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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 [...]

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 [...]