Inspirational spark

Need An Inspirational Spark? Read On.

For six-months I’ve been coaching a friend train for her first 70.3, an Ironman half distance triathlon. Race day is next month, and last week she seeked an inspirational spark. Something that will spank her ass, give her strength, and move her fine bad-ass all the way to the finish line. She is physically ready.  She Read more about Need An Inspirational Spark? Read On.[…]

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Need 5k Racing Tips? Read This.

People often talk about wanting to race then they say, But I don’t have time. But I don’t have support. But I don’t like to run.  But, but, but …  The one thing they don’t realize is that their “but” is literally keeping them on their butt. Been there done that. Thousands of “buts” kept me on Read more about Need 5k Racing Tips? Read This.[…]

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Strengthening a weak mindset

Hard to admit this, but … my #1 challenge when racing Ironman is strengthening a weak mindset. This post shares my #1 tool to develop a peaceful & powerful mindset. First, let me share this.  Early into training I learned Ironman requires more mental strength then physical strength. Of course it’s physical.  You must swim Read more about Strengthening a weak mindset[…]

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Review: Sport Shield

Ironman racing brings one major problem … blisters!!! I’ve trained with five different shoes, three different brands. Ran with Vaseline between the toes. Tried different socks, two socks, no socks. Read running books. Some say run on your toes. Some say don’t run on your toes. Still each race brings blisters and usually the loss of Read more about Review: Sport Shield[…]

Running in the cold

Review: C2 Base Tights

When I first started training for triathlons I was highly impressionable about fashion for I had a false sense that athletes who looked good were the best. So I spent tons of money on great looking clothes, and quickly discovered that they did nothing for my game.  In fact, many were uncomfortable with fabric that didn’t wick. Read more about Review: C2 Base Tights[…]

managing self doubt

Managing Self Doubt

How do you manage self doubt? Lately, for me it’s been difficult especially as Ironman training kicks into high gear.  Words that race through my head include: What am I doing? I feel like a failure with balancing business, training, family, friends. I’m tired with 85% of my body being sore 100% of the time. Read more about Managing Self Doubt[…]

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Be Adventurous

Moved into another training week with my nephew, Joel, asking if training included running trails.  Nope.  I’m pretty structured.  Stick with the plan and only run on the road. Then I thought, hey, let’s mix it up.  Be  adventurous.   Get out of the routine. See new sites. So Sunday I ran through Peter’s Canyon. Loved Read more about Be Adventurous[…]

Measure success

Measure Success

Beyond conquering the course and embracing the journey, Ironman offers an opportunity to have a tight body. Bring it on!!! To measure success I am tracking weight, inches, and training hours. Here are the results. Week 1 – 9 Training Hours: 95 Swim:   2,025 laps (either 25 yards or 25 meters) Ride:         420 miles Read more about Measure Success[…]

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Sunday Run

Sunday morning’s first  thought  … get that run in early before the heat, rain, and humidity hits. Out the door by 8am and instantly felt the touch of hot, sweet sweat, even while standing in the shade. Wish I kicked my butt out of bed at 5:30am. The beach called.  There it’d  be cooler than Read more about Sunday Run[…]