Why do you, Tri? To improve health, to relieve stress, to challenge yourself...Read MoreRead More
What is “Over Racing?” There are 52 weeks in a year. I will see triathletes or runners who are “racing” 45 weekends out of the year. This is “over racing.” As a coach, I will look at my athletes' priority races, which could be considered a...Read MoreRead More
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:
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?
For some people, the 24 hours in a day is still not enough to fit in a workout schedule. Between struggling to balance a full career with family life and possibly studies, it may seem like there is hardly any time left to exercise regularly. However,...Read MoreRead More
We are at the last part of the "Mental Training" Summer Series! I hope some of these tricks will help you get through your fall triathlon! Let me know how it went! A year ago, I had a Sports Psychologist, Lynn McDonald, come out and talk with my athletes...Read MoreRead More