Giveaway: Momentum Jewelry Bracelet

Giveaway:  Momentum Jewelry “Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless.” My word for the year is FEARLESS. I have modeled my Momentum Jewelry bracelets many times on social media; they give me a boost of motivation every time I glance down and see...

Coaching Tip: Helmet Forward

Coaching Tip:  Helmet Forward It never fails; in every race, someone wears his/her bike helmet backwards. Hopefully a referee, supporter, or other triathlete tells the athlete before s/he leaves transition and heads out onto the bike course. The helmet doesn’t...

Coaching Tip: What’s Your Mantra?

Coaching Tip:  What’s Your Mantra? We all have moments while training or in a race where we question and doubt ourselves. I will never forget during Ironman Louisville in 2013, I wondered why I was racing, why I even race at all! I was lacking motivation in the...

Coaching Tip: Bike With the Core

Coaching Tip:  Bike With the Core When I first started biking, my wrists hurt every time I got in the saddle. I couldn’t imagine how other people road for so long upright (not in an aero position), and I figured I needed to increase my upper body strength to...

Coaching Tip: 2 Swim Caps

Coaching Tip:  Wear 2 Swim Caps Triathlon is a contact sport, at least in the swim it often is. Athletes kick. Arms pound the water. People get a foot in the face or fingertips grab their toes. What happens when one of those kicks or hits lands right on your goggles...

Coaching Tip: Open Water Swim Crocodile Eyes

Coaching Tip:  Open Water Swimming With Crocodile Eyes Sighting in an open water environment is almost an art form. It doesn’t come naturally (I don’t think) and requires practice. When I first started in triathlon, I counted strokes until I would sight...

Coaching Tip: Secure Your Timing Chip

Coaching Tip:  Secure Your Timing Chip The timing chip in a triathlon race is essential! If you lose your timing chip, you won’t have a time at the end of the race. You will most likely end up with a DNF next to your name, meaning Did Not Finish. The timing chip...

Coaching Tip: Wear Socks, Where?

Coaching Tip:  Wear Socks, Where? Triathlons often start on the sandy shore of an ocean or lake, since the race starts with the swim. The ground may be rocky, grassy, sandy, and wet. Triathletes stand around in their wetsuits, waiting for the gun to go off or for...