Covid special: Dr Rebecca Robinson and Dr Tamsin Lewis
Dr Rebecca Robinson - Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine and Medical Doctor and former pro triathlete Dr Tamsin Lewis join me this week, to talk about returning to training after covid, dealing with Long Covid, plus advice on training around the Coronavirus vaccination.
37.50 Getting back to sport. "It's often mind over matter with a lot of athletes, but with covid if you push through there is a massive pay back. You have to celebrate the small wins. "
43:44 Dr Rebecca Robinson's wise words for returning to training. "Don't get carried away, it's keeping progress gentle and slow."
44:25 Advice for training around getting the Covid-19 vaccination
48:50 Tamsin speaks about dealing with Long Covid, as an endurance athlete: "It's forced me to confront stillness and sit with anxieties and fears and traumas and ultimately that will make me a better human"
51:35 Tamsin talk about shifting your goals if you're still dealing with the effects of Coronavirus: "If you have long covid symptoms, allow yourself 3-6 months to recover. You have to be shifting your goals because endurance exercise is a stress and your body has gone through a massive stress with covid."
Plus we catch up with the amazing Luke Grenfell-Shaw
Luke talks about having to pause his ride due to Covid and then re-starting it in the summer of 2020. He is full of wise words and it's amazing to hear about his journey on Chris, the tandem.
10:10 When Covid forced Luke to change his plans: "It's harder to accept something when there is no other option. I had a choice about how I wanted to use that time and I didn't want to waste it.
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