Just read this…
…and thought, “What the heck is wrong with our hearts?!”
The last couple of years has seen a rash of ex and current/young and old pros go down with some kind of heart issue. Even on the TR forum there are plenty of users with heart issues (myself included).
Is this just a form of bias and mis-thinking to believe heart issues are more prevalent in endurance athletes than the general public? Is it the same level of occurrence but surfaces more, and with more severity, simply because we use our hearts more?
In my case, if I wasn’t training/racing, I would have never been alerted to my wonky heart issue (whatever it may be). It might not have surfaced with obviousness for another 20 years, and then I’d be classified as “normal” because of my age.
Has the TR podcast ever touched on heart health issues?