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October 29, 2015 and yes, the inevitable has happened again…the season has sped by and it is now time to recover.  IM Louisville was an amazing race.  The October weather was perfect and the day turned out to be amazing.  Working this season with Natural Force Nutrition from Ben Greenfield’s blog really got me through the race.  I have nutrition issues….do not like gu, do not like bars, have a hard time with some of the endurance drinks etc.  Ben Greenfield posted a video about his products which were Natural Force and I purchased them immediately to try all during my training.  The Iskiate Endurance and the Recover Nectar were amazing.  Putting those two together with Thorne aminos did the trick for me.  I have never felt so in the moment on an Ironman event and really working with these products did it for me.  Yes, I supplemented with Rip Van Waffles, Nuun energy tablets and Stinger honey chews but I really base it all on the Natural Force products.  The race went amazing and I got a pr on a great course…did 12:13 and can’t wait to go back and see if I can break the 12 hour mark.  Will work hard now that I know the course and give it my all for 2016.

On a side note, Natural Force will be represented at the NY Tri Expo in March of 2016 at Citifield.  Visit http://nytriexpo.com/ for more information.

July 20, 2015 and it seems to happen each year….the time slips away and the blog is gone.  This year is another IM year, racing Louisville in October.  This is the first year for the October time frame for the race and I am extremely excited.  Hoping for perfect weather and a great day.  I have been in full training as well as training my athletes.  There are not enough hours in the day.  Working, training, training clients, and all the other day to day activities do not seem to fit in the 24 hour period we are allotted.  I need a 30+ hour day to make it all fit and get to breathe.  Life is good though…busy and very fulfilling.  Love what I do and love training other people. I could not ask for anything more.  August will bring Nationals once again and with the age up rule, maybe i will qualify for Team USA again. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

July 24, 2013 – Last post was in May….I have been slacking! Clients have been coming out of the woodwork and I am grateful and so very busy.  I am training some great athletes, some newbies, some looking to do a longer distance, and some looking to improve time.  This season has been great and very rewarding!  Plus I am squeezing in my own training and my regular job.  Sleep – what’s that?  lol  No, I am getting my sleep and everything else in.  It’s been tough but I am making it all work.  So blessed. This sport of triathlon has been amazing to me and for me.  It has become a way of life and I would love to share it with everyone!!  Bring it on I say!!!  New Clients – come on down!!

April 25, 2013

Wow almost May.  Where does the time go????  Have been back to training for just about a month which means its almost time to test again – test functional threshold power, test 1500 m time in pool and test 5k run time.  See if there were any improvements and if so how much.  Really working with a solid plan this season so lets see where it takes me.

APRIL 9, 2013 –

TWO weeks in to training for the 2013 race season.  So far, so good.  15 minute intervals today on the bike pushing zone 4.  Wearing my Desoto 400 mile shorts as usual – wouldn’t get on the bike without them.  Training always feel so much tougher than the races……I guess that is good in a way!!!  Swim tonight and some well deserved rest

3-27-2013

My favorite kick drill – Tombstone drill – Put the kickboard out fully extended in front to look like a tombstone and start kicking. The goal is to keep the maximum amount of the kickboard in the water you can handle. It is an excellent body awareness and balance drill while stressing the legs.

FTP  Test – check

1500m Swim test – check

Just need to do my run test and we are set to begin the season!!

February 25, 2013
A new season is upon us!  Bring it on I say.  Looking forward this year to getting back to basics – planning on racing without data!!  What a novel idea.  lol  Sometimes I feel we all get caught up in the whole “how many watts, how fast of a mile, cadence rate blah blah blah data”. So taking it back a notch and going old school.  While I am a data and techno geek, I just need to be free of all of that this season.  I’m going for it!!

Races so far for 2013 –

Mighty North Fork in July – sprint distance

Beach to Battleship in October – full distance

October 29, 2015 and yes, the inevitable has happened again…the season has sped by and it is now time to recover.  IM Louisville was an amazing race.  The October weather was perfect and the day turned out to be amazing.  Working this season with Natural Force Nutrition from Ben Greenfield’s blog really got me through the race.  I have nutrition issues….do not like gu, do not like bars, have a hard time with some of the endurance drinks etc.  Ben Greenfield posted a video about his products which were Natural Force and I purchased them immediately to try all during my training.  The Iskiate Endurance and the Recover Nectar were amazing.  Putting those two together with Thorne aminos did the trick for me.  I have never felt so in the moment on an Ironman event and really working with these products did it for me.  Yes, I supplemented with Rip Van Waffles, Nuun energy tablets and Stinger honey chews but I really base it all on the Natural Force products.  The race went amazing and I got a pr on a great course…did 12:13 and can’t wait to go back and see if I can break the 12 hour mark.  Will work hard now that I know the course and give it my all for 2016.

On a side note, Natural Force will be represented at the NY Tri Expo in March of 2016 at Citifield.  Visit http://nytriexpo.com/ for more information.

July 20, 2015 and it seems to happen each year….the time slips away and the blog is gone.  This year is another IM year, racing Louisville in October.  This is the first year for the October time frame for the race and I am extremely excited.  Hoping for perfect weather and a great day.  I have been in full training as well as training my athletes.  There are not enough hours in the day.  Working, training, training clients, and all the other day to day activities do not seem to fit in the 24 hour period we are allotted.  I need a 30+ hour day to make it all fit and get to breathe.  Life is good though…busy and very fulfilling.  Love what I do and love training other people. I could not ask for anything more.  August will bring Nationals once again and with the age up rule, maybe i will qualify for Team USA again. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

July 24, 2013 – Last post was in May….I have been slacking! Clients have been coming out of the woodwork and I am grateful and so very busy.  I am training some great athletes, some newbies, some looking to do a longer distance, and some looking to improve time.  This season has been great and very rewarding!  Plus I am squeezing in my own training and my regular job.  Sleep – what’s that?  lol  No, I am getting my sleep and everything else in.  It’s been tough but I am making it all work.  So blessed. This sport of triathlon has been amazing to me and for me.  It has become a way of life and I would love to share it with everyone!!  Bring it on I say!!!  New Clients – come on down!!

April 25, 2013

Wow almost May.  Where does the time go????  Have been back to training for just about a month which means its almost time to test again – test functional threshold power, test 1500 m time in pool and test 5k run time.  See if there were any improvements and if so how much.  Really working with a solid plan this season so lets see where it takes me.

APRIL 9, 2013 –

TWO weeks in to training for the 2013 race season.  So far, so good.  15 minute intervals today on the bike pushing zone 4.  Wearing my Desoto 400 mile shorts as usual – wouldn’t get on the bike without them.  Training always feel so much tougher than the races……I guess that is good in a way!!!  Swim tonight and some well deserved rest

3-27-2013

My favorite kick drill – Tombstone drill – Put the kickboard out fully extended in front to look like a tombstone and start kicking. The goal is to keep the maximum amount of the kickboard in the water you can handle. It is an excellent body awareness and balance drill while stressing the legs.

FTP  Test – check

1500m Swim test – check

Just need to do my run test and we are set to begin the season!!

February 25, 2013
A new season is upon us!  Bring it on I say.  Looking forward this year to getting back to basics – planning on racing without data!!  What a novel idea.  lol  Sometimes I feel we all get caught up in the whole “how many watts, how fast of a mile, cadence rate blah blah blah data”. So taking it back a notch and going old school.  While I am a data and techno geek, I just need to be free of all of that this season.  I’m going for it!!

Races so far for 2013 –

Mighty North Fork in July – sprint distance

Beach to Battleship in October – full distance