Triathlon Training Part 1

So in this weeks posting I’d like to comment a little bit on training for activities such as running, biking, swimming, or whatever you fancy. It never seizes to amaze me at how our bodies function as a unit to endure short or even long physical activities. I’ve had the opportunity over the past few years working with various athletes either prepping for their competition, after or for some (unfortunately) it could be from injury. To get in the mindset and fully understand what people go through a friend of mine has convinced me to do my 1st ever triathlon. It’s crazy to see how much training is involve to get yourself ready this kind of event. As I’ve been training over the last few weeks massage has been a critical component to my training regiment. I mean think about it. Have you ever ran and the muscles around your shin area start to cramp up. Not fun right? NO! So why not try to keep your muscles as loose and free from restrictions as possible. I love massage (and I’m not just saying this because I’m a massage therapist) and to feel the difference after getting a treatment when I continue my training is awesome; sometimes I feel like I’m running on a cloud!! I’m a big believer in finding that happy medium for whatever suits each person whether it’d be massage, PT, chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga…etc. All of these modalities can provide people, whether an athlete or not, with another outlet or form of therapy to help the body maintain that happy balance as a whole. 2 1/2 more weeks till the big day of the Triathlon. Should be fun so stay tuned!!!

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