However, slowly but surely, my obsessive behavior started to kick in. As I’ve met more and more triathletes I find that I’m not alone in this borderline compulsive disorder. I started becoming fixated on my training. What was I going to do today? Was it enough and should I be doing more? What should I eat? Am I eating enough of the right food? Should I take a day of rest even though I’m not feeling tired?
Then came the gadgets, and I do love gadgets. I started obsessing over my heart rate monitor, my bike computer, the swim clock, my online tracking website, etc… Is my pace improving? Should I ride just a little bit further today? Thoughts and anxieties steadily increased until the very thing that used to provide great relief was becoming a source of stress itself.
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