By Coach Maria Simone “A bird sitting in a tree never worries if the branch will break. Her trust is not on the branch, but on her own wings.” ~anon. I shared this quote with the athletes at the start of our 2022 Lake Placid Training Camp, and again at our Ironman Lake Placid pre-race[…]
By Coach Maria Simone You pause for a moment as the anticipation builds. You click “register.” Just like that: your journey to race day begins! So, um, what happens now? This article helps you answer this question, by outlining the initial steps to your race day success. Set Goals. Your success begins with a vision[…]
We’ve all been there: a workout goes off the rails. In some cases, a rough training session can be avoided if we take some time prepare the “little details” of execution. Here are 9 training tips to nail your next session. 1️⃣ Prepare your fuel and hydration the night before. Consider the full duration of[…]
~ by Coach Lindsay Leigh During the 2019 season, I raced at Ironman Texas, which took place at the end of April. I’m not alone – there are more and more triathletes getting their season started earlier by traveling to warmer locations. For anyone living in the northern part of the world, the weather is[…]
Every race brings challenges that we must work through if we are to endure. Coach Lindsay gives her Ironman Texas Race Report to tell her tale of endurance!
While the end of a workout may sometimes seem unimportant, it really sets us up to recover properly, both mentally and physically, so we can have a quality workout the next day.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~Benjamin Franklin As your key “A” race of the season draws closer, are you taking all the steps – big and small – to make sure you are setting yourself up for success? While not all things can be anticipated and prepared for, there are[…]
This is our 6th video in our series of fueling and hydration tips for triathlon and running. Coach Maria reviews sample fueling configurations for different distances – from short course to longer endurance events. She reviews: Sprint through Double Ironman fueling Adapting calorie intake for the bike versus the run Sample products and types of[…]
In the 5th installment of our video series on fueling and hydration for endurance sport, Coach Maria offers tips and tricks for using caffeine as part of your fueling plan. She reviews: Duration of the race and caffeine use Practicing with caffeine to determine tolerance and impact Sources for caffeine intake Tips for using cola
In this fourth video of our fueling & hydration series, Coach Maria offers insights for your fluid and electrolyte intake. She covers: using a sweat test to determine your sweat loss, which can help you identify fluid & electrolyte needs (Note: your goal isn’t 100% replenishment!) understanding how weather impacts hydration needs tallying your total[…]