“What I loved most about the track was that it was me against everybody else” – Dave Wottle (US 800m Olympic Gold Medalist)
There is a certain excitement when we compete as an individual that is unique. We feel the anxiety of being completely responsible for the performance, while at the same time the thrill of being in total control of our own destiny. In rugby we don’t get to feel this often in a team game. However we do get to feel this during training, which is a much more personal thing. We are more likely to feel the satisfaction from achieving our training goals through our own efforts and commitment. The pleasure of completing that weights session is ours alone, while if we fail to complete we can blame no one else.
It’s a great feeling reaching my goals through my own effort and perseverance.