Perhaps an odd question for the TR crowd, but myself I gave up competing against other people way back when I was a kid, to be more sociable. I wasn’t involved in competitive sport, just against friends and I figured out that people don’t like losing all the time, so I stopped trying to beat them.
Scroll forward thirty odd years, and I was watching this Q+A with Lionel Saunders during my training session and wondered if I’d benefit from having someone to beat? Maybe just in my local CC, but find someone a bit better than me and re-engage the desire to win.
Or maybe you think the “beat yourself” or “beat the course” approach is your way or even the better way?
What say you, TR users?
- I’m out there to beat the field, times are interesting but getting ahead of “the other guy or gal” drives me
- I challenge myself, it’s enough to strive for a PB
- The course is my opponent, I’m satisfied to do the course justice