19 December 2009

You Know Your A Triathlete When...

I somehow stumbled on a couple of different blogs and websites over the last couple of weeks that had lists of characteristics and personality traits that define the type of insane human beings that are triathletes. Thanks to everyone out there in cyberspace who helped contribute to the very amusing list. They have brought endless hours of joy to me and my training partners.  I have included my twenty-two favorite:

1. When asked, how old you are you answer 35-39.

2) When asked how long your training was today you answer: three to four

3) Your first thought when you wake up is how high your rest HR is.

4) Nobody believes you when you say 'Never again'.

5) You take part in the corporate challenge to improve your base speed.

6) You go for a 5 km cooldown run after a 5 km race just so that you can
call it a training session.

7) You consider work, regeneration time between training sessions.

8) You seriously consider applying for citizenship in Tonga, Jemen or
Tschad so that you can participate in the Olympic games.

9) Your wife/husband is not worried if you left for your run 2 hours ago.

10) You need a picture for a job application and you only have race

11) That charming "cologne" you wear to work is chlorine

12) You take more showers in a locker room than at home—this totally applies to me

13) 6:30 am is sleeping in—amen!

14) The dog runs and hides when you get the leash!

15) You can't change the oil in your car but you can completely rebuild
your bike in 45 mins

16) You spend more $ on training and racing clothes then work clothes

17) You have trouble keeping lunch under 2000 calories.

18) You feel like you took the day off because all you did was swim 3000

You refer to your “partner”, you don’t mean your significant other but the person you run or bike with three times a week.

20) You failed high school chemistry but you could teach a course on lactic acid.

21) You don’t find the word “Fartlek” in the least bit amusing.

22) You have a $3000 dollar tri bike on top of your $1500 car. 


Mary Eggers said...

this made me LAMO!!!! I will have a Kale recipe for you on my site Sunday! TO DIE FOR!

Kelly said...

So funny, Mark!! (maybe not so funny that way too many of them apply to me!)

Cusetri said...

hey mark, thanks for stopping by!

I wouldnt worry about the keuka lake temps...., it didnt bother me too much at all. once you get started, you seem to forget all about it!

Mark said...

Kelly, I think that most of these apply to the majority of us. Embrace it, own it, love it!