Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Now is the time of year that triathletes come out of their off season hibernation, focus on building their foundation for race season and try to shed a few lbs from all the Christmas cookies that they ate.
In the northern part of the country, that also means lots of runs on snowy trails, masters swimming sessions and most importantly, long boring sessions on the trainer. Which leads me to the point of this post: What is the point of being a nerdy, triathlon-obsessed social media geek if you can’t make fun of yourself?
What do many triathletes do on the trainer? Tweet with other triathletes who are on the trainer, post endless selfies proving how committed they are and talk about their training. This is especially true if you scan Twitter at 5:30 in the morning. Whether it is a product of narcissism, boredom or just a shameless call for love and attention, I’m surprised that no one has made a game out of this absurd behavior.
After all, how dedicated can you really be if you pause a workout to take a perfectly framed selfie that shows off your bulging quads, glistening beads of sweat on your brow and a tasteful level of cleavage as you hunch over your aerobars?
So, next time you are on the trainer, spinning the hours away and refreshing your Twitter feed, also pull out your #TrainerBingo board.
What do you get if you win? Nothing. This is triathlon. You just earn the chance to come back and embarrass yourself all over again.
Category : Training Log