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Off-Season Run Camp

Running:  your best return on your training time investment in the holiday season. December is busy!  Right now we need exercise with the biggest fitness gains and the most calorie burn in the least time.  My answer?  Run camp.  Running helps keep off the holiday pounds.  And if you take the time to do run camp well, you build durability for a ... More

Question from a Coach: GI Distress in an Athlete

I received a question from a coach about GI distress in a new athlete she was training. According to the athlete, stomach discomfort is sabotaging his running.  The athlete claims to have tried everything to prevent the GI distress.  The coach asked for a suggestion on how to start working with her client. My response: You are off to a good start in ... More

Off-Season Swim Camp

Need a challenge over the holidays?  Bored?  Need to mix up your off-season training? I have the perfect challenge for you; swim camp.  Fourteen days of swimming to get you fit and healthy during the holiday season. Sign up today! I have the plan for you!  I designed a two week block with 14 swim workouts!  The two week block includes: Swim, bike ... More

Do You Feel Lost in the Off-Season?

Don’t have a coach?  Burned out?  Feeling fat and slow?  Curious what a triathlete should be doing in the off-season?  Want to train AND have some fun? Sign up today! I have the plan for you!  I designed a two week block that will start to get you rolling again during your off-season.  The two week block includes: Swim, bike and run workouts. ... More

Race Report: Ironman World Championship Kona

Hardest. Race. Ever.  And exactly what I would expect of a race that determines a World Champion. Out of my three Kona experiences, this one had it all; ocean swells, relentless wind, and surface of the sun temperatures.  And for me, a touch of redemption. If you have been following along, I managed in the middle of July to shatter my ribs and clavicle. ... More

Avoiding Nausea in Rough Water Swims

Question I received today:  Do you have any tips for avoiding nausea in a rough open water swim?++++I believe some athletes develop nausea in swimming due to allergy issues and their inner ear.  This is a great conversation for your athlete and their physician.  My physician advised me to take an Allegra at bedtime (one of the ... More

10 Tips for Your Cold 70.3 World Championship

Looks like some cold temps for the start of the World Championship in Mont Tremblant.  The only thing worse than a hot race, is a cold race.  My top suggestions: Go almost nude under your wetsuit.  Guys just wear your tri shorts.  Women just your sports bra and tri shorts. Put your wetsuit on early.  I have found a light running warm up in your ... More

5 Tips for Your Hot Ironman Louisville

Things are looking challenging this weekend in Louisville.  Most triathletes have been loving the cooler training  conditions this summer.  If you are one of them, don’t despair.  You can still get a great race.When you arrive in Louisville, do not panic heat train.  Reduce fatigue and physical stress by staying out of the heat! ... More

Before you buy that used Triathlon bike…

I received the same question from three triathletes this week: My (insert one of the following here; friend, training partner, coach, ex, etc.) has a used triathlon bike they want to sell me at a great price.  Should I buy it? I am all for a bargain but a used triathlon bike is only a bargain if it fits!  And not every bike fits every body. Before buying ... More

Clavicle Chronicles

I am going to treat this post as an ongoing update rather than add new posts.  For most recent part of this post, click here.  You can catch me on IMTalk on Monday August 11, 2014 as I talk about my accident and my recovery on the way to Kona. Feel free to send any questions to sue@fewoman.com.  Oh and if you want to see some cool ... More