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Mind Games Get You Through a Workout….

Published on August 7, 2017 By Sherri

….or race!

Have you ever struggled to get through a workout? We’ve recently had a number of local athletes complete an Ironman Triathlon which consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. Can you imagine how mentally tough you need to be to get through the training to prepare you to race and complete these types of distances?! Can you imagine swimming and biking for that long and then having to start a marathon in the middle of the day?! It is physically and mentally grueling and Ironman athletes report that they have to play mind games all day to get to the finish line.

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Volunteer, and it will CHANGE YOU!

Published on June 1, 2015 By Sherri

About 25 years ago, I was dating a guy who was very involved in the sport of triathlon. I remember thinking there was no way I could ever do a triathlon because I wasn’t a strong swimmer. One weekend he was participating in a triathlon so I decided to volunteer at the event. I remember handing out water at the aid station and seeing all these people of different ages, body shapes, fitness levels, some with physical ailments and disabilities and it completely inspired me.

That’s how inspiration works – if you see someone else doing something, it makes you think “Hey, if they can do it, so can I!” 

20140720_0208-2And that was the start of my love for the sport of triathlon.  I signed up for a swimming program, got a coach and learned how to swim. I’m still not a super-fast swimmer but I can swim for a very long time without feeling like I’m going to die! I did my first triathlon shortly after and I was hooked.  That summer I immersed myself in the triathlon community and did an event every weekend! I love the energy and surrounding myself with people who are committed, disciplined, determined, focused and reaching for their best. I’m a true believer in the statement “you are who you hang with” so if you want to be inspired then surround yourself with people who are inspirational and challenging themselves. Soon you will find yourself doing the same!

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Try a Triathon – Swim, Bike, Run your way to the Triathlon Finish Line – Transitions

Published on July 17, 2014 By Sherri

DSC00767Today, we finish our Triathlon Training Series.  I hope you now feel you have the tools to conquer your first Swim/Bike/Run event and the programming guidelines and training tips to reach a personal best for you seasoned triathletes. This column will focus on transitions and race day preparations.

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Try a Triathlon – Swim, Bike, Run your way to the Triathlon Finish Line – Training Tips

Published on July 15, 2014 By Sherri

IMG_1524Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve reviewed all the ins and outs of the sport of Triathlon and provided specific training tips. So hopefully you’re now inspired to try your first Triathlon this summer and will join us for the Girlfriend & Dudes Triathlon or Duathlon on July 20th to support the Children’s Center. Today we are going to tackle some specifics of program design to help you plan your training week. 

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Try a Triathon – Swim, Bike, Run your way to the Triathlon Finish Line – Running Tips

Published on July 6, 2014 By Sherri

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Over the last 3 weeks, we’ve reviewed all the ins and outs of the sport of Triathlon and provided specific swimming and biking tips. So hopefully you’re now inspired to try your first Triathlon this summer and will join us for the Girlfriend & Dudes Triathlon or Duathlon on July 20th to support the Children’s Center.

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Try a Triathon – Swim, Bike, Run Your Way to the Triathlon Finish Line – Week 3

Published on June 30, 2014 By Sherri

Sherri Bike1Over the last 2 weeks, we’ve discussed the sport of triathlon and provided some tips for the most dreaded leg of a Triathlon, the swim.  Now that we’ve got that behind us hopefully you’ve all been inspired and realize that you can get to the finish line of a Triathlon THIS summer.  Yes, you can do it!

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Try a Tri – Swim, Bike, Run Your Way To The Triathlon Finish Line

Published on June 23, 2014 By Sherri

triweb2011Last week we discussed the various distances in the sport of Triathlon. My hope is by the end of this series, a large number of you will be inspired to try your first Tri this summer! And nothing will bring me greater joy than to know I helped you get to the finish line!

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Try A Tri – Swim, Bike, Run Your Way To The Triathlon Finish Line

Published on June 16, 2014 By Sherri

Sherri Bike1The sport of Triathlon is on the rise with three times as many races popping up across the country. The greatest increases in participation are seen in the 30+ age group as this demographic is looking for a personal challenge and a way to stay in great shape. The swim, bike, run event is cross-training at its best and offers a healthy, active and fun culture and community.

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