With the holidays rapidly approaching, many of us have travel on the horizon. And travel can wreak havoc on your training schedule! But by planning ahead, you can stay in step with your training- or choose to enjoy some downtime. Move your schedule around We get into a serious routine with training- Swim monday and thursday, run … Continue reading Training on Vacation
*****This contest is now closed, but I'd still love your feedback below!!!***** Training for triathlons, I'm constantly running across new things to conquer, figure out, and explain. Heck, that's why I started this blog! But this week I ran into a snag. I've got a whole list of topics I can write about and … Continue reading How about you?
By now I have this packing/ prepping thing down to a science (I told you that organizing is one of my favorite activities!), so today I'm sharing how I pack and prepare for race morning. I've also made you a gift: An Anxious Triathlete Gear Checklist! Click here to download: triathlon-gear-checklist It's so important to take the … Continue reading Race Prep Routine!
Four more nights until my first ever Ironman 70.3 race and right now, I am having ALL the feels about this impending doom! I am vaguely terrified of the swim entry. Wary of how long I know it’s going to take to complete the race. Wishing I had done a lot more strength building. Knowing the run … Continue reading All the feels
Remember how I mentioned that I’m setting some big new goals for myself this year? Well, I’m officially going half crazy, because this year I’m taking my triathlon game to a new level… I’m racing a HALF IRONMAN!!! That’s 1.2 miles of swimming 56 miles of biking And 13.1 miles of running Phew! For months … Continue reading A New “Why”
I am a competitive person, but I am not an athletic person. So when it comes to triathlon, I’m having a bit of a crisis. Triathlon is an individual sport, yes, and most of us who “compete” in the sport recognize that we do this for a variety of reasons. Getting into shape? Check. Being … Continue reading On Being Competitive (or not)
First, my apologies for the lapse in posts! I was overwhelmed by the response for my last post about poop and wasn't exactly sure how to top that... So, in the spirit of topping past accomplishments, I think it's the perfect time to talk about goal setting. I'm a big believer in reflecting on your past … Continue reading Goal Setting and Cocktails
Rest is so crucial to your triathlon training plan, but it’s often the hardest part of the program. You spend so much time doing the work that when you have to stop moving it can feel like you’re sliding backwards. Stop thinking that way! Rest is crucial to allow your muscles to repair, rebuild, and … Continue reading Rest: The Hardest Discipline
I’ve met some great people doing triathlon, and I’ve developed friendships with people who like to train like I do (ie for fun and with beer involved). I love heading out for a group swim or bike ride, even though I usually can’t keep up. And the fact that I can’t keep up motivates me … Continue reading Making New Friends!
Triathlon is a solo sport. You can train with friends, be on a triathlon team, and even do a relay, but on race day it’s up to you to compete. One of my favorite things about this sport is that it has forced me to be brave and to take on more solo adventures. Take … Continue reading A Case for Solo Adventures