Starting immediately, all new users must be approved by a moderator (due to spam issues). #sworry
You can dismiss this message by clicking the little 'X' in the top right this box.
If you are a pro triathlete, please click here to DM AaronWebstey for access to the 'Pros-only' private forum. Don't forget to include your real name, and a link to pro race result would be great if you're a 1st-year pro.
Everyone sees all the glorious, triumphant, looking-like-a-boss photos of the athletes on race day (and I got a few of those) but I thought it'd be way more fun to post the most UNflattering photos of everyone I got. Then fill in thought bubbles for them. This is the first edit, more to come. (Also, feel free to suggest other thought bubbles). Also, there were no unflattering photos of Ryf. She looks perfect in all of them. It's annoying.
And some final concluding thoughts from our favorite Canadian...
Speaking from the perspective of someone who's family member went through severe and life-altering head trauma, it's the most crushing and helpless feeling imaginable watching a doctor shouting at them in the recovery room trying to illicit any physical response or reaction whatsoever. It's not something you want to put your family through. I love speeding down a hill just as much as anyone else, but you have to keep the risks in the back of your head and think about whether those extra 20 seconds here and there are worth it. I'd try and work on knocking my transitions out faster instead.
I tend to stay pretty active in the off season, it's the only way to keep my anxiety in check. I don't stress about the structure of my training though. I do more runs at an easy pace without looking at my watch. Actually did a really awesome 10 mile trail race yesterday with a few friends, I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would and am thinking about doing some more trail runs to mix things up.
In terms of gaining weight - I go on a yearly hunting trip in the Fall with my old man, which involves sitting still all day in the woods and then coming back to a cabin and eating until you can't feel feelings anymore for an entire week. Last year I gained 9.5 pounds that week, and I'm going to try and PR this year by at least a half a pound.