Life update! Sometimes I don’t want to train. Or eat healthy foods. Sometimes I’m just in a funk. Let’s back up. I’ve been training for the Rock ‘N Roll half marathon in Nashville, just four weeks away now, and was pleased with how my speed has increased and my endurance has held since 70.3 training. … Continue reading A little life update
This past weekend was my first race of the season, and I’m using footage from that race to put together a video that will walk you through all the things to expect for your first tri. But I had a bit of trouble during the race, and it was such a teachable moment that I … Continue reading Course Correction
It’s March here in San Diego, which means the time has come for daylight saving time, open water swims (brrr), and the first race of the season! This weekend I’ll be racing the Superseal Sprint in Coronado, California. Superseal holds a special place in my heart since it was the first triathlon I ever did. … Continue reading Is it Race Week already?
Sometimes training can be really frustrating. We complete session after session in the hopes that all of these sessions will add up to get us through race day, and those training sessions don’t always make you feel like a million bucks. Some days you may feel tired or sore, while on other days you might throw … Continue reading Am I fit yet?
We’ve talked about the most basic of basic swim tips- how to select and put on your swim cap- but what about getting in the water and starting to move? When I first started swimming I was super uncomfortable with the thought of putting my face in the water, not being able to see in … Continue reading Swimming and Breathing
But it doesn’t have to be! Things can go wrong when you’re racing, so it’s important to practice your emergency procedures. It’s particularly important when you’re swimming for obvious reasons- you’re in water, after all, and can’t just pull over to the side of the road. But it’s also important because how you handle adversity … Continue reading It’s a Disaster!
When I tell people that I do triathlons, 90% of them respond like this: “My cousin/sister/boss/accountant did an Ironman.” Or like this: “That’s the race they do in Hawaii, right?” Sigh. Then I have to launch into my explanation of how there are different distances of triathlon, and that long-distance races are just one option, … Continue reading Can I have a soap box moment?
Oh boy do I have a treat for all of you!!! I've been wanting to put together videos for some time now, and I finally got up the guts to pull it off! True story- one of the things that held me back from working on my swim was the fact that I didn't know how … Continue reading The most basic of swim basics
Memory is not my strong suit. My short term memory in particular is atrocious. Ask anyone who’s had to listen to me tell them the same story for the third time. When it comes to remembering my swim workouts, some days are better than others. If it’s a simple pyramid workout, or a few sets … Continue reading Tips for Remembering Swim Workouts at the Pool
Hey reader! Did you take the Anxious Triathlete survey yet? Yes? Then skip ahead to swim anxiety … Continue reading Top 3 Tips to Banish Swim Anxiety