What I Learn From Peaking…

As I start peaking for the Earth Rock Half marathon this Sunday, I started to reflect the last 4 months of training which have been tough at times. I started the year with an injury that wouldn’t go away. I gave in to see a physical therapist which has helped big time. I work inContinue reading “What I Learn From Peaking…”

Tough It Out

Today’s workout on my training plan is tempo run of 5-6 miles. Woke up with sinus headache but I know the run will make me feel better. The weather looks cloudy and raw from my window which doesn’t look inviting. Then I think of all the runners running Boston Marathon yesterday in horrific conditions ofContinue reading “Tough It Out”

Do I , Do I not?

That is a question many athletes ask when you get injured. Last week, I had hard fast run but decided to do some running drills which put my left Sacroiliac joint and hip out. Took a couple of days off, iced, stretched then try to run on Sunday. Well that run turned into a lotContinue reading “Do I , Do I not?”

What Did I Learn Today?

Not every workout is going to be good, as I explain to Dan. I am coaching Dan to train for his first triathlon, Eagleman Half Ironman. Checking in, he said yesterday he felt tired and slow running 4 miles. So today he took as rest day, which is okay. My point not all workouts will beContinue reading “What Did I Learn Today?”

What is the Voice In Your Head Saying?

Yesterday, Outside magazine had an interesting article, “The Voice In Your Head Will Make You a Better Runner.” Today, so many runners run with music because of the iPods and smartphones. But when you run a race, many races don’t allow headsets because of safety issues. Triathlons don’t allow any headsets/music at anytime during orContinue reading “What is the Voice In Your Head Saying?”

What is Your Special Place

Cyclists, Runners and Triathletes have special place that they can go to unwind. Last year, when I moved to live on Lake Gardner, I realized I was steps away from running on trails at Woodsom Farm. Today, I just couldn’t do the bike on the trainer but be running outside on this lovely spring day.  WhenContinue reading “What is Your Special Place”

Quality vs Quantity Workouts

When you shop for furniture, car, clothes does your decision determine to buy for quality or for quantity. You probably go for quality. That is how you should determine your workouts especially when you are short time. This has been a crazy week with work and appointments for me. Knowing I have half marathon atContinue reading “Quality vs Quantity Workouts”

What do you skip in your workouts?

What do you skip during your workouts that impacts reaching your goal? Many of you skip recovery, stretching, massage and/or Self-Myofascial Release. But these are your key ingredients to successful training from losing weight to competing in triathlons to road races. To get everyone in the habit as part of daily workouts, I am doing a 6 week Self-Myofascial ReleaseContinue reading “What do you skip in your workouts?”

What are your Goals for 2017?

What are your Goals for 2017? Do you want to Improve your performance for 2017? Do you want to improve your swim with speed, form and efficiency? Do Triathlon Swim Program – Information and registration form: triswimclinic1-10-2017.pdf Do you want to be a faster and efficient runner? Join the Pure Run Your Potential Program – Information and registrationContinue reading “What are your Goals for 2017?”

Dry Out, Recovery

Yesterday, we were in survival mode for the wild weather in the middle of Punkinman Half Ironman bike. Today, we are allowing everything dry out and recover. Many think recovery is just resting like sitting and sleeping. Sleep yes, sitting wrong! It replenishing the body with water and nutrients but most important part is activeContinue reading “Dry Out, Recovery”