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Facing Fears in the New Year

When is the last time you put yourself into a competitive situation?  Many of us have a list of reasons why we don’t compete, and for sure, some of them are important to heed.  BUT, many of us also have reasons that are actually excuses.  By far, one of the best things about masters is the spirit of inclusion, of just staying in the game and connecting with other like minded folks through some friendly competition.

  1. First, consider your barriers: USMS article
  2. Then, consider your options: We have a lot of good options coming up in the next six months!  Check them out here – Local meets

Grab a friend and enter an event, or a handful!  Make a day of it and have some fun.

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2 Responses to “Facing Fears in the New Year”

  1. Because of my work schedule and the pool schedule, I just can’t get the workouts in to put me in shape to compete. I barely get in a mile 2X a week and I know I’d have to do more than that to be competitive.

    Posted by Jay Smith | 01/06/2017, 11:10 am
  2. “Being competitive” is something that all aging athletes have to contend with. The idea of the article is to re-frame that, to accept that life has intervened, and like a lot of people say, “It is what it is.” It is hard not being as fast as we’d like – I know I definitely relate to what you’re saying about time to train. The message of this article is to go compete for a different reason. Just something to consider!

    Posted by Alice Phillips | 01/06/2017, 12:05 pm

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