Athletes: Why are you training?

by JL Fields, Editor @ Stop Chasing Skinny on May 17, 2012

Last week I got a terrific response from my post Triathlon is not a diet.  It was heartening to hear from athletes who no longer race to be skinny. They race for health and the sport of it.  I also heard from athletes, like myself, who find themselves on a slippery slope – is the goal to be healthy and perform well in a race or is it really about chasing that body image we can’t seem to shake in our head?

If you are prepping for races this summer (running races, triathlons/duathlons, cycling races, swimming events, etc) I would like to share your perspective on your training approach on this community blog. Submit a post on any of the following training topics – are you training

  • for health?
  • for the sport of it?
  • for weight management?
  • all of the above?
  • or….?

Please submit your story for submission!


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  • Say

    I’m just seeing this post now (catching up my google reader!). Can we still submit?

    • JL

      Yes! This is a community blog and I take submissions at all times! Please do submit!

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