Family

I talk a lot about balancing life and endurance training all the time with our athletes. It is by far one of the most difficult challenges I see people struggle with on a daily basis. Sometimes I feel like I juggle things pretty well, but…

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The Ruthless Scale

The ruthless scale! Is it our friend or enemy? I suppose it depends on the day you are using it and what you did the night before. There is plenty of debate on whether you should weigh every day, once per week or not at…

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Meal Prep

Eating is something we all have to do every single day. Eating serves the purpose of providing nutrients to our body. However, many of us tend to eat as a relief for an emotional issue. We eat when we are happy, we eat when we…

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Peaking

I have always been fascinated by the human body. More specifically, what the human body is capable of doing. As I have been watching the Olympic Trials, Tour de France, and Wimbledon, it has been so inspiring to see how hard athletes train for one…

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The Athlete In All Of Us

Over the past 11 years I have coached and worked with all different levels of athletes; from beginners to advanced, and everyone in between. The one thing they have in common is they are all athletes. Some of them say to me that they are…

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Milestones

A year ago I was riding my bike on the trainer and watching Phil Keoghan’s documentary, “The Ride”, where he biked across the country on his 40th birthday. I knew then, just turning 39, that I wanted to do something really big for my 40th…

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Perseverance

To persevere, Webster’s defines this as: “to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.”   As endurance athletes we hear these words often, “persevere”, “go the extra mile,” and “keep your eye…

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Triathlon – It Is No Joke!

Sometimes even the best athletes get a little complacent. When your day in and day out routine consists of swimming, biking and running, you can become overconfident and even forget your short term goals. This seems more prevalent when training for a longer distance triathlon….

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Leap of Faith

Sometimes it takes being pushed off the cliff to make the hard, and sometimes scariest,  decisions. I had never considered starting my own business and didn’t think I had the entrepreneurial skills to be successful. However, three years ago,  the company I worked for, Lifestyle…

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Training For a Big Race

12/1/2013 So you have signed up for a big race like Gate River Run or 26.2 with Donna but not sure where to start or what kind of training plan to use? I will go over the main points that you want to think about…

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