There is a place in sport for the feminine - I took it to the line with me in IM FLorida last November. There is a place for the whole athlete to show up to the race. Toughness, competitiveness and persistence are required, of course. But so are groundedness, connectedness and yes, at times, surrender.Ask Dave Scott. Or Tim DeBoom. Decidedly "feminine" qualities but crucial to a complete athletic experience as a whole human being.
Please replace this "female" columnist with a real woman - one who knows what that means.