Interesting article in today’s NY Times that talks about how elite athletes like Micheal Phelps are “masters of relaxation” that don’t let the tension of competition get to them.
Of course, the article doesn’t mention how to stay relaxed while juggling a job, a toddler, two sick dogs, cooking, cleaning, selling a house, paying bills, maintaining gear, etc. between races.
Regardless, I leave for Tahoe and the Xterra Nationals tomorrow and I’m going to try hard to find a zen state of relaxation before the race. I’m leaving Ian and Juniper at home so perhaps that will help me stay focused. I’m nervous, of course, about the swim, which is clearly my weakest link, but I going to try and stay calm and ‘be like Mike’ (Phelps that is).
Read the NY Times article here.