Does Anyone Compete Athletically?

I'm hoping to start training for a cycling race in the spring and wondered if anyone else does any sort of competition. Careers in finance obviously aren't the most hobby accommodating (I guess I shouldn't complain since I'm in AM), so finding multiple times a week to put in 100 miles on a bike seems extremely difficult. Is anyone successfully training and competing with a finance career schedule?

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Comments (15)

Dec 3, 2016

I've competed in Tough Mudder

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Dec 3, 2016

Yes quite a few people manage it, but it takes a ridiculous level of dedication.

http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-street-decathl...

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Dec 3, 2016

That wall street decathlon looks so awesome. It would be cool to see something like that in all major cities for professionals of various industries.

Since starting work, I've done a natural bodybuilding competition and played in a men's baseball league.

Dec 3, 2016

That's pretty amazing. Do you lift every morning before work and then just do weekend games?

Dec 3, 2016

I didn't do them at the same time, that would be impossible.

Yeah, I train before work in the morning.

As far as baseball, games are Wed night and Sunday, 25 gm regular season schedule. I didn't make all the Wed night games.

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Dec 3, 2016

What kind of race? I used to ride a lot, and spent some time training with Cat 5-4 racers. I also swam D-1 in college.

I'm gonna come back and finish this in a little....AND I"M BACK.

For the most part most rides will not be over 40 miles. You should spend your weekend training on LSD(Long Slow Distance), but on the week days HIIT is the way to go. How you go about doing this is Hill Sprints. You can do several sprints in 30 minutes and get the same cardiovascular result as most people who just ride for an hour everyday leisurely. You will need to train distance at some point, but if you are strapped for time....then hill sprints are great, up and down and round and around.

I don't imagine you well get good until 1-year. So Time Trialing is fine and it does take experience to ride in a peloton and you shouldnt try until you can hit 25mph for 10 minute stretches at a time(cause everyone spends time at the front)

Dec 3, 2016

Nice. I was also a college athlete. I plan to start with some road time trials to get a foundation since I'm still not too used to racing in a pack, and then maybe move into cyclocross.

Dec 4, 2018

today

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 4, 2018

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 4, 2018

get some

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 4, 2018

I remember reading about an Olympic rower who worked in London IB. Maybe at ROTH or LAZ, I forget.

Dec 6, 2018

I could compete a local weight lifting meets but I refuse to wear the leotard

Dec 6, 2018

Ran several marathons, tried to do 70.3 a couples but never got off the blocks for a couple reasons and now I'm signed up for several rec basketball leagues simultaneously. I work about 45 - 50 hours a week.

Two-a-days are necessary if you're going to get serious. Don't underestimate the time / lifestyle commitment.

Dec 7, 2018

Depends on how you define "compete." I play Sunday league soccer and golf. It's not particularly serious though.

Dec 7, 2018