Author Archives: CoachMeg

Snow Stepping

My tear-away calendar this morning discussed snow stepping, as stepping in another’s foot prints to keep shoes and feet when trudging in the snow, as opposed to someone walking with boots. It reminded me of the drills I learned and … Continue reading

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Blizzard 2015

              I took a walk through town today after snow clean-up. I wanted to share i tires from my stroll. I love living on the coast and enjoying the ocean and water all year … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Juno Update

  Because our weather looks more like this, And less than this……   Our Master's Swim Group at Boys and Girls Club in Newport is canceled for tomorrow, Wednesday, 28 January, as the facility will be closed!   See you … Continue reading

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Watches, Monitors and Gadgets

Data, Data Everywhere!!! As technology improves, we are provided with more and more information to use as athletes, and as coaches.   The problem with data is when we pursue the data, instead of using it as a tool to … Continue reading

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A Weight Loss Challenge

I have been asked again to lead a group in a twelve-week weight-loss challenge.   The South Coast YMCA is hosting the challenge, with the objective of laying a foundation of a healthy lifestyle that will carry forward beyond the … Continue reading

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Caution: A Blizzard is Coming!!!!

New England is bracing for a storm that is due to arrive tomorrow evening, and travel into Wednesday morning.  This storm will be classified as a typical Nor’Easter will have the potential of blizzard like conditions.  In this, it could … Continue reading

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The Five Corner Stones of Triathlon Preparation.

On Wednesday night, I was able to attend a presentation by Jesse Kropelnicki of QT2 Systems. The presentation was: The Five Corner Stones of Triathlon Preparation: Training, Restoration and Nutrition, Race-Fueling, Race Pacing, and Mental Fitness.   It was interesting … Continue reading

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Lifeguard Games

As a lifeguard for over 30 years, I have seen rescue philosophies and trends come and go– adopted by one agency while being negated by another. As a guard certified by several different agencies, I would like to ask the … Continue reading

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And the word of the year is……..

LEAP!   As many of you may know, I stopped the whole resolution activity and have set yearly goals, on my birthday to be accomplished during that birth year. I reevaluate and super charge in January, and choose a word … Continue reading

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I believe in FUN!

I have been scouring over my website, making changes as I consolidate pages to keep it simple.   One statement struck a cord within my philosophy of coaching– I BELIEVE IN FUN! But do I? This week, winter track has … Continue reading

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