Licence To Ill
220 Triathlon|March 2018

Brunty’s suffering from a severe lack of commitment to triathlon, ’cause… he genuinely has a chest infection. And it was tri wot did it

Martyn Brunt

I have a confession to make. What I’m about to say goes so strongly against the spirit of triathlon that I might as well spit energy drink over a picture of Our Lord Alistair Brownlee. But I’ve done no training for seven days. Yes, seven days. SEVEN DAYS!!! The reason for this appalling lack of commitment is that I’ve been ill with a chest infection, resulting in me hacking like a chimney sweep in the final stages of black lung, and with a fever so intense that my family started chucking my medication down the loo because my body was heating the whole house.

I know what you’re thinking – HTFU. This is the designated tri response to weakness, and ‘train through it’ is the standard treatment for any ill health. But I really have been ill – none of yer ‘man flu’ – and it’s training through it that’s got me into this mess.

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