I get so excited to see people reading the blog, and I'm so honored when someone tells me that the blog is helping them with their tri training. My goal is to get other people excited about triathlon and to take the mystery out of things. My email is always open for your questions about training … Continue reading Reader Question!
Okay, so we talked about needing to get your baseline fitness up before tackling tri-training. But how exactly do you do that? Using the pool, spin bike, and treadmill can be rather boring, but when the workout includes a variety of distances, speeds, and efforts, time will fly by. Using the pool, spin bike, and … Continue reading Baseline Improvements: Workouts to get you ready to train
Here’s how much I worry about looking like an idiot: My doctor recommended I switch from running to swimming to give an injury time to heal, but I was so unsure of what to wear, what to do, and how to act that I was afraid to even buy a swim cap. My gym has a … Continue reading The First Time: A Beginner’s Guide to Hitting the Pool
My first open water swim was very short and very awkward. I asked my best friend to paddle board next to me because I didn't want to go alone and because I wanted to have medical assistance that wouldn't bill my insurance nearby. I survived, and at least I only looked like an idiot in front … Continue reading The First Time: Things to know for your first open water swim
Going into my first tri, I had one open water swim practice under my belt. I knew it wasn’t the best idea, but I figured it was close enough to pool swimming that I’d be fine. My swim start was first thing in the morning and the sun was just rising over the mountains, right … Continue reading My First Open Water Swim: Look like an idiot or drown?
My first introduction to triathlete was through the Ironman World Championship coverage on NBC. I remember being in the gym at the time and realizing that my pitiful circuit workout was little more than a warm up for these superhumans. I choked up hearing their stories. I marveled at their commitment. And I thought, “I … Continue reading Welcome!