One way I help my athletes gain control of their mindset and ease their race morning jitters is to encourage them to listen to affirmations. This can be done in the car, before bed, waiting in line to pick up kids, or alone in a quiet setting. This doesn’t have to take up a lot of time, but choosing 3 or 4 mantras or affirmations can go a long way to helping an athlete stay calm and focused for their event. I personally listen to affirmations that I downloaded from iTunes. U
Have you ever had a crappy workout and you just don't know why? Have you ever felt like you were working way too hard during your workout and just not feeling the love? Have you ever gone to the gym to lift weights and the 10 pound weight felt like 20? Got it!. Been there! I've been a trainer since 2009 and a group fitness instructor since 2007. I've worked with MANY people to include athletes, marathoners, triathletes, cross fitters, etc. I also work with a lot of students f
So many athletes ask me how to get stronger and faster on the bike. I always tell them that they have to change the way they do things. Every ride must have a purpose. Lots and lots of miles will make you a great endurance cyclist, but to become stronger and to be able to climb hills faster, you need to do workouts that build leg strength. This can come in the form of strength training for the bike, (check out my YouTube channel for tons of strength training for triathlon),
In the winter months it is often not doable or desirable to swim outside in the open water. If you have an upcoming open water swim in the next few months the good news is that you can actually acquire many of your open water skills in the comfort of the pool. Here are a few ways you can turn your indoor pool into a great practice venue for the open water: 1. Practice the start that mimics the race. If your race is an in water start, practice gaining momentum with no push fr
Are you contemplating your first Ironman or 70.3 and you're not sure how to get started? Are you an experienced Age Grouper who wants a podium finish this season? Are you an triathlon newbie wanting structure and good insight from a coach? Are you heading to a World Championship and want to represent the United States well? Do you want ACCOUNTABILITY for your workouts and a well thought out structured program? Are you driven, motivated, and hungry for excellence in triathlon?