I am not your typical triathlete. Definitely not your typical anything, period. Like everyone else, I need to fuel my brain. However, I only partially look to triathlon or other triathletes for inspiration. I have a different approach.
My inspiration mostly stems from UFC ( admittedly I was not a fan of that in the beginning ), NASCAR ( American Stock car racing ), Golf, Street Skateboarding, big mountain skiing/snowboarding and credible rappers.
I am able to recognize minute details in these things like aerodynamics, core strength, agility, endurance, visualization, instant focus, mental strength, proper technique, killer instinct, courage, strategy. I can then implement what I saw/feel/sense into triathlon.
This outside the box thinking makes me better at the end of the day.
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