Thankful For …

Some friends wonder how I can say, I’m thankful, after this year has not been a good year for me. Every time, I tried to get to the race start line something happen. From being sick with kidney issues ending in the hospital, to autoimmune system shot, to anxiety attacks because of thyroid issues, toContinue reading “Thankful For …”

Being In The Zone

Have you gone for a run or a swim or bike which felt effortless and fast. Like your performance seems to happens automatically. In the book, Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui, she talks about this. That the researchers describe this as a psychological alteration of time of the here and now. Like time noContinue reading “Being In The Zone”

The Running Shoes

The running shoes are the most important piece of equipment for runners and triathletes. Finding the perfect pair can be daunting especially for newbie runners. But when you do find them, the major manufactures keep changes the model that can create injury. For years I wore Brooks Ghost as well as many of my runningContinue reading “The Running Shoes”

Mental Games

During our long run on Saturday, Eve and I talked about mental games we do during the long runs and endurance events. Eve is training for virtual Boston Marathon. Saturday, she ran 18 miles and I ran the NH 10 Miler virtual which is my last virtual race. Eve celebrates each mile she complete andContinue reading “Mental Games”

Figuring It Out

Finish my first base but got sick on the easy week, which I lost swim time. Time to rethink my Half Ironman training plan. Many call for 3 hard/build weeks and 1 easy week but that doesn’t work for age groupers of 50+. Back to 2 hard/build weeks then 1 easy week. Also, I needContinue reading “Figuring It Out”

That Nagging Pain in the Butt/Hip

That pain is actually is the Gluteus Medius and piriformis. Now the question, do you sit with the laptop in your lap? Do you sit for long period of time? I am seeing this with many of my clients and runners/triathlons of all ages. First, the heat of laptop tightens your hip muscles. Second, yourContinue reading “That Nagging Pain in the Butt/Hip”

Busy Time But Always Time For…

This time of the year triathletes and runners get very busy training and racing. But we need to make time for ourselves and family. On Facebook, I see some that do but others keep pushing their bodies and mental on their training. We all need time to refresh ourselves to prevent over-training or burnout before theContinue reading “Busy Time But Always Time For…”

Transition to New

The week after the half marathon is called transition period as I transitions to full triathlon training. That week was to recover and have fun. I ran a local 5K trail race with friends which was fun and non-stressful. Even through my half marathon training, I was cross-training with swimming and biking to have goodContinue reading “Transition to New”

Sometimes It Doesn’t Goes As Planned

 As runner and triathlete, we follow our plans but may do some tweaks to have the best outcome. Last week was race period which is low volume and easy training with some bursts of speed and a lot of rest. What I didn’t planned was having the weather and pollen playing havoc on my bodyContinue reading “Sometimes It Doesn’t Goes As Planned”

What (Body) Image Do You Want?

Last night in the running class, the girls talked about their own images. It started with one talking to her doctor about the struggles losing weight. Doctor said she will never be a skinny runner but will be healthy from all her cardio of running. I see it everyday in my job many of usContinue reading “What (Body) Image Do You Want?”