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Hard Rock Climbing -- Need Partner 25-Mar-2013 At 1:41:18 PM grantoss
On 25/03/2013 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 23/03/2013 roca wrote:
>>......and since i've been training in various sports for about 8
>>years, I understand the body is not always operating to the same level
>>as the mind.
>You mean that reality doesn't always align with your imagined best case
>scenario? How surprising.
>>I'm not a newbie BTW, just haven't been outdoors in a long time, and
>>so i'm a little nervous about it now.
>This is a problem. In order to climb well outdoors you will need to not
>be nervous about it. In order to not be nervous about it, you will have
>to expose yourself to climbing outdoors repeatedly until your brain accepts
>it as normal. How many zumba sessions do you think you'd need to do in
>order to adequately prepare for a marathon? Sound silly? That's roughly
>how dumb it is to think that you can sort out your head in a climbing gym.
>>Also currently do not have a car,
>>so travelling to random spots with gear via PT is not high on my list.
>Most potential climbing partners will have a car, find a partner and you'll
>kill two birds with one stone. Stop scaring potential climbing partners
>away with the Tony Robbins "power of positive thinking" bullshit.
>>Let me set a PB
>>in running this year in Oct and then yeh, outdoors climbing and me will
>>become reacquainted.
>Since I'm on a roll here..........what if you cop a big headwind? What
>if you get a tummy bug two days before the event? Torn hammie a month out?
>There are so many factors beyond your control which can derail of your
>carefully crafted plan in the blink of an eye. Getting overly emotionally
>attached to the idea of running some arbitrary time in a particular race,
>on a particular day, 6 months down the track.......and then putting in
>hundreds of hours of training for it, is kinda setting yourself up for
>a high likelihood of major disappointment, don't you think?

Sounds like you're feeling a little bitter Damo - are you taking your exploded knee frustration out on the internet?

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