Stay­ing mo­ti­vated

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - TRANSITION -

It might seem that know­ing our best days are be­hind us can de­tract from mo­ti­va­tion. But, in speak­ing with triath­letes over 50, it turns out that the things that fuel our com­pet­i­tive spirit defy ag­ing. En­joy­ing the feel­ing of be­ing strong and fit, spend­ing time with like­minded peo­ple and gain­ing con­fi­dence from at­tempt­ing some­thing out­side our com­fort zone con­tinue to drive many se­nior ath­letes in train­ing and rac­ing.

So, the next time I hear the phrase “as you get older,” I am sure it will still an­noy me, but now I know that with smart train­ing, good coach­ing, fun train­ing part­ners and ath­letes like Mi­los Kos­tic to in­spire me, it will be a long time be­fore I will need to hang up the gog­gles, hel­met or run­ning shoes.

BE­LOW Mi­los Kos­tic rac­ing the 2014 Iron­man World Cham­pi­onship in Kona

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