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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 [...]

COLD WATER SWIMMING

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Swimming|Tags: , , |

    The triathlon season is right around the corner.  It is time to think about getting back into the open water.  For me, cold water swimming is not the something I truly look forward to, but it has to be done. Here are some interesting facts about cold water swimming. Body heat loss in cold [...]

EMBRACING OUR FEARS….LEARNING TO LOVE THE WATER

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Swimming|Tags: , , , |

    In coaching, the greatest rewards come from helping people on their journeys and following their dreams.  Helping them overcome fears by being there each step of the way.  For many people, swimming is a paralyzing obstacle.  Here are the facts: Two-thirds of Americans are afraid of deep, open bodies of water and 46% are afraid of [...]

COMMON FREESTYLE FLAWS

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Swimming|Tags: , , |

Your weakness is your strength! Cliché? Yes, but like many clichés, this maxim contains an element of truth, since every imperfection presents an opportunity for improvement. When it comes to swimming, ironing out wrinkles in your stroke can yield huge dividends in terms of improved efficiency and lowered splits. Regardless of your level of proficiency in [...]

Schneider and Bennett smash Triathlon closer

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: Cycling, Racing News, Running, Swimming|Tags: , , , , |

The New England triathlon season came to a close this weekend,at the Gut Check Triathlon in Brewster Mass.  Jillian Schneider and Toby Bennett were there finishing off a great season.  Appropriately called the "Gut Check" It is the only race in which the race director gives you a "change of mind" option up until 7:00 am. [...]

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. [...]