Vinluan: Train for life…train with life-A A +A
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
OFTEN, athletes see themselves enhancing their athletic performance to meet their goals at the finish with maximized body ability in whatever pace as they race.
Every step they take toward the finish laudably spells victory in pushing themselves to their limits.
Their ultimate goals of finishing a marathon, Treking Mountains, or even losing weight are only few of the factors athletes imagine to achieve, to create and protect their self-image. Athletes however are not the only people who have problems with weight, injuries, stamina, or their body image etc.
Athletes do have their setbacks, caused by recurring physical injuries or the psychological effects of the outcome of a competition that affect their performance or the taunting effects of these setbacks sometimes even conclude an athlete’s sporting career. But no matter how traumatic these experiences are to athletes, they do compensate by training.
Like it or not, athletes differ in size and shape. Only few have the universal body regardless of how one exercise and maximize their abilities. They have great talent; however, these must be coupled with great will power to enable them to pursue their goals, especially when recovering from setbacks.
Training to recover from setbacks doesn’t mean it is a mislaid passion; athletes usually train with great enthusiasm and have to come from a long way back to surpass their ordeal from past failures, and experiences, and they usually don’t quit that easy.
Age is one factor that affects all athletes, a nemesis that taunts the athlete physically and mentally sometimes dictating the athlete’s faith in their sports career. Athletes’ are anxious of getting old, because they worry about their performance, although experience maybe their advantage, their physical abilities naturally fails them.
Athlete’s always reach their peak performance as they age. Aging athletes gets more apprehensive during competitions because they don’t plan to rest their thrones, and because they still have one goal to chase their sporting career and staying healthy.
When aging athletes perform far from their normal pace, then they know that their competitive strength have run out of them and would claim it was enough to maintain their streak not missing to train a day for life. At the end of their competitive record, aging athletes still compensate their passion for sports, they have trained for life, and forever will train with lives.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 05, 2013.