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Am in a mind fatigue right now. Finding motivation is difficult...was off last year for a hamstring injury, fighting get on my bike....spent most of my time golfing. have been successful in tri's, (olympics) and want to get back but, wow, where is the motivation!!!!
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Re: tired mind [boohage] [ In reply to ]
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Try some speed golf to get you running again.
Maybe register for a local fund raising bike ride?
Visit a new master's swim group.
Tell us more about your training/racing pre injury and what activities you like.
Oh, and plan to come to "camp" at Xantusia next year.
I went for one ride w the bunch and ate and drank the rest of the time...
KS

Karen ST Concierge
Last edited by: STConcierge: Sep 4, 15 9:50
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Re: tired mind [boohage] [ In reply to ]
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I haven't been motivated for the last couple of years. I think I'm getting focused & then life derails me.

I've decided that if it was something I truly cared about, I'd be doing it. So until then, I'll do my little bits here & there while life settles out a bit.
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Re: tired mind [boohage] [ In reply to ]
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If you're fighting to get on the bike, try swimming or running and see if either is more appealing.
You could commit to 15 min of a sport each day for a couple of weeks and build from there.
You could volunteer at a race.
You could find a group to train with and see if the social part helps.

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Last edited by: tigerchik: Sep 4, 15 16:16
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Re: tired mind [boohage] [ In reply to ]
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I hear you. Don't force it. Find something you enjoy doing among your other life obligations at this point in time. Triathlon will always be there. I volunteered at an aid station yesterday, and saw two athletes in their mid-late 70s. Don't do it if it feels like an obligation. We all have low points in our motivation to train, but when it's a mental struggle to start every workout, it's time to take a break. I'm taking some time off starting today, however long it takes me to feel like I'll go crazy if I don't go for a run. My last race of the season was yesterday.

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Re: tired mind [STConcierge] [ In reply to ]
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sounds like great advice...the speed golf for sure. thanks
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Re: tired mind [tigerchik] [ In reply to ]
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great thoughts...always think i need to do hours of training. thanks
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Re: tired mind [surroundhound] [ In reply to ]
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thanks for the advice. :)
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Re: tired mind [boohage] [ In reply to ]
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boohage wrote:
sounds like great advice...the speed golf for sure. thanks

http://speedgolfinternational.com/

Do it!!!!!

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Re: tired mind [boohage] [ In reply to ]
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Oh man I hear ya, I've had some serious mental funks before. If the motivation isn't there, then don't force it, do what you want. I started coaching kids in two sports the last two years and love it, I find it helps keep me motivated in other sports. Other posters talked about volunteering - same thing - maybe look for ways to keep your passion for sport alive without feeling like you've committed to a 20hr/week training sked...

Or you could try a really old secret (which works for me): buy new XXX (for me it's runners and socks oh yeah baby, nothing gets me running more than a flash new pair!) :-)

AP

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Re: tired mind [AndyPants] [ In reply to ]
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AndyPants wrote:
Oh man I hear ya, I've had some serious mental funks before. If the motivation isn't there, then don't force it, do what you want. I started coaching kids in two sports the last two years and love it, I find it helps keep me motivated in other sports. Other posters talked about volunteering - same thing - maybe look for ways to keep your passion for sport alive without feeling like you've committed to a 20hr/week training sked...

Or you could try a really old secret (which works for me): buy new XXX (for me it's runners and socks oh yeah baby, nothing gets me running more than a flash new pair!) :-)

AP

I always go faster when I buy a new swimsuit, cap and goggles. Matching, of course.
KS

Karen ST Concierge
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