It’s how hard training can be on your personal relationships.
And, yes, the only thing you have to do to get this buggy buddy into your body, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study, is to hit the dirt: The mere act of touching or breathing in the non-pathogenic bacteria will make it part of your microbiome.
In related news, the Japanese trend of “forest bathing”—surrounding oneself with the sights, sounds, and smells of nature to stay healthy and sane—is now catching on here in the U.
Although we never really know what will happen on race day, be disciplined with your training. Do the work, so that when you cross the finish line, both you and your spouse/partner can say that all the sacrifice was worth it.
Train and race in such a way that everyone can be proud of your effort, no matter what the time on the clock says at the end. Understand it’s not always worth it, and act accordingly.
They would rather spend Saturday afternoon doing something fun with you than having you gone all day for a long brick, only to come home completely wiped out and ready for a nap.
Remember that intentions and feelings are typically good.
When it comes to being an endurance athlete and training for long distance triathlons (half IRONMAN or IRONMAN), there’s something many triathletes don’t talk about.
It’s a challenge nearly all of us face, but most people don’t want to admit or discuss it openly.
I realized how widespread this problem is and how deep it’s felt by so many athletes training for IRONMAN last fall.
As I trained for the Beach2Battleship Half Iron Triathlon alongside many friends training for a full IRONMAN, we began to open up.
Instead, could you do shorter distance triathlons or train for a half marathon/marathon instead, which doesn’t take up as much time or require 2 workouts per day?