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Course Overview: Happy Valley Ironman 70.3 – From a Coach/Athlete’s Perspective

By Coach Lindsay Zemba Leigh  As a seasoned triathlete and coach who has raced the inaugural Happy Valley Ironman 70.3 course (and is heading back this year), I can attest to the unique challenges and exciting experiences that await athletes in this iconic event. Let’s delve into the swim, bike, and run courses from my[…]

2022 Ironman Lake Placid: Trust Your Wings

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[…]

You signed up for a race. Now what?

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[…]

9 Training Tips To Nail Your Next Session

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[…]

6 Differences to Consider if You Race an Early Season Triathlon

~ 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[…]

12 Tips to Make Sure You are “A” Race Ready

“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[…]

Fueling & Hydration Series 6: Sample Fueling Configurations for Different Distances

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[…]

Fueling & Hydration Series 5: What about caffeine?

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

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