Triathletes appear to exhibit greater ability to endure pain

Interesting article; I would have to agree.  “Triathletes appear to exhibit greater ability and/or motivation to endure pain…” This seems obvious to me, but the “why” isn’t.  I wonder, does the sport make us tougher or are tougher people drawn to the sport?  Probably a little of both.   I also think there is something to the concept of our “brain-and-body chemistry growing accustomed to the pain, which makes it more bearable over time.”  Read the article

~ Coach Lora Erickson

This article reminds me of one of Pre’s quotes.  “A lot of people run a race to see who is the fastest.  I run to see who has the most guts.” ~ Steve Prefontaine


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Coach Lora Erickson is an Ironman All-World athlete and certified running and triathlon coach recently competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Africa in 2018. Lora was born and raised in Colorado and was to run for the University and Utah & Utah State University where she obtained a degree in Community Health Education with duel minors in Chemistry and Nutrition. Coach Lora has a true passion for health promotion and loves to share her experiences. Learn more: About Coach Lora Erickson