Sunday, April 4, 2010


By Dr. Mitchell Greene


Imagine it’s the morning after your upcoming race, and your tri bag has yet to be unpacked. Despite a hot morning shower, the faint outlines of age markings are still visible on your arm and calf. You are curious to see yesterday’s final results. Sitting at your kitchen table, you open your laptop and search for your name. Scanning the pages of results, you finally locate your swim, T1, bike, T2, run and final chip times. You take note of your age group finish and the winners’ times, and quickly peek at how close (or far away) you were from being first (or last). Okay, now what?

Your next race may be a few weeks off, but now is the time to consider what will leave you with a lasting feeling that your triathlon experience was worthwhile. Will faster split times determine your success, or are there other, broader ways to mark your achievement? READ