A New Start

Every month our team leader of I Race Like A Girl, Angela Naeth comes up with monthly team challenges. This month, April, is “What I did well today, what can I improve?”. It is not our usual physical challenge but mental and food for thought. This food for thought made me think how I can apply toContinue reading “A New Start”

Lessons Learned

Last Sunday, I was to compete in the Pumpkinman Olympic Triathlon. Got my number and swag bag Friday night. Pack the car with bike and tri bag. But the strange thing was the weather, we had October fall weather at the end of August. The lakes dropped 10 degrees to 62 degrees. The last timeContinue reading “Lessons Learned”

It is that age thing?

My night time bed reading is Fast After 50 by Joe Friel. Joe has a whole chapter on Rest and Recovery. Since all my triathlete and running friends that I train together are 10+ years younger than me. I find it funny they think I can do their workouts. I know I am not aContinue reading “It is that age thing?”

Perfect Weather Perfect Race

 Yesterday, we couldn’t have asked for better weather to run Earth Rock Half Marathon.  2 missing in the picture are Brenda running Big Sur Marathon and Priscilla running her first marathon New Jersey Marathon. As we ran our races in different states at the same time, we were thinking of each other. This make these ladies amazingContinue reading “Perfect Weather Perfect Race”

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”

Successful Indoor Triathlon Series for 2017

This year, we had new faces, first timers and returning triathletes. We want to thank the participants, volunteers and our sponsors to make the race successful. PICTURE OF SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS     MARCH 4, 2017 RACE:

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?”