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planning your race

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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Run Fast, Eat Slow.

    THIS JUST ARRIVED!! I was introduced to this cookbook through a podcast by Another Mother Runner. I was impressed with the whole food choices. And after the podcast, ordered the book.   Run Fast, Eat Slow is an … Continue reading

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Considering Private Coaching?

After hearing the success stories of others who have completed their first road-race or triathlon, you want to compete in your first. Or you have no idea how to take your competition to the next level, competing in a longer … Continue reading

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Every TRI deserves a great swim!

I read this tag-line somewhere and thought at the time, what a great saying. As I continue coaching and working with first-timers, the one common thread is to improve swim skills. I currently am running a women's Tri group, meeting … Continue reading

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Hyponatremia— An Interview with a Survivor

Hyponatremia is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a condition that occurs when the level of sodium in your blood is abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around your … Continue reading

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Are you training to race?

    After chatting with a would-be competitor the other day, I was reminded of how important it is to prepare to compete. Despite some illusions, competition is not a measure of fitness. Yes, there is a fitness component. BUT….. … Continue reading

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Olympic Marathon Trials

  Yesterday, I curled up in my chair and watched the Olympic Trials for the marathon. I love listening to the commentators, who at times I wonder if they have ever run a road race, let alone one so intense … Continue reading

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Planning the Mental Game: Preparing for the *Pain*

I can handle this! I can handle the PAIN! And then, I may find myself in a completely overwhelming situation. For athletes, this can be very true. The athlete is not mentally prepared for the task at hand. Yes, there … Continue reading

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