The Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity

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Brian Goodyear has been a recreational athlete for over thirty years and is a two-time iron-distance triathlon finisher. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice, and is now enjoying all the benefits of semi-retirement at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity

Endurance Triathlons for the Recreational Athlete

Authored by Brian Goodyear

In "The Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity: Endurance Triathlons for the Recreational Athlete" (ISBN 0615599761), psychologist and triathlete Brian Goodyear shows how finishing endurance triathlons up to the iron-distance level is a feasible goal, even for the average recreational athlete. Using his own life experience and training strategies, the author shows how with persistence and determination, we are all capable of accomplishing something extraordinary.

Blending personal training strategies with his unique life philosophy, the first part of "The Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity" explores the concept of being an ordinary recreational athlete. Far from being negative, he suggests that mediocrity is something we can embrace and celebrate.

In the second part, Goodyear shares his journey from novice triathlete to two-time iron-distance triathlon finisher. The third part maps out a simple, conceptual framework for the recreational athlete to develop his or her own training program for endurance triathlons. The book also includes two appendices with the specific details of Goodyear's personal training schedule, leading up to his finish in Kona, Hawaii in 2006.

Unlike many other guides to extreme athletic events, "The Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity" has a more philosophical theme that is based on the reality that the vast majority of athletes are not destined for greatness. Instead, their true victory lies with accomplishing personal goals and achievements. The book argues that ordinary recreational athletes can come to terms with and, on a personal level, transcend their inherent mediocrity. Both amusing and inspirational, "The Relentless Pursuit of Mediocrity" is an unusual account of personal accomplishment and a real-life training guide for the recreational athlete.

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Publication Date:
0615599761 / 9780615599762
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Triathlon

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