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Ever Wondered How a Pro Trains? Here’s the Insider View From a Top Pro Coach…

A common assumption exists that all Pros are that good because of genetics, they have the best equipment or because they have all the time in the world to train. While, all of the above can contribute to the success of a top professional triathlete there is however, more to it than just that.

What else does it take? Well, the secret is in the details of being a complete athlete. What does that mean? Simply not just doing the physical training of your sport but doing all the components of training. Doing everything right and paying attention to all the details.

Here are some of the key components to include into your training plan:
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What One of the World’s Best Triathlon Coaches Has to Say About Staying Healthy and Beating the Flu

By Cliff English

Some of the most commonly asked questions that we get as coaches have to do with the flu, common colds and being sick. While there are a few hearty people that never seem to be prone to being “ under the weather” most of us have to deal with it every once in a while. First off what is the flu and the common cold? The flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar flu-like symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. In general, the flu is more severe than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, headaches, extreme tiredness, sore throats and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.

Today I will discuss what we can do to prevent getting sick, what to take to get better and what we can or can’t do as athletes when we are sick.
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