Playing favorites rarely turns out well and usually comes back to bite you in the ass or in this case, the ankle. Multiple bone bruises and tendonitis to be exact. A classic overuse situation with a side of ramping up mileage too quickly. So I hit the pool with renewed focus and channeled all my energy into The Swim.
As triathletes, we all know the importance of recovery, mobility work, and strength work. But when getting into the longer distance races of the 70.3, 140.6, or Ultra variety, let's be honest...who has time to hit a yoga studio?! Or even get in a regular practice? As a yoga practitioner of 17 years, and a teacher of the practice for seven, I have become increasingly embarrassed at how minimal/dismal my practice had become.
The first time I joined a tri-club and rode my bike in a group was terrifying! But after a bit of practice in a local park with the beginner group and under the guidance of some excellent coaches my confidence grew and I took my new found skills to the road. I started going on longer rides with the group, taking on more challenging roads and loving every minute.
Until it all came (quite literally) crashing down...