Winter training calls for flexibility

We've started getting bits of wintery weather around here in southwest Virginia that have required some training and schedule adjustments this past week. For the first time in years, I ran on a treadmill this week due to slushy icy road conditions. Then I moved a long bike ride back two days to a day I thought was going to be decent for riding (it proved otherwise). I'd always been proud of ... Read More

2012 In Review

After having a successful 2012, I'm excited to see what 2013 will bring! Duathlons- 2 Races 1 3rd Place Age Group 1 1st Place Age Group Course PR Running- 10 Races: 1 Overall Win 3 Age Group Wins 5k PR 1/2 Marathon PR Triathlon- 10 Races: 2 Age Group Wins 1 2nd Place Age Group 1 3rd Place Age Group Sprint PR Olympic Distance PR Half Iron PR Read More

How many triathlons did USAT All Americans do in 2012?

I was checking out USA Triathlon rankings for my age group; turns out I should make the All American (top 5% group) for the first time ever which is pretty cool. Anyway, browsing through the numbers, I noticed two things. First, an All American in my age group has 38 races! I cannot fathom that! Second, my 9 races were among the most -- only 5 out of the 91 All Americans in the 45-49 age group h... Read More

2012 Art & Science of Triathlon

The 2012 Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium is the third in the series (following 2008 and 2010) captured from two full days of material from expert coaches, scientists, and practitioners sharing the latest information and findings. The result is 18 hours of comprehensive resources on sports nutrition, run mechanics and drills, race prep, paratriathlon, cycling, yoga, ment... Read More

USA Cycling Coaching Summit Trailer

With over 12 hours of presentations from some of the cycling world's foremost authorities, this comprehensive video series is an indispensable resource no matter the level of athlete or the discipline that you coach. Learn about cutting-edge philosophies on technical skills, nutrition, strength training, BMX cycling, revenue generating and much, much more. Not a coach? No problem. What you'll lear... Read More

Endurance Films Racing Team: What is on your triathlon 'wish list' for Santa?

My list of wants and desires is more than what Santa can fit into his sleigh, but here it goes: PowerTap or some way to measure power; new Aero helmet (not a specific brand yet but I currently have the Giro 2 and I would like to upgrade); EFRT winter gear. I'd also like to re-qualify for 2014 Age Group Nationals; secure a lottery spot for the Chesapeake Bay Swim 4.4; and find a way to effectively ... Read More

Art & Science of Triathlon Video - Series Three

Recorded at USA Triathlon's 2012 Art & Science of Triathlon Coaching Symposium, this brand new third series features the best triathlon coaches in the world To comment on this video on YouTube, click here - Highlights of the best minds in triathlon today COACHES EARN UP TO 20 CEU's! Nearly 18 hours of the most cutting-edge and time-tested triathlon knowledge from some of the world's le... Read More

Virginia Triathlon Series: 2nd place female for Cort the Sport

This came in the mail last week! I finished second among women in the Virginia Triathlon Series (VTS) . I thought garnering the top master's female spot last year was pretty much the ultimate, but this past season defied expectations. I'm thankful to have raced healthy and happy (and fairly fast) all season. My goal for 2013 is simply another year of healthy and happy racing. Congratulations to ... Read More

Book Review: In the Water They Can't See You Cry, by Amanda Beard (with Rebecca Paley)

In Amanda Beard's memoir, she takes readers back to the beginning of her swimming career (as a four-year-old on her local summer team) all the way up through her last appearance at the Olympic Games in 2008. Along the way, she chronicles her many struggles: going from being the star of her summer team to the much more competitive club team; dealing with the self-image issues and physical changes t... Read More

My Road To London- Part 2

Another month has gone by and I am continuing to lean out, although it has slowed quite a bit with the holidays. I haven't been able to drop as dramatically as I did when I first started but I feel I'm still on track for my goal weight of 170 by 1/1 as I only have 4 lbs to go. I've also decided that I like my Gluten free diet and going to keep it for good. Since starting I have continuous stea... Read More
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