Why It’s Time to Prioritize Your Sleep, Triathletes

How often do we hear, “I will sleep when I am dead?” Sleep is crucial for our success, and I am not just talking about triathletes. I am saying that business owners, parents, entrepreneurs, and even kids, need their sleep. As a coach, I tell my athletes: ”Sleep MUST be a part of your routine. It is part of your recovery and your success as an athlete.”

Why? Scientific literature has shown what happens to athletes who are lacking sleep, whether it may be acute sleep deprivation or chronic sleep deprivation. The lack of adequate sleep for athletes can cause many different issues such as:

  • Both aerobic and anaerobic performance can decrease.
  • A decrease in competitive ability.
  • A decrease in their determination or their drive.
  • A decrease in intensity for their training (i.e.: Rather do a 30 min run, than interval work on the track).
  • Negativity toward various aspects of life (training, work, family, etc.).
  • A greater amount of overall fatigue.

We see above what goes on physically and mentally during a lack of adequate sleep. What is going on internally in the body with lack of sleep for an athlete?


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Fundamentals Course to Triathlon is LIVE!

It is Small Business Saturday and it is official! My “Fundamentals Course to Triathlon” is LIVE!!!

Make sure you grab this course TODAY through Cyber Monday, November 27th because the price is ONLY $99.00 (originally at $297.00). This is in Beta Mode, as I need YOUR help to clean this up and make it even BETTER!

Not sure what the Fundamentals Course to Triathlon is about? Check out my FB Live as I explain the Why behind it. I chat about how we go beyond the swim, bike and run. We chat about Strength Training and Mind Training!

I will ALSO be jumping on Instagram Live TODAY at 9:00 am CT, CoachJenRulon is my IG account!

“Fundamentals Course to Triathlon”

Thank you for those that have purchased! I promise you…you will NOT be disappointed!


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Fundamentals Course Chat on Facebook Live

I am so so excited about my “Fundamentals Course to Triathlon”  because I get to put my knowledge all in one place for you all to succeed in your own triathlon journey. I look back at my triathlon journey and it has been almost 20 years since it started. #EEEEKKK.

For example, I did my first triathlon in 1993. I got my USA Triathlon Level I certification in 2001 and have maintained it for 16 years. I did my first Ironman Triathlon in 2002. I did 3 more Ironman Triathlons. Went back to school to get my Masters in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Science. I did 9 more Ironman Triathlons, including Ironman Hawaii.

After being in this field for 20+ years, I get to share my knowledge and experience with you all. As I said in the Facebook Live chat, my goal is “To empower 10,000 triathletes to get to the finish line with a smile.”

I hope you join me and take this journey in my “Fundamentals Course to Triathlon.”

I know not everyone is on Facebook, so I wanted to share my Facebook Live and the reason why I decided to do the “Fundamentals Course to Triathlon.”

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Top Six Holiday Gifts for Triathletes

I just wanted to say Thank you so much for jumping on my website and wanting to learn more about YOUR triathlon journey and then seeing what I am doing as well! Truly my cup runneth over. With that said, I made a little infographic of for you all, so you can share it with your family, who is always looking for gifts for triathletes! Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving (in the States) and happy shopping for Black Friday! (Click the PDF to grab your copy today and get links to each photo!)

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Fundamental Course to Triathlon | Powered by Coach Jen

Over the last few months, I sent out a Google Form to my email lists, FB groups and other social media sites, to find out what triathletes needed for their OWN Triathlon success.

First of all, I would like to say THANK YOU for those that filled out the Google Form. I truly appreciate it. If you did not get a chance to fill it out, here is your opportunity.

Second of all, after seeing athletes comments and chatting with athletes, I heard this scenario quite a bit:

Me: What are you looking for in your triathlon training program?

Athlete: I don’t know. There is just so much on the web on what I should do to get ready for my “A” race. I feel very overwhelmed.

Me: Elaborate please…

Athlete: I have seen:

  • A 10 week guide to an Olympic Triathlon
  • A14 week guide to a 70.3 IM on Pinterest
  • Cookie cutter triathlon training plans
  • Ton of articles.
  • Do I Strength Train or NOT Strength Train?
  • What to eat during my race?
  • What not to eat before, during and after my race?

Me: What are you looking for?

Athlete: I am looking for accountability with a coach and other training partners. I want an idea of what I need to do in my triathlon training plan for MY race and I want to be involved with a community that understands the “craziness” of our training and racing.

A light bulb came on for me after I read the form. I LOVE coaching my 1:1 Elite Triathlete but I have realized that I can only take on a few athletes at a time due to my other aspects of my business, my own triathlon training, and of course, family time.

On November 25th, Small Business Saturday, I present to you:

“Fundamentals Course to Triathlons”

I will charge ONLY $99 (eventually $397 course) for this 6 week course. Space is limited, so you want to jump on SUPER fast!

What is the commitment?

  1. You must complete the 6 week program.
  2. You must provide feedback to me on a weekly basis (I will set up a private FB group for this).
  3. You must provide me the good, the bad and the ugly because I need feedback of what was good and what you didn’t understand.
  4. I will provide a weekly FB Live for 6 weeks (Starting Dec. 4th, skipping the week of Dec. 25th)

Please watch the video below if you are truly interested to learn more about the “Fundamentals Course to Triathlon” and how I can help you with your OWN Triathlon Journey!


Interested in learning MORE? Check out my FaceBook Live on November 20th at 7pm CT AND November 21st at Noon CT. Click HERE to sign up to ask questions and I will answer them LIVE! 

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