Sunday, January 23, 2011

question for all athletes

How long have you been doing what you do?
How much do you train per week?
Do you have kids?
Are you employed?
Have you ever taken some "time off?"
If so, was it due to burn out, scheduling, etc?
If so, did you still train? How did your workouts change?
Was it beneficial to your overall life/outlook/fitness?

Just curious... I mean, can you just keep nonstop training indefinitely without burning out? Do you take breaks? Is there a balance that can be found between reaching goals and being a good participand in the OTHER aspects of your lives?


  1. *) It's been about 3 years, and ~60lbs, since I rolled off the couch....
    *) 12:43:35 (on average, in 2010)
    *) No.
    *) Yes.
    *) I took 4 months off from running in 2008.
    *) Broken toe.
    *) Yes. I spent *a lot* of time in the pool, and got sucked into this triathlon thing...
    *) Yes, but it made me poor(er). :-)

  2. 1- 2 years
    2- Good weeks 8H00 bad weeks 4-5H00
    3- yes
    4- yes full time job 8-5
    5- a couple weeks here and there
    6- to resource myself and not burn out... I'm doing this for the long run I want to enjoy it
    7- Lighter weeks mainly
    8- I dunno but it was good for my head and that is what matters the most in the end.
    In the end you have to find your balance what works for you. In my case it isn't always easy but training is one of many many things I like to do and so it has a smaller place than I wished some day but ah well