Is a finishers medal enough for your hard work?
timbig Posts: 1
in General Chat
I'm investigating a 'problem' I felt after my first Ironman in Busselton in 2016. I felt after all the hard work I put in during training, that a finishers medal and a few photos where great to celebrate and reflect on the day, but I want something more that shows the effort and fun I had while training for the event. It would be awesome if other triathletes, marathon runners etc could fill in the following survey, as I want to know if it it just me! https://goo.gl/forms/kQ0AWClAzva6KdXK2 I have also started a facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/athmento/ if you want to follow us as we work towards a solution.
I'm not bothered about collecting trinkets because I know what I've done and those who matter to me do also. For me racing is about how I perform and how I feel afterwards. Race position is not too important and neither is having some totem of bragfulness. Race medals and t-shirts put up prices for the events that I enter whereas with Ironman they may help dint their profits.
My suggestion would be to work out how many calories you have burned in training for the race and during it. Translate that figure to kg of lard and if possible assemble such an amount, photograph it then frame the photo.