We Did It!

In 2 weeks, 3 of my runners completed a marathon. Above pictures are Sarah and Kim when they finished the Virtual Boston Marathon. I know one is still shock that she did it because it was her longest race. What made their marathon successful: training, mindset, and nutrition. It is normal on race day toContinue reading “We Did It!”

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”

Good as You Last Game!

“Good as your last game!”, Matt Jones, New England Patriot’s Quarter Back after the team lost the first game of the season. It is so true for any sport including triathlons and running races. Last Saturday’s long run gave me encouragement in thinking I can do a local half marathon in October. We all haveContinue reading “Good as You Last Game!”

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”

Back to the Basics

Everyday I am getting stronger for the bike and run but not the swim! It is 4 weeks since I was sick and taken to emergency room. It has been slow process gaining weight and getting muscle strength back. In another couple weeks, I will be back to pre sick pace and power on theContinue reading “Back to the Basics”

Training Status – Really?

Garmin sport watches have an phone app called Garmin Connect. It gives a lot of data that useful except Training Status which you should beware. Tuesday I ran 4 miles, which my Training Status was Productive. Today, I ran 1.2 mile on the track then swam .5 mile, which my Training Status is Unproductive. ItContinue reading “Training Status – Really?”

That Nagging Pain in the Butt/Hip Part 2

This post is about how to alleviate the pain. ¬†First, don’t sit for hours, get up every 15-20 minutes. Second is to stretch. You want to stretch the calves, hamstring, quad and hip flexors, it-band, piriformis, gluteus medius, lat muscles in the back. Sounds like the whole body but every muscle is connected and affected.Continue reading “That Nagging Pain in the Butt/Hip Part 2”

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”