Whether you are training for a triathlon, another race of some kind, a hike….these steps will help you feel more prepared.

I felt the most prepared when I hiked Mt. Whitney a few years ago. I did research, spoke to people who had done it before, did training hikes, cross trained, elevation trained, etc. While I was on the hike, it was hard, but I felt good. I felt prepared. This only comes with training- physically, and mentally.

Steps:

  1. Put it on the calendar
  2. Give yourself at least 3 months to train
  3. Drink lots of water and get quality sleep
  4. Modify workouts week of
  5. Have fun!

If you are thinking about doing a race, a hike, stop thinking about it and do it! Sign up or mark it on your calendar.

If you are thinking about doing a race, a hike, stop thinking about it and do it! Sign up or mark it on your calendar- get the permits. Do whatever you need to do to commit yourself to this event. Bring friends in. I find my friends are more likely to join if I jump on board and commit myself. I, of course, talked with them about it first, put the bug in their ear, but then there comes a time you have to just do it. This happened with getting permits for Mt Whitney, and committing to this triathlon. I got the permits for Whitney and then whoever could come came. I signed up for the tri and told my friends and this is when they knew I was talking serious business. 

If you want something to happen you must take action. You can’t wait for someone else to do it. Once you step out, others will join. And even if they don’t, you are doing this for yourself!

Top of Mt. Whitney!
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