Beginner Triathlete - Scott Tinley's Writings articles

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photoTraveling as an athlete is better than traveling as a tourist or on business or even just wandering around with a backpack and a holey sleeping bag. An athlete is given wide birth.
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photoIf you ask beginning triathletes what they fear most, a standard response usually includes some reference to mass swim starts and bike crashes.
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photoTriathlon style is no longer defined in the Nuevo replication of wool cycling jerseys and neon footwear. The style of swim/bike/run is a look and feel and way of being in the multisport world.
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photoOf the many ironies inherent to youth participation in multisport, the fact that it’s tougher for them than it is for adults might be the most suggestive.
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photoThere are races to prepare for and health to be found and a lot of adventure and release to be sought in the oceans of the world.
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photoTinley on triathlon, aging, and the attitude of a masters athlete
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photoWhy it’s so hard for us to talk about losing at a simple game? Sports are supposed to be about building positive character, supposed to be about fairness, equality, and striving for excellence.
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photoBlame it on Dave Scott perhaps, a career-long advocate of strength training---that the benefits of working out with weights, mostly indoors, entered discussions on performance and training.
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photoExercising in inclement weather is a lot like getting a flu shot or going to your in-laws for the holidays—you know that it’s probably good for you but still isn’t something that thrills you to death.
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photoAfter all these years, had sport become too much like work that it was no longer a respite from that which is labeled work? Or at least feels like it at times?
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photoTriathletes have embraced any new device in the belief it will increase their speed and performance. Ten millimeter thick wetsuits and ten pound bikes sell for more than most paid for their first car.
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photoScott Tinley on working to play, or playing at work.
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photoThere is a serious, devoted athlete, committed to the task of triathlon. He is happy because his heart rate is low, his blood lactate is low and his chances in this year’s Kona lottery is high.
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photoStripped of its three-figure entry fees and five figure bikes, when the gun goes off it's still a bunch of crazies doing three sports for a thousand reasons.
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photoSport and religion both celebrate group values and offer excitement. Sport and religion are grounded in disciplined practice, a devotion to a cause, and a belief in the unseen. And both require faith.
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