Read this if you want to run fast!

I recently had someone ask me “How can I run faster?”  I have found that the best way to get faster is to do a combination of speed work and tempo runs during the week.  If you are just building up your running base or getting back into running after some...

Short on Time? quick workout ideas

Here are some quick but intense workout ideas for swim, bike, and run: Only have 1 Hour to Bike? Here’s a workout that I found on triathlete.com - it’s an ITU based workout that gives you a wide variety of zones in a 1 hour bike session. Warm-up 10 minutes...

Why Trick or Tri is “The Exception”

This note is to pinpoint the many ways that Trick or Tri is the exception and not the norm when it comes to a triathlon and running event.  But before that let me give you a quick race update.  Registration is up 37.5% from last year thanks to the addition of the 70.3...

Balancing a busy life

As a busy mom with 4 kids and double-digit training hours each week - I want to give you a few ways that I keep myself organized and scheduled.  I will first state that it’s NOT always perfect and things don’t always go as planned but I feel like having a...

Setting Heart Rate Training Zones

Setting Heart Rate Training Zones The easiest way to calculate your Maximum Heart Rate is a simple paper-and-pencil calculation. Subtract your age from 220. The result is an age-predicted maximum beats per minute. Example:  20 year old athlete Maximum Heart Rate (MHR)...