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Does practice make perfect?

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I have generally stayed as active as possible, enjoying the mountains and opportunities they provide for adventure.

My business life has, however, been such that some of those activities are taking a back seat.

This year, I decided I would embarrass myself to return to programmed exercise by entering some races and seeing how badly I did.

For many people, that approach doesn’t work, but for me it can. So I decided I would try a mountain bike event in Kalso and an off-road triathlon in Canmore.

Many years ago, my colleagues in the company I was working with decided to enter a run with a team. We called ourselves the Three Blisters Last Resort, which was a play on the name of the company, Three Sisters Resorts.

We talked about the legs in the event and I asked for a relatively easy one because I didn’t like running. Everybody obliged and then all the runners looked at me and asked what my training plan would be.

“What is a training plan?” I........

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