Episode 4: Balancing training with family and work obligations

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life-balanceThe guys discuss balancing endurance goals and training with family and work obligations.

The main discussion points are:

  • Building slowly, not doing one sprint and then signing up for ironman
  • Keeping the spouse/significant other happy if they aren’t active lifestyle
  • Being smart about how you train
  • Recovery from workouts and why recovery is important
  • Body changing, around fit people, spousal insecurity and jealousy
  • Having “your thing” spouse not having “their thing” – not understanding why it is important to you

Nightmare scenarios that can happen if people don’t stay in balance…

  • Divorce
  • Debt
  • Burnout
  • Injuries
  • Job Loss

Randy references Dave’s blog post entitled “My Point-of-View on Endurance Coaching” where Dave discusses five main themes that make up his point of view.

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