Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated

The rule of thumb for runs over an hour is 4 to 6 ounces every  20 minutes of exercise.  If running longer than 90 minutes, you should also include a sport drink like Gatorade to replenish sodium and electrolytes.  For people who have sensitive stomachs it helps to drink smaller quantities more frequently - like [...]

By | 2016-04-27T20:39:39+00:00 June 18th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

Hills Make You Stronger

We all know the value of running hills. We may hate. We may curse them. But we know hills will make you a stronger, fitter, faster runner. From my house there is no way to avoid hills. Going out or coming back, either way I’m going to have to go uphill at one point. One [...]

By | 2017-06-19T08:25:35+00:00 April 28th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

The Benefits of Training Partners

Most people that know me see me as a highly motivated, self-starter who leads group runs and encourages others.  However, even the most highly motivated individuals can use some encouragement themselves now and then.  That would be me right now.  I’m seven weeks into a 16 week marathon training program and have been sick with [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 March 17th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

How to Better Next Year’s Race Performance

So you trained hard for sixteen weeks; followed a training plan at least 80%; had a couple really good training weeks; and felt pretty dang confident on race day.  If you’re like me you have a finish time goal that you’ll be happy with, one that you share with your training buddies and Facebook friends, [...]

By | 2016-04-27T20:40:23+00:00 February 9th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

29 Items for Triathlon – Gear Checklist

The week leading up to the race I start writing down every piece of gear I will need during race day, from setting up in transition to dry clothes once the race is complete. This, of course, is based on my own personal needs and training; your list will vary, however this will give you [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments

How to cut minutes off your triathlon time

Many people take transition for granted, spending wasted time refueling or resting when in reality, the quicker you can get through transition, the better finish time you'll have. Period.  Many people train harder to run or bike faster when for no extra effort you could cut two minutes off your finish time simply by getting [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 January 16th, 2014|My Training Journey, Tips for Training|0 Comments