Author Archives: Coach Meg

Friends and Family Discount

      Just wanted to share with you.   As a ambassador for Team Nuun, I am able to pass along saving to you. Valid until 6March2019. Enjoy!  Edited with BlogPad Pro

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Adopting a New Attitude

Yesterday, I worked the Chevron Houston Marathon.  This morning, I am seizing the opportunity to warm-up, and enjoy some down time.  I work at the Finish Line with the Medical Team, and it is can be quite exhilarating and cold. … Continue reading

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Resolutions on a Rolling Start?

  It’s that time of year again…… The gyms will be packed, the pools will have no lanes, and suddenly everyone is out on running track.    And then, by March….. all those, well, the majority of those will ghost. … Continue reading

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That Intimidating Swim……

The SWIM?!?!?!    No but really…… the swim!!!!!   Or for arguments sake,  Let’s just say…..   The swim. Regardless of how you look at it, the swim can be the most challenging aspect of the race, even to those … Continue reading

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How much do I need to DO over Holiday Break?

Training Peaks sent an email yesterday with various articles, including this one entitled,  ‘How Much Should You Train Over the Holidays?’  My first snarky thought was like, ‘Excuse me, Training Peaks.  The Holidays…. well, they are over.’  But I was … Continue reading

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Why does healthy eating choices have to be a ‘diet’?

A friend posted a photo of her dinner last night………. salmon teryaki and steamed broccoli.  It looked amazing!   I wish i liked salmon.  Following the photo was a frenzy of comments surrounding the new diet she must be following. … Continue reading

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Programming…. it’s OK to overshare

Sometimes, devloping a program can be one of the most challenging things I have to do as a coach.   There are so many nuances to the art of buidling a program suitable for the athlete.   And yes, at … Continue reading

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Recruiting……

I find myself in an interesting position as Head Coach of both the Otter Tri Team, as well as Houston Christian High School Swim Team.   I am recruiting.   And while coaches tend to forget that a BIG part … Continue reading

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Swim

As part of my journey to compete in Lavaman 2019, in conjunction with Team In Training, I get messages from the Team Coach.   To get to know the members of the team better, he send out notes periodically and … Continue reading

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Transitions

Transitions…… I say the word and the David Bowie Song…. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!  Pops in my head!    Ask one of the Otters, and they will tell you how important transitions can be.  In fact,  Clara will tell you how she went … Continue reading

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