Months ago they had assessed their own strenths and divided up the contest. Each woman methodically trained to contribute her best today. Mornings at the pool, on the bike, and at the track preparing to give their best when it mattered. It wasn't that they thought they were going to win some huge cash prize or anything. They were interested in competing against themselves. Turns out they each beat their best training time. Cool, huh?
I like to compete. It feels good to get that surge of adrenaline and to push myself. But here's the thing. I would like to better train myself to be prepared for things that matter. I would like to figure out what my leg of the race is and then do my best for the team.
photo by Christie Poulson