Being Present on Race Day

Endurance events can be challenging for your body but also the mind. Today, some of my triathletes were talking about being nervous doing all 3 events especially the run. The newbie triathletes first race is next weekend. They don’t want to be last in the race but the training they have been doing they won’tContinue reading “Being Present on Race Day”

I did it! I did it!

Denise celebrating her 1st mile swim. Swimming a mile in a lake may seem minor but for first time triathletes it is big. Denise’s first open water swim was scary but her persistence and hard work paid off. once she did the half mile, she wanted to swim a mile with everyone to the poleContinue reading “I did it! I did it!”

How many triathletes does it take to change a flat tire?

How many triathletes does it take to change a flat tire?  Just 1, Tom Cyr Latitude triathlon bike mechanic! Training is in full swing for the half Ironman. Last week, was my heaviest training week 12 hours, so far but good: swam 3 miles, ran 17 miles and biked 75 miles. The weather was greatContinue reading “How many triathletes does it take to change a flat tire?”

Training Like a Fish

Half Ironman training is still happening. Last weekend, it was our first major heat since August last year. It kind cut short the long bike but not all the training. Tuesday was my first open water swim which felt great. KT and I did a mile at 70% effort. She is training for Lake Placid Ironman. SpeakingContinue reading “Training Like a Fish”

Life Is Good

As I say in my blog tag line: “Gear up for your fitness, run, triathlon at any age.”. It so true today, many middle age people are starting to run 5Ks to marathons and/or do triathlons because it is possible. Maris, an Ironman triathlete, and I talked about how we are still doing it and neverContinue reading “Life Is Good”

My Challenges

As I train for multiple endurance events, I will be updating my blog on my progress. It is finally spring in New England. We had been averaging 20 degrees below normal until Thursday this week. Triathlon training started this week with everyone happy for the warmer weather to get out on their bikes. I amContinue reading “My Challenges”

New Runners to Boston Marathon

I wish all the runners running Boston Marathon tomorrow good luck. More than half the field is new runners. As the last corral crosses the starting line, the women, men and wheelchair winners have cross the finish line. It will be a long day for the volunteers. All those new runners, here are some tipsContinue reading “New Runners to Boston Marathon”

Triathlon Training & Newsletter

With snow on the ground it is hard to think about triathlons but is that time. April showers brings May flowers and warm weather. Yes it will get warm to swim in the lake. Go to Upcoming 2014 Clinics page to see more information and download the Triathlon Team Training brochure. New this year: HalfContinue reading “Triathlon Training & Newsletter”

Redeemtion of Great Bay Half

Woke up today ready to run the hills of Great Bay Half Marathon. Locco Running puts on a great race. I ran every hill until mile 12 the semi flat part. At mile 12, I got nauseous then my asthma acted up. Did not like walking and running the last miles but I wanted to finish running.Continue reading “Redeemtion of Great Bay Half”

Spring Has Finally Sprung

Here in New England, spring has finally sprung. Boston Marathon is in 2 weeks. The weather has finally turned in a good way with some warmth. Trails still have ice which it will be 2 weeks before we can run. I cannot remember a winter that will never end, not with just snow but the extremeContinue reading “Spring Has Finally Sprung”