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April 11, 2012

The Time is Now

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. – Bruce Lee

Right… we know the routine. 10 days to go till Ironman.

Could the Iron-virgins please move to the left corner. That is where you will find the Rescue Remedy and Immodium.

Could the guys and girls who hang around with other Ironman athletes only and spend their off time in triathlon shops please move to the right corner. Your negative attitudes and constant obsession with what is going to go wrong is ruining the space in the middle.

Could everyone who wants to have an experience out there in 10 days please join me here, in the middle. Here we only speak positively, we only imagine the race to go perfectly, we know that we don’t need to punish ourselves to get the results we want. Here, we accept the training loads we have done as the best we could do. Here, we remain calm, breathing out as well as in. Here, we close our eyes and imagine ourselves powerful on the coastline, no matter what the weather brings. Here, we bring awesome to the moment, we know that the time is now to stop worrying ourselves to death and we know the time is now to be feeling amazing, acting like rockstars and containing our energy for race day.

The rest of you on the right and left… stop being so flipping retentive about everything. Unclench that sphincter for just a moment. Stop obsessing over every little thing and experience the journey that we are going through at the moment. Your body is full of niggles, energy swings and your mind is clouded with doubt. Those are your choices because you doubt yourself so much.

Why are you so scared of your own power?

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Go inward and feel how amazing you actually feel. How powerful you actually are. Stop being so scared that you might actually live up to the hype come race day. Stop breathing in only and take a moment to give yourself the chance to perform to your actual ability.

Be strong, be powerful and be aware of what your body is going through, preparing for the battle, preparing for the war against yourself in the next 10 days. You should be tapering so that you have the energy to fight this war, not aid the enemy.

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. – Benjamin Franklin

I want to rise from the fatigue to experience the next 10 days completely.

I want to make race day one of the most satisfying finishes to what has been an incredible build-up, this year.

I want to take an army out onto the course with me next weekend. An army of peaceful warriors who want it all, because they deserve it all.

Are you with me?

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