Our interview this week is with coach Billy "The Kid" Edwards who joins us to talk about the https://www.sostriathlon.com/ . A few weeks ago we had a discussion about whether athletes preferred the standard distance and sequence triathlon races, or if they preferred the less standard races - races that are more unique and creative. Well SOS fits the bill of the later for sure. The SOS is an eight stage triathlon held in New Paltz, NY every September. Consistently ranked among the best adventure triathlons in the world, and among the most scenic, the SOS has become so popular the event sells out in minutes.
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Let's get into the interview now with Billy "The Kid" Edwards. Billy coaches the United States Naval Academy Triathlon Team. He has been coaching the Navy Club sport since 2008. Billy also coaches and consults competitive and beginner triathletes all over the country. His professional coaching background includes USA Triathlon and USA cycling certifications. As a Marine infantry officer, Billy spent much of his time getting his Marines mentally and physically prepared for their tasks in battle similar to prepping athletes for races and meets. Billy believes in consistency in every aspect of life in order to become a better athlete. Sports should become not just a hobby but a positively integrated aspect of your life. He also considers triathlon much more than swim, bike, and run. It is the obstacles in your life, in your training, and then on race day that you have to learn to mentally, emotionally, and physically hurdle on the way to your goals. http://billythekidtriathlete.com/coaching/
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The SOS is an eight stage triathlon held in New Paltz, NY every September. Consistently ranked among the best adventure triathlons in the world, and among the most scenic, the SOS has become so popular the event sells out in minutes.
Fewer than 200 athletes get to compete each year on the scenic highways circling the northern ridge of the Shawangunk Mountain Range and through Minnewaska State Park for a combination run/swim journey through some of America's most beautiful cross-country trails and spring fed lakes.
Registration Opens: Halloween at Midnight, Nov 1 @ 12:00am ET / Oct 31 @ 9:00pm PT
Race Date: September 8, 2019, Start Time: 7AM
Instead of a YouTube Video of the week, I have the Social Media post of the week. The following from Meredith Kessler's FB
Dear Mak: Sometimes cherished dreams come true and other times they repeatedly slip away. This picture symbolizes both. You and your dad are my most sacred dream while a dream of a quality race with gusto in Kona fell yet again by the wayside. Today your mom couldn’t finish what I started. It was not my best nor proudest moment in sport.
While this may continue to haunt me, as Kona usually does, I will keep learning, growing and recalibrating from it all. On repeat! And always relentlessly hug you in between 🤗
One thing that I will always ask of you is to celebrate the highs in your life and shake off the lows as fast as you can. Feel a little though NEVER dwell - regardless of how many times your dreams are crushed. Be gracious in defeat whether that is by your competitors or by something that you can’t seem to prevail over.
Find peace and gratitude in your tribe, your inner circle and the people that know, love and support you through the rollercoaster of life! Say your please and thank you’s and never let anyone or anything steal your light or break your stride 👊🏽💙
The journey can be hard sometimes. Perplexing. Demanding. Maddening. Chaotic. Sad. The journey can also be amazing and fulfilling most of the time. Loving. Fun. Enriching. Happy. AND...as a great friend once told me: the journey is far more important than the outcome. You ARE my journey and the best outcome of my life. Now let’s move forward and have a fun vacation! Love, MOM
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