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Swimming Technique: 7 Ways to Improve Your Form

By | November 29th, 2018|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, triathlon|

You're a triathlete, strong and lean. You've been swimming three to five times a week, racking up the yards. You're getting fitter and faster and you're psyched. Then one day you have a scheduling conflict and drop in on the evening Masters swim with the age group kids next to you only to find out you're [...]

A HOT WEEKEND OF PODIUM FINISHES AND PERSONAL BESTS

By | June 18th, 2018|Categories: Cycling, OH MY GODDARD, Other Training, Running, Swimming, syracuse 70.3, triathlon|Tags: , , |

It is fitting that the hottest weekend of the year thus far, would fall on a very busy weekend of racing.  After a long winter and spring of training the athletes on our team were ready to step up to the starting line.It has been a  pleasure to watch them go through the different phases of training, through [...]

MUSCLE MEMORY: THE FRUSTRATION IN TRYING TO CHANGE

By | February 7th, 2018|Categories: Other Training, Running, Swimming, triathlon|Tags: , , |

Muscle memory is defined as “the ability to reproduce a particular movement without conscious thought, acquired as a result of frequent repetition of that movement.”  For example, a newborn baby has no muscle memory, a blank slate.  The only way for a baby to learn to crawl, sit up, and walk is to do  these things, [...]

CROSSOVER THE “STROKE KILLER”

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Other Training, Swimming|Tags: , , , |

One of the most common problems I encounter with swimmers is the deadly “crossover.”  I call it deadly because it is one of the most destructive technique problems in swimming that effects speed.  When swimming freestyle, as your hand enters the water at the apex of your stroke, it should be perfectly in line with your [...]

TRAINING WITH A SWIM SNORKEL

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Other Training, Swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

  This weeks  swim clinic will focus on body position in the water.  We will be working on using the swim snorkel.  What are you working on? When a swimmer first puts on the swim snorkel it may take a bit of adjustment. Pushing off the wall is a bit more challenging as it can flap [...]

SWIMING 101: LETS GET BACK TO BASICS

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Other Training, Swimming|Tags: , , |

  Breathing during freestyle is a funny thing. When you are good at it, it's hard to articulate exactly why it works—it just does. When you're not, it's all you think about, and it makes swimming mind-numbingly difficult to boot. Consider this: within one cycle of freestyle, a swimmer is required to precisely complete upward of [...]

SPRING HILL REPEATS

By | May 11th, 2017|Categories: Other Training|Tags: , , |

  Springtime brings warmer weather and for my athletes, it’s time to work on hill climbing.  Cyclists seem to have an equal love/ hate relationship when it comes to hills, hate to ride up, and love to go down.  I personally love hills.  Most beginner cyclists do not, they have not felt the love and joy [...]

AND THE BEAT GOES ON……

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Cycling, Other Training, Racing News, Running, Swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

For triathletes September means the end of the racing season.  Kids are going back to school, the leaves and weather begin to change.  The increasingly shorter days, make training for the athlete with a full-time job, a game of "chasing daylight". For the runners the fall means more road races, and training in  cooler temperatures, optimal conditions. [...]

PR’S RULE THE WEEKEND!

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: Other Training, Racing News, Running, Swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

As summer slowly comes to an end, the athletes of Triathlon Training with Amy still continue to race, posting outstanding performances.  At the first Ironman 70.3 in Atlantic City, the team of Bernier and Bernier both set PR's. According to Donna and Danny the swim was very challenging with heavy currents and the run, hotter than [...]

BIG WEEKEND FOR TRIATHLON TRAINING WITH AMY, PR’S and lots of guts!

By | August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Cycling, Other Training, Racing News, Running, Swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

As the summer winds down  the athletes of Triathlon Training with Amy put on their goggles, mounted their bikes, and tied their laces.  These are the some of the most dedicated people I know.  All with full-time jobs and some with kids, they meet me for early morning track workouts, and ocean swims.  When I say [...]