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.
“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.”
Endurance is our medium. Community and courage are our purpose.
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.
These are the stories six individual accounts from the first NYX Team Race: Ironman 70.3 St. George. The format of each experience is different. The humanity within each experience is shared, and through the witnessing, amplified.
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.
In the same way that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to physical training, mental race strategy should reflect what we each need to be successful. The 3 NYX Endurance coaches lay out their individual mental game plans. Their strategies reflect how they approach racing as athletes, not as coaches.
I was tired of people yelling “on your left” when I was on the bike, and I made the decision to commit because I wanted to be one of those people yelling “on your left.” It helped me focus everything, including my schedule. I was able to say “I’ve decided I want to make this a priority so I’m going to work to fit this into my schedule.”
The following athletes paved the way for others to follow in their footsteps. They chose relentless progress in the face of racism, in sports that had not previously allowed space for their excellence.