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Month: March 2017

Do I need a Triathlon Coach?

Do I need a Triathlon Coach?

It’s been 3 months into the new year and athletes have had a chance to assess their goals and where they stand at.In a lot of Facebook groups that I am part of, there is plenty of discussion about coaching –  do I need a triathlon coach, is a coach worth it, when to hire one, recommendations for a coach, etc.  The world of figuring out coaches and finding a coach can be overwhelming and confusing (unless you are someone…

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Weekly Training Recap – Of Nerds and Bikes

Weekly Training Recap – Of Nerds and Bikes

After the high of my half marathon with The Kyle Pease Foundation last weekend, I was very upset to find that my whole body rebelled and was incredibly sore and tight in every place imaginable.  I took Monday and Tuesday off with just walking and tried to get on the treadmill on Wednesday. After 30 seconds, I stopped in pain. My right adductor/hipflexor was beyond hurting. The weird thing was that I was ok while walking, doing squats and other leg…

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Publix Georgia Half Marathon with The Kyle Pease Foundation

Publix Georgia Half Marathon with The Kyle Pease Foundation

“The purpose of the Kyle Pease Foundation (KPF) is to create awareness and raise funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports.” – The Kyle Pease Foundation Like many athletes in the Atlanta area, I was aware of the work that The Kyle Pease Foundation was doing. But other than contributing to their fundraising efforts, I had never been involved personally. Until earlier in January, when Tina messaged me asking…

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Charles Harris 10K with The Kyle Pease Foundation

Charles Harris 10K with The Kyle Pease Foundation

I had another opportunity to run with  The Kyle Pease Foundation at the Charles Harris 10k this past weekend. My athlete was Lizzie, who loves going fast! Oh oh, fast and me don’t go along together but we were going to have a grand time!         Charles Harris 10k is advertised as a fast course for the Peachtree Road Race qualifier. And Brent had said that it was an easy course with gentle rolls. And honestly, I’ve been training well and…

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What to look for in a coach

What to look for in a coach

It’s been 6 weeks into the new year and athletes have had a chance to assess their goals and where they stand at. If they find that they are not where they want to be, or if they have a challenging goal, athletes turn to a coach to help them get to their goals. The world of finding a coach can be overwhelming and confusing. I went through this 3 years ago and wish that I never have to go through…

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February Spotlight – Meet Miss. FauxRunner

February Spotlight – Meet Miss. FauxRunner

Last week was Miss. FauxRunner’s 11th birthday and as all parents do, I reflected back on the girl she had become and all the changes in her this past year. Since one of the biggest leaps she had was as an athlete, I wanted to be proud mom and showcase her. She was tickled when I “interviewed” her and hoped that someday someone famous would interview her!!  2 years ago, Miss. FauxRunner was not a happy runner. She flat out didn’t…

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