Attention to Detail but Not Too Much Detail

I started tapering for Ironman Texas on Saturday.  Taper is defined as having too much time to think and fuck up your race.  Which got me thinking about why I have had success in triathlon. Genetics.  Mine are middling at best but my ability to mentally endure is strong. Work.  I realized that I can do a lot of ... More

Race Report: Florida 70.3

This will not be my typical race report. On Friday, as I was waiting for my flight to leave, I found out that one of my oldest and dearest friends was found dead. I had a short thirty minutes to notify friends/family, sob openly and make a decision. Yes, I was that woman crying in the airport. I learned that if you put ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... More

Hillary Biscay IM Calculator

In honor of pro triathlete Hillary Biscay completing her 65th Ironman, I decided to set up a calculator to see how long it would take me to equal her record setting streak.  Feel free to enter you own numbers. Obviously, I won't be catching her anytime soon! More

Why you should choose a HOT race!

And how to train and prepare for a great day.  My chat with Bevan and Johan at IMTalk: http://bit.ly/1hoktcI More

Turkey Trots 5K Course Preview

Reminder, the free Bloomington Bagel Co. 5K is 7:30am on Thanksgiving morning. Dressing for a winter 5K: Walking? - Dress for the actual temp.  Wear layers that are breathable and quick drying.  A light wind jacket protects you and can easily be taken off and wrapped around your waist as you warm up. Easy run? ... More

Ironman Louisville Race Report: Get After It

I have now worked with my coach, Marilyn McDonald (@chychota) a little over a year. Louisville was our third Ironman together.  When I looked at TrainingPeaks for her notes on my race execution in Louisville, I found one phrase; Get After It.  Perfect.  It was time to go get my race. This year I had the following ... More

Diesel: USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals Milwaukee

A few weeks ago I headed off to Milwaukee for USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals. A week before the race, I suffered a calf strain.  For the first time in a long time (and I can't remember the last time this happened), I had to stop a workout.  I had chosen an out and back route for my long run and to add insult to my ... More