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Dri Tri'ed and Didn't Die Tryin'

The dense fog covered the county road as I made my way to Orange Theory this morning.Unlike most drives to the gym, my heart was heavy and full of fear.Today was the Dri Tri.Participants row 2,000 meters, do 300 body weight exercises then run 3.1 miles.Each of these are manageable – but cumulatively? A “sprint” option was available:1,000-meter row, 150 body weight exercises, and a shorter run.
The week leading up to the event, I replicated the workout at my other gym – rowing and running for time.I sketched out how long it would take me to complete each activity, even budgeting 20 seconds per body weight repetition.Including an assumed five minute warm up, finishing in 60 minutes seemed plausible.
The internal struggle consumed me for days:You can do the sprint, easily.You’ll finish quickly, maybe even get yourself into the top three.Just do that.Why bother with the full?But the full is a challenge – a real challenge.You hate rowing.Can you imagine hell?Hell includes rowing and burpees.…