This one has been plaguing me for a few weeks now. One week out from the race of my career. I’m going to keep this one short, let’s get a discussion out of it, and it doesn’t just have to stick to my sport and I hope it doesn’t.
This may be tooting my own horn, but at a point like this I need this attitude. I realize that I’m gifted for my sport, just the technique and even the building comes so natural to me. I’m speaking both of Triathlon and Cycling by itself. When I talk about cycling, I’m far from pro-level but my growth rate just seems promising.
So my question for all of you, how do you really make the decision to go pro in a sport when you know you’re turning down other more “profitable” opportunities. Unless your a team leader or main support, pro cyclists are making 15-20k a year, about the same for a triathlete. You’re taking the punches until you make your break.
Has anyone decided to do this, just for the love of the game, be it bodybuilding, powerlifting, etc?