Beginner Triathlete - Scott Tinley's Writings articles

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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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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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photoIt started like this: In the third week of August 1976, three things happened that altered my life forever. And they all took place within a mile of where we sit tonight.
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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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photoI didn’t used to like to run slow. You begin to recalibrate your needs and wants and if-only you could jog an easy two miles, three times per week. Running is a gift.
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photoTo succeed in a multisport event is to sign the entry form and show up to the start. If you put but a toe in the water consider that a bonus. This sport is hard.
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photoIt's a lot easier to be really fit and fast than really healthy and happy.
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photoMultisport athletes don’t have to look like cover models from some cheesy sex-and-abs magazine. You just have to be comfortable in your own skin however logo-d or clear.
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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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photoWe often forget the Other, that person or persons living behind the doors of our individual hubris, that secreted cheerleader who polishes our medals but never wins one of their own.
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photoA hundred years before the first Hawaiian Ironman in 1978, the geographical frontiers had been discovered. So we turn to triathlon to fulfill our genetic drive to test and conquer.
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photoTinley on triathlon, aging, and the attitude of a masters athlete
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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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photoTinley's take on the motives behind Lance Armstrong's return to triathlon and what it will mean for the sport
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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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