Des Moines 70.3 turned 41.4…My first race in the professional field. But what does that mean? To my non-triathlon friends the difference may be confusing as I have competed in World Championships before, so…isn’t that like the top level?
It’s a question we all ask ourselves as we commit to our first triathlon and the answer evolves as we continue to train and participate in the sport.
“The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.”
After competing in Triathlon for almost six years I have come to realize that there are two distinct types of Triathletes, those who grew up as swimmers and those who did not. It is usually very easy to differentiate between the two groups. One group has a sense of confidence on the start line and in the case of a mass start they can usually be found at the front of the pack, the other lines up towards the back and might be overheard saying something along the lines of, “If I can just make it through the swim I’ll be fine”. As someone who falls into the second group I am here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be the case, you can learn be confident and even love the water.
Some of the greatest gifts come in small packages. Check out these great stocking stuffers to help complete your holiday gifts this year. These useful items are sure to be appreciated and used by the athlete in your life. These will fit nicely in the stocking and will be used by the athlete in your life.
How to find the right Chiropractor for your injuries or for enhancing your performance - An informed Decision
As an athlete, there is a high probability you may need Chiropractic services. With so many “DC’s” surrounding us, how can you make an educated decision in order to get the best treatment for your particular condition?
This blog intends to take the confusion out of this challenge by providing you the ammunition needed so you don’t get ripped off, under-treated, or over-treated. To be clear, I am a Doctor Chiropractic (DC) who graduated from “Life” in 1998.
Summer days are long and 2020 is no exception! Our race team members created a writing activity for their children to exercise their minds and to share the child's perspective of the sport of triathlon.
Have you seen the pros speed through transition? If you blink, you’ll miss it. The secret that allows experienced triathletes and pros cut measurable time off of their first transition. It’s the Flying Mount! ... If you want to learn the Flying Mount, the following exercise is one you can do on your trainer at home and practice the mechanics.
It’s raining in Atlanta and snowing in many parts in the northern and western US. This is on top of the already restricted social outlets and school distractions. Cabin fever is getting real! ... Today we are sharing a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that you can do with your children. Hopefully this will be a fun activity and something that brings the family together. This is intended to be fun so if steps are skipped or modified, it’s okay! Laugh and modify this if you need to.
It’s almost embarrassing explaining to the urgent care doctors that I’m not actually injured from the race, but rather from a lack of self-care that let a small problem run away.
Where did I go wrong – and how could I fix it?
I grew up a swimmer and hated to run. As I got older, I discovered that running was a cheap, easy way to stay in shape. That still didn’t make me love it.
About 10 years ago, a friend of mine who ran marathons was getting burnt out. She asked me if I would run with her at the track at our kids’ school as we lived far from each other. We invited some other runners and now, ten years later, we are still doing weekly track workouts, come rain or shine. See my sample workouts...