“In order to be able to meet them where they are, I had to look my excuses dead in the face. I had to look really hard at what was holding me back mentally. I knew that if I just pretended it wasn’t so bad, and if I didn’t meet it head on, I knew it was going to continue to hold me back.”
Rhabdomyolysis, or “rhabdo” for short, is a condition caused by damage to skeletal muscle. There are several causes of rhabdo but the main ones pertaining to endurance athletes include exercise, crush injuries, heat stroke, hyperthermia, and hypokalemia.
on, it’s helpful to look back and evaluate how the previous season went through a variety of different lenses. Before setting new goals and moving forward, a comprehensive season review will help you set more appropriate, intentional goals. We (the coaches) review our own race seasons as we try to continue to improve as athletes, and we also review our seasons from a coaching perspective.
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.