#361 The Pulse of Our Community


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Today we turned things over to athletes from our Facebook group to guide our discussion. They asked us about maintaining base fitness and mental stability. Live Zoom podcasts. Too much core work? Emerging from this as better humans. Virtual racing. Ethical debates of training outside. Time based vs. Distance training.


  • The Pulse of our community
  • It was race season, now it’s like holiday season again
  • Why peaks and valleys are good
  • Racing to validate yourself
  • What was your reaction to a race cancellation
  • Tempering race expectations

Athlete Questions:

Arin Christensen – What does it mean to maintain a good level of base fitness and mental stability in these strange times?

Somer Scandrge Would you and Mike consider doing a live podcast on Zoom while we’re all on there for our weekly meeting?? Kevin Taylor Indoor trainer rides suck 😂 Brad Creamer How to “ramp down” training after your late May IM got postponed? Ioanna Aslanidou Is there such a thing as too much core strengthening? If you don’t do heavy weights and allow your body time to recover can you have an approach like the one you suggested for how to not suck at running? Jacque Wegner I love when you two get all philosophical, so...What about who we are becoming during this time? I'm trying to emerge as a better person than I went into SSAH. Better habits, better mindset, more courageous, better "human"..... Garry Crosby Is it safe, fair or even a good idea that athletes could potentially qualify for 70.3 World championships by Virtual racing Dorice Hankemeier Your thoughts on the ethical debate of riding bikes outside right now. Getting outdoors is paramount for mental health, but in hard hit areas is a the risk of potential accident worth the risk/strain on the healthcare system.

Joshua Venis Can you reiterate time based vs distance based training? I always love Robbie’s perspective on this.

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