Today's show is dedicated to being an endurance athlete's "thrival" guide . Last week we mentioned some of the race cancellations and postponements. If you haven't had a race cancelled on you yet, you may be in the pool of people that are anxiously awaiting the news. Do you find yourself looking at your training plan and asking yourself - why am I training if that race isn't even going to happen? We have your endurance "thrival" guide to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Thanks to last week's guest, Ellen Kindelsperger for sharing tips on how to self-test your functional strength for running. If you missed it, go check out episode #223.
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COVID-19 "Thrival" Guide:
Last we shared the www.ironman.com/updates and www.runrocknroll.com/updates pages and the recent cancellations or postponements. While there have been some races that have continued to proceed, such as the ITU Mooloolaba in Australia last weekend. Even ITU races like ITU Abu Dhabi have already announced cancellation. We mentioned in last week's show about our local KHMTT, which we assumed last week would carry on has now cancelled.
If you haven't had a race cancelled on you yet, you may be in the pool of people that are anxiously awaiting the news. Do you find yourself looking at your training plan and asking yourself - why am I training if that race isn't even going to happen? How can I train properly for the swim leg if I can't get in the pool? Well you are not alone. It's no longer the big elephant in the room.
Last week Matt and I were going to do the St Patty's Day 5K, but it was cancelled. Guess what we did? We met at a park, did a warm up run to the highline canal and then did a 5K at 5K race pace…even tried a negative split. I had my coaching session with Matt this week and I told him, Chattanooga is either going to happen or it's not. If it happens you want to be ready. If it doesn't you don't want to be disappointed. We agreed that if it get's cancelled, he's going to do the race regardless.
Bill, we've been talking about our observations of what people are doing to stay active. We rode last weekend and went up Deer Creek Canyon. There were so many people on bikes, running and hiking. It was really a stunning contrast to what I see everywhere else in my life these days.
What if we created a movement that said COVID-19 doesn't stop us from living…from thriving. While the fearful are thing about survival. I want us to be safe but to thrive. So this episode is not just an athletes guide to surviving COVID-19, but to THRIVING…THRIVAL.
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