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SMASHING PUMPKINS

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Racing News, Running, Swimming|Tags: , , , , , , |

          What a fantastic autumn weekend full of racing.  Many athletes towed the line this weekend for some late season racing.  Some were racing for the first time on longer courses, some competed both days, others were tuning up for world competition, and the seasoned athletes raced because that's what they love [...]

CRANBERRY TRIFEST RECAP AND OTHER RACING

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Running, Swimming|Tags: |

  Athletes of Triathlon Training with Amy had a busy weekend of racing throughout New England this past weekend.  On Saturday at the DKH Sprint triathlon Martha Sylvestre placed 4th overall and 2nd. in the 50-54 age group in a time of 1:22:29.  At the Sunsport Cranberry Trifest which is a two-day triathlon festival, all athletes [...]

MISTAKES ARE OUR GREATEST TEACHERS: A RACE FROM THE ATHLETES PERSPECTIVE

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Running, Swimming|Tags: , , |

Sometimes mistakes while racing are our greatest training moments.  Martha Sylvestre had one of those experiences this past weekend. Caught up in the heat of the moment led to a few wrong turns. Martha works very hard and always races her heart out. She has a great outlook on her racing and why she does it. [...]

And the beat goes on………

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Racing News, Running, Swimming|Tags: , , , |

It was a very busy weekend of racing throughout New England for the Athletes of triathlon Training with Amy.  In Rhode island at the Wild Dog Sprint Triathlon, John Goodwin continues to shine with a second place finish in the 60-64 age group in a time of 1:05:58.  Toby Bennett took to a podium spot in [...]

WEEKEND RAP UP

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Racing News, Running, Swimming|Tags: , |

Many athletes hit the racing scene this past weekend with outstanding results all around.  On Friday night at The Blessing of the Fleet 10 mile road race, Martha Sylvestre had a great run setting a PR of 1:29:58.  On Sunday at the Blackstone Valley Aquathon Leslie Battle placed third overall for the women in a time of 1:21:32. [...]

Racing: The personal Journey

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

                                                     The term, "hard work" in triathlon does not always mean a PR or a podium finish. Hard work is usually accompanied by a personal journey.  This weekend amongst the many athletes I [...]

open water and wetsuits

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Swimming|Tags: , , , |

Open water swimming is very important to your training and should be part of your summer program. Since this is where you are going to be racing, it makes no sense not to be swimming in the open water at least once a week. Pool workouts still need to be done to do interval work and [...]

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 [...]

EXHALE: THE ART OF BREATHING WHILE SWIMMING

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Swimming|Tags: , , , |

There is a reoccurring theme I often encounter when I work with a new swimmer.  It centers on breathing. First I watch for the bubbles and then we have the conversation about exhaling.  Very few novice swimmers exhale and nearly all intermediate swimmers think they are exhaling correctly.   Here is a fact.  When swimming you never [...]