Athlete’s Guide to Successful Meal Preparation

By Katie Rhodes | July 01, 2019, 4 p.m. (ET) Overthinking is an all too often occurrence for most of us, and when it comes to preparing meals for the week it can shift into overdrive. Hey, I am guilty of it too and for good reason. Some barriers that make meal planning daunting include… Continue reading Athlete’s Guide to Successful Meal Preparation

Swim School: How to Release the Air in your Lungs While Swimming

By Gary Hall Sr. | July 02, 2019, 12 p.m. (ET) When our lungs are filled with air while swimming, we are suspended in the water. In other words, we weigh zero. When we completely exhale all the air, even with some residual air in our lungs, our total body weight is around 8-9 pounds… Continue reading Swim School: How to Release the Air in your Lungs While Swimming

What is the Best Choice of Milk for Athletes?

By Lisi Bratcher | July 09, 2019, 4:13 p.m. (ET) Cashew, rice, almond, soy, oat, unsweetened, 1%, lactose-free — the milk shelves at the supermarket are lined with a variety of options. You might have wondered which one is the best choice to boost your fitness. Discover how fueling with plant-based, lactose-free or regular skim… Continue reading What is the Best Choice of Milk for Athletes?

Using Pre-Performance Routines for Success

By Seth Rose | July 16, 2019, 2:30 p.m. (ET) It’s race morning and you are scrambling around trying to grab all your gear for the big dance. You know how it goes. Your mind is racing. You are constantly checking the time, either worrying that you will be late to transition or worrying that… Continue reading Using Pre-Performance Routines for Success

Learn How to Crush Your ‘A’ Race This Season

By Ross Hartley | July 23, 2019, 2 p.m. (ET) Happy summer! As you progress both through your purposeful training and calculated race calendar, I invite you to keep several ideas in mind for the rest of the season. You first began this season by (hopefully) setting goals. I am a big proponent of deliberate… Continue reading Learn How to Crush Your ‘A’ Race This Season

Motivational Quotes

1.  ‘First week you feel good, the second week you lose strength. Third week, ****ed’ – Per Pedersen, on the Tour de France 2. Training is like fighting with a Gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the Gorilla is tired. -Greg Henderson Team Sky 3. “To prepare for a race there is nothing better… Continue reading Motivational Quotes

You Are An Athlete

athlete noun ath·lete \ˈath-ˌlēt, ÷ˈa-thə-ˌlēt\ Popularity: Top 30% of words Simple Definition of athlete : a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength   I have seen questions like this on different social media posts, Am I an athlete? Or How do you define… Continue reading You Are An Athlete

19 – 25 September Training Summary

Yesterday, I realized that I had not ridden my bike all week. I logged zero miles this week. I went back in my training log to see when this had happened last, and it hadn’t happened since the middle of February, and it was because I was sick. This week and last week were low… Continue reading 19 – 25 September Training Summary

Cedar Point Full Triathlon Relay (Bike Leg) – 11 Sept 2016

On Saturday, September 10th, I rode up to Cedar Point with Kevin Petty, after we watched my son run in the largest cross country meet in the country (a different blog on that later). It was an uneventful ride up to the race expo. The skies were getting dark as we approached Sandusky, and the… Continue reading Cedar Point Full Triathlon Relay (Bike Leg) – 11 Sept 2016