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BIG WAVES AND COLD TEMPS. RACING THIS WEEKEND

By | September 10th, 2018|Categories: Racing News, Running, Swimming, triathlon|Tags: , , , , , |

  When you live in New England all you have to do is wait a day for the weather to  change.  On Thursday we experienced the high heat and humidity that we have grown to love so much this summer.  Then on Friday, the cold front arrived.  Dropping temps over 40 degrees.  On Sunday morning triathletes [...]

THE PAYOFF OF PRACTICE

By | August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Meet Susan King. Susan contacted me two months ago.  She said she wanted to do a triathlon but had no experience.  In fact, she had already entered her first race. We chatted on the phone for a while.  She was a competitive runner.  Had done bodybuilding, and was a fit 60-year-old woman.  I was super excited [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]