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Endurance Athletes & Major Illness: Why you can & How you Should

By Francie VanWirkus (Iracelikeagirl team member).

No Playbook for Endurance Athletes

We’ve all heard the phrase “check with your doctor before starting this or any exercise program.” Until I had breast cancer, I never paid attention to that disclaimer. I am now painfully aware that there is no playbook for endurance athletes vs. cancer. Unless you are one of the lucky few to have a medical doctor or caregiver who understands the needs of endurance athletes, you will be on your own. Doctors are used to very sick people, most with multiple problems, or healthy people who lightly exercise. These people do not have race commitments on their calendars, and they recreationally walk, maybe run 5ks or 10ks. Doctors simply do not know quite what to do with endurance athletes facing a serious illness.

This was painfully evident to me as I spoke with my radiation oncologist halfway through my 32 days of radiation “therapy,” which statistically makes two out of three patients tired. When we began working together several weeks ago, I shared with her how I had just missed my third Ironman Wisconsin because my cancer surgery was three weeks before the event. I also told her that I planned to train through this illness. I think she forgot. I didn’t. You can read the full story in my courageous memoir series, The Competitor in Me.

We talked about my energy level, which was great. Intrigued that my energy level had not been compromised, she wanted to know more. I explained how I limited my workouts to 75 minutes or less each day. She might have heard me before when I said I trained six to seven days a week, but she was listening to me now, for the first time. She then recommended I listen for signals from my body. Yes, of course I would. I am an Ironman and a Mom. Signals are my life.

I don’t have all the answers, but here’s what I’ve learned. Use it for your own epic health battle, or share it with that someone you know, who is an endurance athlete working through a serious illness:

Focus on Healing

Remember your priorities. Your first goal is to be well again. Even if you have a race looming out there on your calendar, nothing should be a greater priority than healing your body. Our competitive brains have many objections to this logic, but none of them hold a candle to overall healing. If you have ever had a sports related injury, this advice should be vaguely familiar.

Next, focus on your outcomes. What do you want to achieve training while working through your illness? Are you being realistic with your expectations? As a busy, working parent, I wanted to train for my mental health as much as staying fit. I also wanted to keep active to avoid the dreaded radiation fatigue. I had a belief that a moving target is much more difficult to hit, and it held true.

Here’s the sticky part: you will need to talk it over with your medical team. Even if they do not understand endurance athletes, it’s important to keep having the conversation. If that still does not yield any clarity for how to train, this basic advice has never failed: if it hurts, stop doing it. If you are too tired after your training session, cut back.

Sounds simple, but if you are used to much longer or and more intense training sessions, it’s going to be a big change. Focus on your priorities and outcomes to make this behavior change. It might be a good idea to enlist an athlete friend or objective family member to help hold you accountable. This usually isn’t your mother, and probably not your spouse. That’s because sometimes, the people who love you deeply, as a parent or spouse, are struggling with your illness. They don’t want to see you suffering, so they can’t imagine how you might want to go out for a seven mile run on top of it all.

Don’t Stay Down

But that seven mile run might be your saving grace through a very difficult time, physically and emotionally. It might not be the fastest, or the best feeling seven mile run, but it doesn’t have to be. This isn’t the time for perfection, but it is the time for determination. And peace. Don’t be discouraged to the point where you give up on…you. This is mile 17 of the marathon, time to take stock in all that you are, and keep moving forward.

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Inspirational and wise. Thanks for sharing Francie!
by Pam Estill - 2 years ago - 01/30/2017, 11:25
Great insight, Francie! You have some amazing perseverance and determination. Your ability to stay healthy, energized and active through all your treatments is truly commendable. Thank you for sharing!
by Ashley Plowman - 2 years ago - 01/31/2017, 09:50

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