The Magic of Your Subconscious Mind
I am lining up at the natatorium to start my 250-meter swim, which is the beginning of a so-called sprint-triathlon in our hometown. I am towards the end of the line, start number 245, in between an older gentleman and a younger lady of Asian descent. Having to wait in line for at least one hour, we ended up being very nice conversation partners. After my hike to the 19,200 ft. summit of Kilimanjaro just a month prior to this event, which gave the saying that “the sky is the limit” has a totally new meaning, I feel that this is going to be easy. I am sure I’ll have enough oxygen to do this swim, the 13-mile bike ride and 3 mile run. My start position was based on the time specified for the swim and the total time I entered when I registered. My previous race time was 1:42:00, so to challenge myself, I wrote down 1:39:00 as my estimated finish time. This is where the power of the subconscious mind comes in, but about that later.
After about 30 minutes I am finally at the front of the line Read More