I don’t mind when the elite athletes poke a little fun at us age groupers. After all, we can be easy targets. Just take a look around when you are in the transition area of your next race. You will see some of the age groupers decked out in high-end gear, aero helmets, and super expensive bikes. Often, those same age groupers are the ones finishing at the back of the pack. That’s ok, it’s their money. But you can see the irony there.
We all have occasional bad training days. In some cases, it is not that the training goes poorly, it’s just that everything else seems to go wrong. For me, 140.6 training is an obsession and I’m still learning to keep the minor setbacks in perspective. So when something goes wrong on a training day, I have a hard time not getting frustrated.