HOUSE OF PAIN

HOUSE OF PAIN

I AM ASKED QUESTIONS ALL DAY.  I ABSOLUTLY LOVE ANSWERING EVER ONE OF THEM THAT COME MY WAY FROM NOT ONLY CLIENTS, BUT BY PEOPLE OR ATHLETES THAT ARE JUST LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER.  ONE QUESTION THAT IS ALWAYS ASKED (IN DIFFERENT WAYS) BUT ALWAYS ASKED. IS:

HOW HARD DO I GO FOR THE RACE DISTANCE?

THERE IS ONE EASY WAY TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION. THAT IS WITH A QUESTION OF COURSE!

 

  • HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? 

  • HOW BAD DO YOU WANT TO WIN?

  • HOW BAD DO YOU WANT TO PR?

  • BUT MAINLY, “WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?



I GET TIRED READING ABOUT THE STRATEGIES OF RACING LONGER DISTANCES SUCH AS A 140.6 OR 70.3 TRIATHLON. ALL YOU HEAR IS TO RACE AT A COMFORTABLE PACE.

WELL, THAT IS FINE AND DANDY IF YOU WANT TO FINISH.  BUT IF YOU WANT TO DO MORE THAN JUST FINISH, YOU NEED TO GET IN TO YOUR “HOUSE OF PAIN”.

I GREW UP IN THE LATE 80′s EARLY 90′s AND ONE OF THE GROUPS THAT I ALWAYS LISTEN TO WAS CALLED THE HOUSE OF PAIN.  (I WANTED TO ADD A LINK TO A VIDEO BUT THERE IS A PARENTAL ADVISORY AND I AM NOT LOOKING TO GET ANY BAD PRESS!)

TO ME THE HOUSE OF PAIN IS THE POINT WHERE YOU CAN JUST BARELY HOLD ON TO THE PACE THAT YOU ARE KEEPING, BUT CAN FOR THE DISTANCE TO REACH YOUR GOAL WITH THE RIGHT MINDSET.

WE ARE SO JADED BY ALL THE TRAINING MANUALS, COACHES INFO, AND PROGRAMS, THAT TALK ABOUT BONKING AND MAKING YOU FEAR BONKING!

GUESS WHAT, IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BONK OR WHAT IT TAKES TO BONK, YOU WILL NEVER REACH YOUR POTENTIAL! YOU NEED TO GET IN THAT HOUSE OF PAIN! TRUST ME, WHEN YOU SEE THOSE PROS ON KONA NEAR THE FINISH LINE, THEY ARE IN THEIR HOUSE OF PAIN!

SO THIS IS WHAT I RECOMMEND!!!

YOU NEED TO DEDICATE ONE WORKOUT A MONTH IN EACH DISCIPLINE TO FINDING THAT HOUSE OF PAIN AND SEE HOW LONG YOU CAN STAY IN IT AND AT WHAT PACE/POWER/HR/ETC.

THIS IS WHAT I CALL THE HOUSE OF PAIN DAY!

YOU BASICALLY GO LONG AND HARD!  THAT IS RIGHT, I DID NOT SAY LONG AND SLOW, I SAID LONG AND HARD.

FIND YOUR HOUSE OF PAIN AND SET UP A TRAINING PROGRAM THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO BUILD A BIGGER HOUSE OF PAIN TO SET YOU UP FOR AN AMAZING RACE!

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