We choose to do half-ironmans not because they are easy, but because they are hard…
…because they serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills…
…and because the olympic distance is just a workout.
I got it from a video I saw online, and they attributed John F. Kennedy with saying it. I think it's a big lie, since triathlon wasn't really around way back when, and when I did a little googling, I wasn't able to match it up...and the video was a little silly anyway. Regardless, the quote was awesome. As was the video.
If you know who said it or can verify that JFK did in fact, say it, please let me know.
In the 5 years that I have been running and the 2 years that I have been doing triathlons, it always surprises me when I can go out and run an 13 miles like it was a walk in the park. It is amazing what your body can adapt to and what can become easy.
I started running on February 14, 2004 (the day I got my puppy) and was barely able to run 1 mile without stopping. 5 years later, I race the half-iron distance because "the olympic is just a workout". If I can do it, anyone can.