The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

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Why am I doing this? I think I figured it out, while talking to another runner the other day.

I'm doing it, to "Get it out of the way". I honestly don't really like training SO much. I'm convinced that I never want to do another marathon. I know that it's going to hurt. I'm certain I am doing it, just to get it out of the way. Once I've done this, I can return to enjoying running as a hobby. Sure, I'll do races here and there, but until I satisfy myself that I've tried it and done it, I'll always be wondering, and it will always be clouding my mind.

Fortunately, I don't feel the same way about Ironman...