I've been an athlete all my life. A pretty good one once upon a time. I am also a coach. I know all to well what, "No Pain, No Gain" means: if you don't give it your all in training then you're not training hard enough to succeed in competition.
That kind of pain is a good pain. I love that feeling where your quads remind you the rest of the day that you rode over 80 hilly miles that morning. No one else knows it. Its like a secret, a secret accomplishment that you can relished all day.
But what happens when the pain is too great to even train? Down a handful of Advil and suck it up?! What happens when that no longer works? That is the question that keeps coming up for me. Stay tuned to the blog and we'll find out together.