other runners during that last hour, and not getting passed at all.
    Great feeling!
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    Nov 24, 2012 11:49 PM GMT
    runnermtl said... I discovered that pushing your body to its limits is as exhilarating and intriguing as pushing your brain to its limits.

    Anyway, just wanted to share in case it inspired someone icon_smile.gificon_surprised.gif
    It didn't inspire me. It simply reminded me of why I still enjoy participating in extreme sports.
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    Nov 24, 2012 11:52 PM GMT
    Seeing progress in yourself is one of the most rewarding feelings... EVER!

    I would like to throw something out there. You've been training 6 days per week for 17 months now? You have probably hit over-training a long time ago man. Take a breather haha!
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    Dec 02, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    Don't worry, I see a university qualified sports therapist once a week. He has me on a very carefully balanced schedule icon_smile.gif Part of the reason I train six days a week is to balance out the 40 hours of my sedentary office job ;)