No offence intended to anyone called Tim.
Do you remember "Tim, nice but dim". He was a Harry Enfield character.
I think Rebecca wrote the Postit note in response to my flippant remark that 'there is no I in team'. Thinking back, I'm sure she wasn't suggesting I was an 'A hole', it was purely a wink and nudge to never get complacent about the importance to involve others in the journey.
It's easy to say there is no I in team. Too easy. If ultra has been any one benefit to my life, then it has been to keep the feet firmly grounded and learn the fundamental truth that nothing can be accomplished by ones self and nothing outweighs the importance to support family and friends. It must be reciprocal. I'm never quite sure how I can demonstrate my appreciation for the support given towards the adventures had in the past few years.
Never to be thought too deeply. To be supported perhaps demonstrates that support has been reciprocal in ways I do not see. It certainly means I can do no harm in attempting to duplicate the actions received by others when the opportunity arises.
What the heck is this to do with heart rates, intensity and fitness? For me, it is everything that makes any of the more intricate details for training worthwhile. Without the external framework there is little point in breaking down the detail. A rising number of people are pushing there previously thought boundaries on physical endurance and intensity. Personally, I love that this is becoming main stream rather than unique. However, what comes with this uptake is a growing number of people who are hurting themselves in the process, mentally and/or physically. The information available on the internet is awash with "how to's" and "kit lists. What is left to the participants discretion is the impact on family, friends and personal health. Our advice is to consider this as a priority before all other things. This is the best place to start in any plan of action.
What's the point? There's always an A hole when it's given enough time to protrude and rear it's ugly head. Many a pun intended. All that's to be done is nurture a healthy lifestyle, go about the fitness in a positive inclusive manner and place a personal challenge in a complimentary position rather than a dominant one. Can it be accepted to live life without setting huge challenges? Sit for a while without them looming in the rear view mirror. Spend a little time consciously being part of someone's team. Helping them with their own challenges, physically or otherwise.
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