3rd Annual Latitude Indoor Triathlon Race Series

Thanks to all the athletes participated in the 3rd Annual Latitude Indoor Triathlon Race Series. The results are posted for each race at: https://gearupforfitness.com/2013-indoor-triathlons/ See you next year’s race, Pam Race Director


First of the 3rd Annual Latitude Indoor Triathlon Series happened Saturday, January 26th. 17 athletes completed the race. The results can be found on Coolrunning.com. Each year the series has grown. Last year, 5 triathletes sign up for the series, this year it tripled. Thanks to the sponsors to make the race series successful: Riverside CyclesContinue reading “Updates”


The start of the New Years is a time to reflect the last year’s accomplishments. In those accomplishments, what did you do in the training to improve and what needs to improve? I found my running and bike mileage were about equal for the total mileage for the year and I ran faster and strongerContinue reading “Reflection-Direction”

Keep your body and mind in balance through this holiday season.

During the holiday season, many start skipping their workouts which leads to adding weight. This season think of your workouts as a way maintaining your fitness and reducing stress. Do quality workouts. Check my blog Crunch Time on 3/1 for ideas to get the most out of your workout. When you have only 10-15 minutesContinue reading “Keep your body and mind in balance through this holiday season.”

What’s Next?

As race season winds down and reviewing you accomplishments, it is time to set goals and plan for 2013: Write down your goals. Get a 2013 calendar. Start putting races on the calendar. Use Coolrunning.com or race websites for the dates. Prioritize the races from C to A. C races are workouts, A races areContinue reading “What’s Next?”

Is Big is too Big

Today, I was reading about the NYC Marathon growing from 37,000 to 47,000 and price is more than doubled. The same thing happened with the Boston Marathon. Is this do to the running craze or greed for long distance races? 2 weeks ago, a group of us ran the Smuttynose Rockfest half marathon and oneContinue reading “Is Big is too Big”

As a coach, I know runners worry about getting in the miles and triathletes worry about getting enough training for all 3 sports. This is especially true with training for marathoners, Half Ironman and Ironman athletes. When life interrupts training, sometimes athletes get stress out and have an anxiety attack. Life is not straight forwardContinue reading

Why long runs?

A couple friends are training for their first marathon and half marathon. Many ask why long runs are important. The answers are the following: Build up your endurance to run 26.2 miles. It allows the body to build strength for the time on your legs. Build your mental game for the race. Practice your nutrientsContinue reading “Why long runs?”

Fall Into Running

Fall is the season of running. Many long races are happening including trail races. The season is perfect for running because of the cool days and beautiful colors. Thursday and yesterday, as I ran Maudslay I realized it can get dangerous on the trails. As the leaves fall creating a colorful carpet over the rootsContinue reading “Fall Into Running”