Injuries Suck – Part 2

Attitude is everything!

by Michael Fitz Patrick

Oh no! That nagging little twinge you thought was no big deal (probably kept it a secret from your coach too…tsk, tsk) has suddenly blown up and halted your training during the peak of a big build block. Yikes! Now your head is spinning as you lament over lost fitness in the coming days or weeks, you’ll miss out on key workouts. Don’t fret just yet.

The truth is you are in control of your injury as long as you approach it with the right mindset. Although sometimes it may feel like the injury is driving the bus, try taking yourself out of the equation. If you can do that, you remove the emotions surrounding the injury, which may be filled with disappointment, self-pity, and even fear. These emotions will only delay your progress, so let’s talk about how to flip the script.  

“STFU, (your name).”

This mindset is usually enough to snap me out of a negative and unproductive headspace. If you’re not familiar with this acronym, try Google, and if you are familiar, try saying it to yourself when you find your thoughts and emotions get in the way of progress. Stay calm and be practical. You got yourself into this pickle, so take the appropriate steps to find your way out. Please do yourself a favor, though, and get the heck out of your way!

Keeping a positive attitude can help in so many ways, even if you have to fake it until you feel it. Think of the last time your lousy attitude towards one thing marred other moments of your day, caused collateral stress, or unnecessarily affected your interactions with others. On the other hand, a positive attitude can help you maintain motivation, keep things in perspective, and speed up the recovery process. This attitude is 100% your choice, but by accepting and owning your injury, you can learn of yourself and grow through the process. 

It’s not always easy to see the end of an injury, so I tell my athletes to take just one positive action towards recovery. Hopefully, that one positive action leads to another, and another, until finally, you see the light at the end of the tunnel. Remember how much you’ve invested in yourself already. Remember, you deserve to be happy in sport whether you’re punching through regular workouts like a champion or focusing on balancing movements prescribed by your physical therapist. It is all part of the whole.

My advice to you: 

Whether it takes 2 or 20 days, the injury will pass, and your sport will be waiting for your return. In the meantime, keep your chin up and look ahead to where you’re going. Don’t forget that everything you do is working towards your end goal, and that goal will still be there when it’s your time to reach it. In a society where we live and act at the moment, I think we forget that it’s the future that pulls us along.

Weekend Update – June 20 – 21, 2020

Saturday

  • Group A:
    • Time: 5:00 am
    • Duration: 4 hours bike/40 min run
    • Location: Tri Peak Athlete
    • Route: Killarney Station
  • Group B:
    • Time: 6:30 am
    • Duration: 3 hours bike/30 min run
    • Location: Killarney Station
    • Route: Valhalla Bakery

Sunday

  • Time: 6:30 am
  • Duration: 1 hour – 90 min
  • Location: Lake Eola – Pagoda
  • Note: Tempo Run

Thursday : Bike Trainer / VR

Photo provided by Cisco Chavez

Join us tomorrow morning in at Tri Peak Athlete or from your home for an Active Recovery ride!

Start time: 5:30 am

Zoom ID: 876-0321-0273

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Tuesday – Bike Trainer/ Run

Time: 5:30 am

Location: Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual

Zoom ID: 876-0321-0273

Duration: 75 min followed by 20 min run

Week of June 15 – 21, 2020

Hello Team,

All levels welcome!

I hope you are doing well. Enclosed you will find the schedule for this weekend. I have adjusted a few things. Please review:

TimeWorkoutSportNote
Monday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeYou Must Register
Tuesday5:30 AMBike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual SessionTri Peak Athlete register at: https://myps.io/book/tripeakathletellcZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Wednesday6:00 AMTrackHoward Track Middle School
Thursday5:30 AMBike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual SessionTri Peak Athlete register at: https://myps.io/book/tripeakathletellcZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Friday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeRegistration link:  https://register.luckyslakeswim.com
SaturdayGroup A: 6:30 amBike / Run Kilarney Station – Yalaha Bakery RouteGroup A: 3 hours Group B: 2.5 hours all with a 30 min post run
Sunday7:00 AMTempo RunLake Eola – Chinese PagodaTempo Run

Virtual Training Schedule

9 AM5:30 PM
Zoom ID876-0321-0273876-0321-0273
MondayStrength Strength
TuesdayStrength
WednesdayStrength Strength
ThursdayOFFOFF
FridayYogaStrength

Weekend Update – June 13 & 14, 2020

Hello Team,

Enclosed you will find the weekend update:

  • Saturday
    • Group A & B: 6:30 am
    • Bike / Run Advanced Cycle
    • Group A: 3 hours Group
    • B: 2.5 hours all with a 30 min post run
  • Sunday
    • 7:00 am
    • Tempo Run
    • Lake Eola

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CFL Tri Club – Weekly Update – June 8 – 14, 2020

Hello Team,

I hope you are all doing well. Enclosed you will find the revised schedule for this week. I have adjusted the schedule as I am testing many of the athlete during this week. Therefore, please review it!

If you don’t have access to a pool, make sure you make time and register to go to Lucky’s Lake and perform the test there.

Open Water Test:

  • Warm Up:
    • 500 meters – please include some pick ups
  • Main Set:
    • 1000 – steady state hard effort. Please record your time.
  • Cool Down:
    • 500 easy

Schedule

TimeWorkoutSportNote
Monday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeYou Must Register
Tuesday5:30 AMBike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual SessionTri Peak Athlete register at: https://myps.io/book/tripeakathletellcZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Wednesday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeYou Must Register
Thursday6:00 AMTrackHoward Track Middle School
Friday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeYou Must Register
SaturdayGroup A: 6:30 amBike / Run Advanced CycleGroup A: 3 hours Group B: 2.5 hours all with a 30 min post run
SundaySundayTempo RunLake EolaTempo Run

Virtual Strength Training Schedule

9 AM5:30 PM
Zoom ID876-0321-0273876-0321-0273
MondayStrength Strength
TuesdayStrength
WednesdayStrength Strength
ThursdayStrength
FridayYogaStrength

Weekend Update – Changes due to Weather

Good evening everyone,

The weather looks bad for tomorrow morning therefore I’m gonna host a bike trainer session out of my studio and a virtual session as well. Therefore please review the following schedule:

Saturday

  • Start Time: 6 am
  • Location: Tri Peak Athlete or Virtually
  • Zoom ID: 876-0321-0273
  • Duration: 90 – 120 min

Sunday

  • Start time: 7 am
  • Location: Lake Eola
  • Duration: 75 min

Bike Trainer and Virtual Session – Tues and Thurs

Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 am

Bike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and/or via Zoom

Zoom ID: 876-0321-0273

Schedule Revision – June 1 – 7, 2020

I apologize for the second posting and email. Revision:

TimeWorkoutSportNote
Monday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeYou Must Register
Tuesday5:30 AMBike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual SessionTri Peak Athlete register at: https://myps.io/book/tripeakathletellcZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Wednesday6:00 AMHoward Track Middle SchoolRunSpeed Run
Thursday5:30 AMBike Trainer at Tri Peak Athlete and Virtual SessionTri Peak Athlete register at: https://myps.io/book/tripeakathletellcZoom ID:  876-0321-0273
Friday6:30 AMSwimLucky’s LakeYou Must Register
SaturdayGroup A: 5:30 am Group B: 6:30 am Bike / Run Advanced CycleGroup A: 3 hours Group B: 2.5 hours all with a 30 min post run
SundaySundayTempo RunLake EolaTempo Run

Succeed!