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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for modern teams. I write about productivity, #NoOffice, #iPadOnly and I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do.

My 11th Olympic-distance triathlon - why I keep loving these 3 sports and why I keep sucking at them?

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Last Sunday I ran my 11th Olympic distance triathlon. Can’t believe it’s been so many. It all started after my first sprint-distance race - back in October 2014 and in 5 years I’ve done 11 events! Here’s what I learned so far and why I keep doing triathlons:

My 11th Olympic-distance triathlon - why I keep loving these 3 sports and why I keep sucking at them?

How did my last triathlon go?

Here’s a short recap of how my last triathlon went:

Overall, I must say that al olympic-distance triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run) is still a pretty hard event for me. My personal best is 2h35min and my personal worst is 3h08min. So it’s still an around 3-hour endurance race and even though I’m in a good shape, it’s still a demanding trial. That’s why I need to continue doing at least 2 races per year (one in Spring and one in the Fall) to make sure I don’t lose that shape I’m in.

Here’s what I’m doing now to stay in shape

To be really honest, I’m a little overweight now. I’m good, but 5 years ago I was 66kg and now I’m 72kg… so I need to lose at least 4kg pretty soon. Need to crank my diet and watch my eating habits. Need to get back to the slow carb diet.

To stay in shape, my current weekly training looks like this:

Why I keep sucking at these sports?

Well, I don’t suck much, but I’m not improving much as well. I just want to stay in shape. I want to keep being in shape. I don’t have any other achievements in mind. And I like trying new sports and when I do, I want to have time for them. So to me the triathlon races are a way to stay in check and keep being in shape, despite being forty or more.