Category Archives: swimming

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Announcing OTTER Tri Team

                             I am thrilled to announce the launch of the OTTER TRI Team!   Visit:  ottertriteam.com for the most up to date information.     After several … Continue reading

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TriKids Training

   TriKids Training in conjunction with the Houston Kids Triathlon is now at its half-way mark.    I am thrilled for the rest this weekend as we have time-off for Easter.  Upon return next week, there are four weeks before … Continue reading

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If not now, when?

  This afternoon I was guarding Missouri Swimming, as they were practicing.   The swimmers were discussing the pending set and the coach said to one swimmer:    If not now, when?  I love that!   I considered my personal … 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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Analyzing Swim Technique

As a tri-coach, a big part of my responsibilities is helping new swimmers improve their technique. Everyone deserves to have an amazing swim as part of their race. As I coach and work water safety in many events, I see … Continue reading

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Is Triathlon a Deadly Sport?

This weekend there was another death in the world of triathlon. A drowning. The triathlete community here in Houston is grieving. The athlete was one of our own. The race was the Onalaska 70.3, and the drowning took place in … Continue reading

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And that’s a Wrap

Six weeks of camp. Six weeks of biking, running, swimming and bickering….. Yes, I said bickering. Camp. This is life. We had ten kids participate in the Triathlon Clinic at the Weekley YMCA this summer. We had four sets of … Continue reading

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