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Considerations in the Time of COVID-19

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Perhaps you have seen this GIF floating around on your social media. Kermit is on screen doing a slow dance waving his arms around and looks high or drunk. Underneath Kermit are the words, “When you’re on day 2 of COVID-19 self-isolation, but your eighth bottle of wine”[1]. Or –…

To Swim or Not To Swim

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The “uncertainty soup” that we as athletes and coaches have found ourselves swimming in has been unsettling. It has dislodged us from our typical training routines and caused us to face the question “if there are no races, why am I training?” One of the underlying tenets of my coaching…

The Worst Of Triathlon

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WHAT IS THE POINT? That is my question to the triathletes headed to Ironman 70.3 Lubbock this weekend.  I am waiting for one single athlete to articulate any reasonable reward that might outweigh the real risk of participating in this event.   Houston’s hospital ICUs are 97% full right now. Houston is only…
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