How to approach training to be successful

Last week, I recieved Mark Allen’s newsletter and Loren Fogleman LinkedIn email which they discuss on a successful approach to training and racing. You can read Loren’s “5 Habits of World Class Athletes” at: Loren’s 5 Habits: 1. Feedback; 2. Repetition; 3. Approach; 4. Motivation; 5. Effort. You can read Mark’s “How to GainContinue reading “How to approach training to be successful”

What’s Up for 2014?

It is that time again to start thinking about next year’s goals and races. Last November 1st, I talked about planning 2013 and creating your own training plan. Pick races that are space apart that allows full recovery. I know many runners race every weekend but they keep getting injured. Prioritize each race. Have onlyContinue reading “What’s Up for 2014?”

Training to beating your time

This year’s training for the 15 mile trail was being patient. Most runners and triathletes want to improve their times with a few key workouts but that is not smart. I got a good base of running with building long runs to 10 miles being easy. Cross train with the bike and swim to reduceContinue reading “Training to beating your time”

My Summer and Goals

Summer was great for training in all 3: swim/bike/run. Did a lot more swimming and biking than in previous years. This year, my swimming has improved in efficiency, form and endurance. next year, I would love to do a Half Ironman but I am cautious with all the life’s interruptions. I hear this many timesContinue reading “My Summer and Goals”

Staying Hydrated

Living in the northeast and 6 miles from the ocean, it would be a great training place during the summer. Not really, we are in our 3rd heat wave of over 90 degrees. As an athlete the toughest part is to stay hydrated. I have been working on my hydration throughout the day and especiallyContinue reading “Staying Hydrated”

Daunting Open Water Swim

There are many newbie triathletes find open water swimming daunting and scary. As a coach, I try find ways to have them overcome the fear. Some are faster than others swimming the distance in the open water. I had one girl just panic when just thinking about it. She tried multiple times. Thursday, I realizedContinue reading “Daunting Open Water Swim”