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please leave any false modesty at the door!<br><br>
scale of one to ten.<br><br>
2 questions:<br><br>
A. versus the wider population, how fit are you?<br>
B. how fit are you today, versus where you want/plan to be (you choose the timescale) in the Multi-sport context?<br><br>
Me:<br><br>
A. Ten<br>
B. Four (maybe Five).
 

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you decide!!<br><br>
[it's a question they always ask the featured sportsperson in one of my magazines, and I thought it would be fun for the MS people here]. the sports star always cops out, and never says ten (!!).
 

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A- 7? I don't know. I spend a lot of time on this site, and compared to this population I'm semi fit, but the people I work with think I'm a fitness nazi. So I don't know.<br><br>
B- 4
 

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A. versus the wider population, how fit are you?<br>
B. how fit are you today, versus where you want/plan to be (you choose the timescale) in the Multi-sport context?<br><br>
Me:<br><br>
A. 10<br>
B. 8<br><br>
Against the general population, that's easy since I'm fairly competitive in races based on my performance at races in the 4 years I've been doing this. I figure that if I place fairly high against other athletes, my fitness is much higher than the average person.
 

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I'm glad someone else put up similar numbers as me. I'd love to do the same race as you sometime. Now, I'm really waiting for Sheldon, Thor, Platzke, and Jroden to put their results up.
 

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A. 10.<br>
B. 6 (maybe 7).<br><br>
The low number behind B is because I am very, very hard on myself and of demand more than I like to admit. I see where I want to be and know that I will have to put in a lot of quality work to get there, but even that might not be enough, so in that context I give myself a 6. Because at this point I am still far away off. But again, the goals are extremely lofty -- though I refuse to let that get in the way of me wanting them.<br><br>
So what's the goal: I want to punch an Ironman time worthy of a Pro. Period. I want to qualify for Team USA at the long course distance. I am still a world away from each. I'm guessing I'm 3 years from the first goal -- if I stay the course and don't burn out or get injured. And I might be 2 years from the second. But I want each of these now. The first (fast IM) I will focus on for 2009, as I IMLP for this year will likely not be enough time, plus it's not a fast course. The second I will shoot for this year. Seeing that I will likely not achieve either -- at least this year, and maybe ever -- no matter how smart and hard I train, I give myself a 6 on the second.<br><br>
This year I hope to bring that 6 to a 7 or 8. Then next year I will bring home the prize with a kickass Ironman to call my own.
 

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A. 9 I'm fit but not fast<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
B. 7 I'm base building and I see things going VERY well in terms of fitness (and speed later).<br><br>
I am also the crazy lady at work that works out all of the time while my office mates eat donuts and complain of secretary a$$<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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A: 9.5 - I like being in the 95th percentile <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
B: 4 - based on being a BOP swimmer, MOP biker, BOP runner<br><br>
Even though I've come a long way I can see greater things if I continue to put my heart and mind towards it. A top-5 finish in the Clydes category at the Timberman sprint would be score a "10" for B so I have a long way to go (or as I think of it -- I have tons of upside). <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Those of us/you with coaches....<br>
it'd be interesting to compare your self-assessments with your coach's assessments.<br><br>
lol<br><br>
me...<br>
Gen pop.....7<br>
Goal..... 5<br><br>
But, maybe perhaps the gen pop one is "off" as I see numbers and things in books, and it says a different story than I feel.
 

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a: 9<br>
b: 5<br><br>
a: It is amazing to me how lazy my friends, family, and coworkers are. They're getting fatter and fatter and don't seem to mind.<br><br>
b: Compared to MS's who are very competitive, this number would be lower. Just purely based on MY own agenda, I know that I can be fitter...and I have been. It is still early in the season. Barring injury or sickness, this number will rise as the year progresses.
 

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A: 10<br>
B: 7<br><br>
Similar reasons to Thor. I would like to see myself excel as an Ironman, but that is going to be a plan that's going to need a few years work.
 

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A. 9<br>
B. 6
 

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#1: 9<br><br><br>
#2: For short course tri 7. HIM to IM distance 4. Stand alone marathons 8 (numbers based on percentile rankings of overall finishers).<br><br>
Workin' on that long game!
 

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A: 7<br>
B: 3<br><br>
I don't consider myself better than anyone at anything, ever. I race myself. if I end up on the podium because of where I ended up, great. if not, great too.<br><br>
This thought process is new to me. I guess helping other athletes has brought me off my horse.<br><br>
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A. 8<br>
B. 4<br><br>
Like Doug I am amazed at what my friends and family eat and how little they do. And my employees- let's just say that healthcare workers are all about taking care of other people, not necessarily themselves.<br><br>
I'm super competative with myself and I know that I am capable of being better, always.
 
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