Inspiring Quotes and Poetry for Triathlon

Obviously there's Wind in my face but I also like the following.

 "You don't need a power meter to know that you're shit on the bike"

"Just finishing is just that, just finishing -  big deal'"

"Ironman is the new Race4Life" RW Forum

and many, many more...



  • fat buddhafat buddha ✭✭✭
    you've come over all new age TC
  • I tend to opt for news stories to inspire me these days.  The more relevant, topical and significant the better of course.

    As you were.

  • The words 'cake' and 'beer' inspire me image
  • Here's mine:

    After the Transalpine run I was in poor condition,
    I very nearly needed a mortician
    But now I'm back in almost tip-top condition

    Hope you like it. It nearly rhymes and scans and everything.

  • From CRABS link :

    Kate Middleton Trivia

    Kate Middleton will sleep on a special mattress which will be destroyed after she has used it.
    She will be the only person to sleep on it.

    Makes it sound like she's contagious ?
  • image or severely incontinent
  • Or she fancied a bukkare?

  • I just had to throw bleach at Google, Gary.
  • <sorry>Jj</sorry>

     Just reading the Fink thread....reminded me of the following sage words

    "No point worrying about the 2nd half of the marathon in a Ironman until you're sure you'll reach it "

  • Haiku: 

    Ironman fighters

    race long into the night-time

    talk mostly bollocks

  • Nothing to do with tri really but I like, in a take the piss kind of way -

    you rest, you rust

    some people have a wish bone where the backbone should be

    both apply to me!

  • Wasn't it Lance Armstrong who said 'winners never quit and quitters never win'?

    A bit cheesy but to the point....
  • or....

    "winner - winner - chicken  dinner"

  • FeFe - just ... ¦'oD
  • I'll take that "winner - winner - chicken dinner" for the next time I'm struggling.

    I sing the Graham and Brown SuperFresco wallpaper ad tune of "What goes up must come down." I picture the bloke wallpapering and think that would be a worse activity to be involved in which inspires me to keep pedalling.

  • That's a personal fav advert super-tune!

    Along with red car and the blue car...

  • I like "You don't need a power meter to know that you're shit on the bike" - perfect for me image

  • Genius, it was...
  • I like the IM Talk motto
    "iron rusts ironmen don't"
  • No more talk, no more rap,

    I just talk fecking crap.

    But you knew that anyway

  • 2 from Steve Prefontaine (famous American runner who died much too young)....

    To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.

    The only good race pace is a suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die.

  • My heart is thumping so loud i can hear my heart in my inner ear.

    That's not your heart, McGonagall! Pull your lycra hotpants up and put that thing away!

    (edited for formatting, and iambic pentameter)

  • Run 51,000 miles, Forrest, run 51,000 miles!

  • the red car and the blue car had a race
    all that red could do was stuff his face
    he eats everything he sees
    from trucks to prickly trees
    but smart old blue he took the milky way

    he's looking for a chocolate treat
    fluffy and light
    cos he knows it won't spoil his app-e-tite

    mm mm MMMM!

    oh no! the bridge has gone, poor old red just can't carry on
    but smart old blue, he took the milky way

  • Way down deep in the middle of triatholon
    The Ironmate took some bodyglide, gel packets and some gaviscon
    The finish line he crossed and so he pranced round with his medal on
    Then inspir'd pronounced "I know! I'll iimmortalise with a po-em-e-om"

  • Are you giggling in the office, Candy? image
  • Oh I've not laughed so much on RW for a while - I may have to write a warning thread.

  • I was going to do kia-ora, but it's too much like hard work

  • I'll be your mate (iron) - a-woof, woof, woof

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