First of the 3rd Annual Latitude Indoor Triathlon Series happened¬†Saturday, January 26th. 17 athletes completed the race. The results can be found on Coolrunning.com. Each year the series has grown. Last year, 5 triathletes sign up for the series, this year it tripled. Thanks to the sponsors to make the race series successful: Riverside CyclesContinue reading “Updates”

Cold Weather Running

To many runners, as those who train for Boston marathon, winter is another season to adapt and find it pleasurable. However, many runners stop running or run indoors because they do not think running in cold weather and snow is fun and safe. If you are prepared and have a strategy to adapt your runningContinue reading “Cold Weather Running”

Keep your body and mind in balance through this holiday season.

During the holiday season, many start skipping their workouts which leads to adding weight. This season think of your workouts as a way maintaining your fitness and reducing stress. Do quality workouts. Check my blog Crunch Time on 3/1 for ideas to get the most out of your workout. When you have only 10-15 minutesContinue reading “Keep your body and mind in balance through this holiday season.”

What’s Next?

As race season winds down and reviewing you accomplishments, it is time to set goals and plan for 2013: Write down your goals. Get a 2013 calendar. Start putting races on the calendar. Use Coolrunning.com or race websites for the dates. Prioritize the races from C to A. C races are workouts, A races areContinue reading “What’s Next?”

Stress Free Race!

Saturday night, Sharon texted me, if I wanted to still do the race. Knowing she was nervous, I convinced her to do it. Sunday, started stressful with my Atomic clock falling back automatically. Luckily, I woke up to hear the knock on the door, which was Sharon ready to drive us to the race. WhileContinue reading “Stress Free Race!”

Is Big is too Big

Today, I was reading about the NYC Marathon growing from 37,000 to 47,000 and price is more than doubled. The same thing happened with the Boston Marathon. Is this do to the running craze or greed for long distance races? 2 weeks ago, a group of us ran the Smuttynose Rockfest half marathon and oneContinue reading “Is Big is too Big”

As a coach, I know runners worry about getting in the miles and triathletes worry about getting enough training for all 3 sports. This is especially true with training for marathoners, Half Ironman and Ironman athletes. When life interrupts training, sometimes athletes get stress out and have an anxiety attack. Life is not straight forwardContinue reading

Why long runs?

A couple friends are training for their first marathon and half marathon. Many ask why long runs are important. The answers are the following: Build up your endurance to run 26.2 miles. It allows the body to build strength for the time on your legs. Build your mental game for the race. Practice your nutrientsContinue reading “Why long runs?”