Category Archives: coaching tri

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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Begin your journey today

 The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. -Tony Robbins.  Today begins National Triathlon Week.  While many of you have successfully completed your first, second or even twentieth tri, there are some reading this who are still sitting … Continue reading

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GAIN 2018 — Reflections

  You can only grow if you’re willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.   ~Brian Tracy       It is easy to become an island in our thought processes, as well as our social … Continue reading

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What is your Motivation?

  This morning’s calendar tear-away.   I have been training and going and recently hit the stop button.   I dont want to go, I dont feel the fire burning inside to tackle my goals.  And yet, I want to … Continue reading

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IronMan Texas

Brrrr!!! It is cold!  Are they really going to swim?    You can tell I have been in Texas two-years.   I forgot about wetsuits, and chilly temps—those things that may be necessary for Spring races in the NorthEast.    … Continue reading

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Strength —-its individual

I belong to several on-line tri training forums or groups.  Sometimes the groups offer support, share about races, provide virtual high-fives.   Inevitably,  the questions surround strength training routines.  What do you do?  What do you recommend?  And the page … Continue reading

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Coaches Education — A Day With Team MPI

Yesterday, I had the privelege of spending the day with Team MPI as part of their Coaches Retreat.   The retreat was for their coaches designed for continuing education, networking and FUN!   And while I was the only represetnative … Continue reading

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