Category: goal setting

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.   The Finish Line is shaded by trees and buildings, and if Houston brings wind…

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.    This is the season the personal trainers become sharks and predators (as if they…

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 chatting with a new friend, who is learning to better her swim, preparing for her…

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 times I have borrowed ideas for sets, reps, intensities, movements, and executions from other coaches,…

Ever wonder about how real your goal is?

Be forewarned this, yes, THIS is going to get personal.   I want to apologize.  I feel I have neglected you.  (As well as my personal blog).   My focus has been the Otter Tri Team, PINK otters and growth, that somewhere you got lost in the shuffle.   It was my intent to write…

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 flurries with recommendations from various videos to weight training systems.    And you know what, …

Goals, goals, goals, goals!

Sitting in my living room, watching a movie while reading a blogpost from Nick Symmonds, founder of RunGum, I was compelled to think of all the goals and dreams and aspirations I had for 2017.   And while many did not happen, I could not have dreamt of where I am now.   And then, looking…

Starting the Day on Offense

The alarm goes off and the day is underway!  The cats have been walking across me for an hour, and the phone has a million messages waiting for me.   I start the day playing defense.   And I rarely get caught up.  The day is defense or a reaction to everyone and everything around…