Triathlon

Law of Least Effort

I woke early this morning, early enough to get to the pool to swim during morning lap time versus noon lap time. I hurried out the door after a small bowl of steel cut oats I had cooked earlier in … 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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Easy Freestyle Weekend Workshop, Clemson University, April 26-27

April 26-27, 2014 (Saturday and Sunday) – This two-day course takes you through all the Total Immersion drills and numerous strategies for full stroke mechanics.  We give you the skills to take home to build your stroke the Kaizen way.  Over … 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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All Levels: Adult Swim Skills – Evergreen Sports Center

Learn to swim with ease!  Develop your fitness and enjoy the company of other swimmers. Adult Swim: Wednesday Nights: at Evergreen Sports Center. Time: 5:30-6:30 pm   Learn to swim with ease this winter by starting with this introduction to … Continue reading

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Save the “Push,” Focus on the “Pull”

                                                  Save the “Push”, Focus on the “Pull” As an athlete and a Triathlon coach for … Continue reading

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Peak Over the Edge…

Today I had an athlete I am coaching ask if she should take Tylenol, acetaminophen (ACT), before the start of an Olympic Distance Triathlon. Her reasoning being is that she had read a study that taking ACT boosted performance by masking the perception … 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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Total Immersion/Triathlon Skills Camp, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii- 11/18-23

Location: Kailua-Kona, HI.Schedule: November 18 – 23, 2013Tuition: $1595 –  *($1,495 early registration before September 1, 2013) – (please note, meals/lodging are not included)Registration closes November 1, 2013Payment type: mail-in or pay palContact: For more information please contact Celeste – admin@TriathlonSkills.com Swim better … Continue reading

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Daring Greatly (guest post)by Jane Bridges

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Avoid Freaking out, Practice!

  Ah Spring!  Time to get out of the pool and into the open water to practice your swim skills.  Triathletes of all level of skill and fitness really need to get in the open water prior to their first … Continue reading

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No “Athlete Pass” To Nutrition

During my USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach Certification at the Olympic Training Center in San Diego in early 2000, our class was told that a “calorie is a calorie.” The nutritionist who was scheduled to speak was not able to … Continue reading

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Couch Potatoes Rule

The snow is falling, and I am still in my PJs on Sunday afternoon at 1:30. I haven’t done any physical activity except sit-up straight at my desk as I write and work on my computer. I am not in … Continue reading

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Making the Podium-USAT Sprint Nationals 2011

For the past 20 summers (it’s crazy to write it let alone live it!) I have been racing triathlons.  It’s been a great experience filled with unique surprises all viewed by me as omens that I was in the right … Continue reading

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From Sprint Tri Beginner to Half Iron Champion

My name is Sarah Crane. I am a personal trainer and professional bodybuilder. So why am I doing triathlons? The challenge! Just beingin shape will not make you have a great experience doing a new sport, but meeting Celeste St. … Continue reading

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Fueling for Training and Racing

There are so many options for athletes regarding fueling for training it can be overwhelming. It is often a top 10 question for the athletes I work with. One can have a VO2 max test which tells you how many … Continue reading

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What Were You Thinking?

The body follows the mind, so what you think about with emotion is what you get. It’s not just what you think about, it is what you feel about. There are two emotions: one feels good and one feels bad … Continue reading

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Bull Moose Challenge

It had been two summers since I last did the Mooseman. In 2007, I did two sprints races as opposed to the 6 or 7 races I usually do, so I was looking forward to this challenge of doing an … Continue reading

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