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2009-08-06 3:38 PM

Subject: What was the best single piece of advice you ever got- Who was it from
Just a good thread starter.  Curious about what helps people get through it all.


2009-08-06 3:47 PM
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Use lots of body glide. 
Run more
Bike more
swim more
sleep more

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2009-08-06 3:55 PM
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Get some swimming lessons.  Advice came for a fellow BT'er!!!
2009-08-06 4:30 PM
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"Don't run with scissors." - My Mom
2009-08-06 4:32 PM
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take cover when someone is shooting at you..

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2009-08-06 4:34 PM
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Gaarryy - 2009-08-06 4:32 PM take cover when someone is shooting at you..

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Lol! Ok, you made me nearly spit out my banana! Smile


2009-08-06 4:34 PM
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Day before IMAZ, friend told me "there's no pressure to do anything, just enjoy the day."  Repeated that to myself all day long....

ETA - oh, and originally, Xan's quote below...  I've found it translates to much more than just tris
2009-08-06 5:21 PM
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"Ya Gotta Wanna...."  Greg Tracey, football coach
2009-08-06 5:26 PM
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"Can't is not a word" - my dad

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2009-08-06 5:41 PM
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Hey just relax and have fun, you are only here to complete not compete.
My wife and a bunch of really great people here on BT before my first sprint. 
2009-08-06 5:53 PM
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"We need to match your calorie intake to your current training volume" -  My nutritionist and wife
Matching my nutrition to my training and events has made all the difference in my performance, I believe it is a vital part of endurance training that is often overlooked and mis understood.


"Lead by example not authority" - NPR talk show guest
In reference to teaching my children how to take care of their bodies for life.

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2009-08-06 6:29 PM
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Tri - related
I was going painfully slow in my first sprint triathlon during T1.  I was sitting down putting on my socks.  My friend who was the race director came over and yelled at me for wasting so much time.  He asked me how hard I had worked to cut 1:00 of of my 500m swim time or even my 5K time."  That made a lot of sense to me.  I finished 8th overall only  3:00 behind the leader.  I wonder how much further up the standings I would have been had I practiced my transitions.  I have devoted much more time to practicing my transitions now.

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Premarital counselling by our pastor.  "When going into marriage, have no expectations on what you want from the other person.  Appreciate what they bring."
2009-08-06 6:41 PM
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"Garbage in...Garbage Out"   (Regarding nutrition and how it affects fitness and work-outs.

Stated to me by a running training partner.
2009-08-06 6:45 PM
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"You'll know you've found the right person to spend your life with when you can fart in front of them and not think twice (or both find it funny)."

--my mom.
2009-08-06 6:53 PM
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Never eat anything bigger than your own head....can't tell you how many times that has saved me.
2009-08-06 7:13 PM
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2009-08-06 7:29 PM
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The only person you can change is yourself.

2009-08-06 8:06 PM
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"You'll be fine, just keep telling yourself you can do it." From a nice young woman on the subway as I freaked out on the ride to my first marathon. Not very profound but it was just what I needed to hear at the time.
2009-08-06 8:12 PM
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"Make hay while the sun shines." I thought about that quote when I forgot my bike shoes at a tri last year. I had to pedal the best I could when I could, in the rain.

I still tell myself that quote as I'm racing sprints. You go all out. On the bike and on the run, when you can go fast, GO FAST!  Especially when cresting hills, downhills and on the flat stretches.  "Make hay while the sun shines."

2009-08-06 8:15 PM
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When at first you don't succeed, redefine success.

2009-08-06 8:28 PM
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"Fast feet, easy effort" - Coach Kevin Crossman (t3coach1) said to me coming out of T2 at Musselman HIM. I ended up running a PR 1/2 marathon!

"Get your bike set-up and get down to the water early, relax and watch people enter the water. You're wasting energy being nervous." - Coach Paul Fronhofer (pfron) said to me after I called him numerous times the night before IMWI 2007.

 



2009-08-06 8:31 PM
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"Stop drinking and start running".  That was from me to myself.
2009-08-06 9:05 PM
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Sometimes it is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission!

Charles "Hondo" Campbell 

When he gave me this advice he was my Battalion Comander and a LTC.  Now he is a 4 Star General and the FORCOM Commander.  Commander of all US Army forces in the stationed in the US.
2009-08-06 9:24 PM
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"The key is not just to focus on one thing more, but to focus on everything more. It is much easier to pick up :30 in each event than 1:30 in one event" -The guy who won the last tri I competed in.

"The elite athlete needs about 65% carbs"- Running Coach

"Get more sleep"- just something I've always seen recommended and now that I am getting more sleep I actually notice much faster recovery times from minor injuries.
2009-08-06 9:30 PM
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"The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing." - my God-sister.
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