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Top 5 Things to Know About PT & Health Insurance

We focus on the goals that allow us to function at a high level in training and racing. So we need to take seriously the issues of health insurance and, in particular, post-injury insurance when it comes to physical therapy. The stress of injury can cloud our minds and judgment, so I’ve provided five key takeaways you should know about so you can focus on getting back into triathlon. 

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How to Navigate The Darkness, with Rami Wilder

If you happened to catch the article, Return to Racing: Individual Stories, Universal Themes, you might remember Rami telling the story of his panic attack in the swim at 70.3 St. George, and how he overcame it by remembering to embrace the darkness. Unfortunately, life has not gotten easier since that moment. 

In this interview with Coach Laura, Rami opens up about what it’s like to be in the middle of the darkness. It’s easy to tell our story from the other side, once we’ve found our way through the discomfort. But there’s incredible wisdom that we can find in the middle, if we are brave enough to reach out, open our hearts, and share it.  

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Olympic Moments

The Olympic moments that transcend time are not a result of meaningless coincidence. Every Olympian has earned their right to be there. The talent, skill, and fitness that separate one Olympian from another are often negligible. What separates the athletes who rise to the occasion from the ones who don’t is their ability to be in relationship with the moment, as it unfolds.

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Sherpa Reflections

“I look at Ironman sherpa’ing as 2 different jobs. My 1st priority is always my racer but as an Ironman Sherpa, it’s also about getting a few other people across the line too. Ultimately it’s hard to quantify the role, because it’s not measurable but you just hope you’re making somebody’s day a little bit easier.”

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Race Directors Q&A

Colleen Peterson and Tina Whiteford have 2 things in common: they are both NYX athletes and race directors! Not only do we have tremendous appreciation for the people who make our sport possible, but we thought we might be able to learn something from their unique point of view.

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What You Need To Know About Hyponatremia

Electrolytes, as far as we athletes should be concerned, refer mainly to sodium (Na+) and potassium (K+). Na+ and K+ are very tightly regulated in the body. If an imbalance occurs, bad things happen. The most common and most dangerous electrolyte abnormality in endurance athletes is hyponatremia. In this article, I will discuss what hyponatremia is, what causes it, why should we care about it, and how can we avoid it.

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