On Tuesday I went out for a quick open water swim in my local bay. The tide was so low, it ended up being more like an open-water wade. Normally I swim over the weeds and icky mud that collects just off shore, but this time I had to walk through it, above the ankle, … Continue reading What’s a Turtle?
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!
Before you head out on your solo bike adventure, make sure you’re ready to go by checking off the following tasks: Give your bike the once over Lightly run your hands over your tires while visually examining them. I say lightly, because if there’s something sticking out of your tire it’s likely sharp, and you … Continue reading Pre-Bike Check: Cleared to Ride!
I hate doing situps. Seriously. The thought of "doing abs” repels me. But you know what else repels me? The memory of my back screaming in pain as I hobbled down to the finish line in my first triathlon. Your “core” involves your back, your buns, and your thighs. It’s pretty much the most used … Continue reading The Power of the Core