~By Gina Kolata
Looking back, Dr. Michael Joyner thinks he chose the wrong sport when he became a distance runner. He should have been a swimmer or a rower.
Dr. Joyner, an anesthesiologist and exercise researcher at the Mayo Clinic, was fast — he ran a marathon in 2 hours 25 minutes. But, at 6-foot-5, and 175 pounds at his lightest, he was simply too big to be great.
Read on at NYTimes.com
So the question is: What sport is your body built for?
(Answer in the comment section below.)
I'll kick it off: not sure if I'm built for it, but I always wanted to give ice hockey an honest try...
Me- well I chose Triathlons over becoming Miss America
Truthly, I never gave it much thought. Swimming has always been my sport of choice--not that I have a swimmer's body. Although when I was young, elementary school age, I was fast at running, set a school record but due to asthma and lack of interest, I never pursued it. And as an adult, my running stinks.
When I find the time and set my mind back into it--I'd like to give triathlons another honest shot. Although swimming is still my passion and always will be.