In the failure, I find patience…

Understatement: I am goal driven.  Almost to a fault.  I approach every workout as a test.  Can I meet my goal?  How much will it hurt?  Have I set myself up for success? In the early days of the sport, I met every benchmark.  I checked off the boxes with confidence knowing that I could do the work.  This pleased ... More

Fueling differences for 70.3 &140.6?

Question from an athlete:  What do you do for nutrition in a 70.3 race? Answer: Same thing I do for 140.6.  Although I am going faster, the event is still long. A high level of carbohydrate consumption allows me to race fast and recover well. Avoiding GI distress in racing requires practicing your fueling in traini... More

Leaving No Athlete Behind

I have been serving as Camp Director for Endurance Corner for the last few years.  We had thirty triathletes attend our sold out camp in 2018.  Our staff included three Ironman Pro Champions (Marilyn Chychota, Justin Daerr and Lisa Roberts).  Coach to camper ratio was 5:1.  Staff to camper ratio was 3:1.  Marilyn ... More

The Hills Are Alive…

My new favorite hill workout: 10' Warmup 4 x 30" hard not to exceed 95% effort /Easy jog return recovery 4 x 60" hard not to exceed 95% effort/Easy jog return recovery 4 x 90" hard not to exceed 95% effort/Easy jog return recovery 10' Cooldown Effort is never 100% to avoid injury.  If you feel any ... More

Enough is Enough

Many years ago I asked Jane, my friend/sister, her advice on a business expansion opportunity.  At the time, my daughter was young and the business was new.  I felt like opportunity was everywhere.  After relaying the facts, Jane looked at me and asked, "When is enough, enough?" Enough is enough has served as a ... More

Wheel Choices for Small Units (Women)

I received a question asking me what I recommended for wheels for small units (women)? An older classic BMW convertible.  You love it and you share your love with your nephew.  He picks it up for prom and five minutes later totals it while remaining unscathed (whew).  End of love story. For cycling, I ... More

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 ... 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... 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 ... 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 includ... More