Biking

Organic Electrolyte Drink

Organic Electrolyte Lemonade Drink Looking for an alternative to all the sugary chemical drinks out there! This is my favorite and simple organic drink. 1 cup Organic Coconut Water 1 Tblsp Fresh Squeezed Organic Lemon- strain the pulp, or to … Continue reading

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This Is What We Came For

It was starting to look like I should bag this whole race idea and go home. My plan was to leave the house by 6:30 a.m. to get to the race by 8 a.m. leaving me time to pre-ride the … Continue reading

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We Pass Through Awkward

I often congratulate swimmers when they tell me they feel a little awkward when working on a new skill. What they are practicing may be more efficient or more fluid. It may be a better movement, but the movement feels … Continue reading

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Fat Bike, Commute, Ski

Sweaty but very, very happy!   The Coop was in the shop, needing a battery, and the snow was great. I couldn’t miss it. So, I pulled out Hellga and loaded up the back pack. Back in the early 90’s … Continue reading

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Training or Exercise

Training and exercise are not the same. We do need to have physical activity- exercise- in our lives as part of being healthy, but we don’t need to train. I know it can be just semantics, but they are different. … Continue reading

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Getting Off The Road

Adding mountain biking to your weekly triathlon training can be beneficial both mentally and physically. Mentally it can toughen you up- a hill on the road is cake compared to a hill in the woods. Hitting the dirt trails can … Continue reading

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A Lesson from Racing

I recently did a triathlon and won as overall woman. But it’s not the win that moved me it was that I had realized I was giving up on myself and was able to turn it around. As I was … Continue reading

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Balance, our true nature!

Here’s to the Warrior III and Crane Poses! Balance is our true nature! Since committing to my home yoga program and adding in the warrior III and crane poses, they have become my favorite poses. I feel like they have … Continue reading

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Resting Heart Rate

  Resting heart rate is how many times your heart is beating per minute while lying still. The best time to find your resting heart rate is first thing in the morning before getting up and going about your day. … Continue reading

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It’s A Weight Thing

Mountain biking is a lot about weight, balance, a onenes with the bike. And I don’t mean, like spiritually, well maybe it could be. But thinking the bike is an extension of the body. Having a constant sense of where … Continue reading

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Get OutSide in the Off-Season!

Ah yes, winter season, the off-season for many athletes, like myself in the Northeast. A good time to do something different to give body, mind, and soul a little rest. A shift is great to keep yourself fresh, but it’s … Continue reading

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Big Rocks!

Confidence in yourself to make it through challenging situations, through awareness Looking up and slightly ahead-down the trail, I caught a glimpse of a river crossing. Then heard some splash, bump n grind of my fellow riders as they went … Continue reading

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Competition!

Xterra World’s Maui 2013 We have all heard that competition is 90% mental and if you haven’t heard this well then, competition is 90% mental. Being in a competitive event is largely mental not so much physical. The body is … Continue reading

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Embrace It!

Triathlete J’aime embracing winter running in New England Anticipating the alarm, I lay in the darkness of a winter morning. Knowing it will go off at any moment, but not knowing the actual time. No point in getting up before … Continue reading

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Xterra Worlds 2013

Coming out of T2 at Xterra Worlds 2013. Just a little dusty! Loving it! A few years ago, 2011, when I got to this spot on the race course I was almost done the bike portion. At this moment, October … Continue reading

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Lose Weight, Get Faster with Heart Rate Training

  If you want to lose weight, get a heart rate monitor and get moving. The best way to utilize body fat is exercising at an aerobic maximum heart rate. This can be achieved with a simple formula. Take 180 and … Continue reading

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Spring: Fueling For Riding

How nice that the weather is getting nicer, the roads dryer and the days longer. Gotta love spring! It’s time to get out there and ride, get in shape for the season or just change your sport from skiing to … Continue reading

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