Today, for the first time (but probably not the last), I turn my blog over to a trusted fellow journalist and someone I now consider a friend. Jim Gourley is the military athletes columnist for Lava Magazine, and contributes to other publications as well. He's also got a successful blog, "Life Against the Clock" where he goes more in-depth on key topics within the triathlon space as well as life in general. Jim is currently addressing gripes about the WTC, the corporation responsible for the Ironman brand. In his piece below, Jim calls upon his combat experience to explore why athletes such as myself use military metaphors to describe triathlon competition, and which warrior analogies may fit specific athlete archetypes. I know you will enjoy it immensely.
84 days and counting.