Upon reading another chapter of The Sports Gene, I have discovered by all accounts I might fall a bit short of expert status as according to the literature that cites the 10,000 hours rule.
Give or take, I need 9 hours per day of perfect absolute practice, every single day (actually more!) in order to achieve the status in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Is that realistic? Not really, I can admit that. But who says one needs to be a grand master of speed skating to make it? And heck, rules are meant to be broken. I’m an experiment anyways, against all physical odds anyways so I’ll consider any result a success. The bigger picture here folks is lighting the fire within yourself by just putting your head down and going for it.
I’ve said it before, but if I can help to inspire just one person along the way to pursue something they ordinarily wouldn’t have – I’ve already got the podium finish. That part makes me want to strive for those 10,000 hours.