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A whole new rider!

Yes...that was me just 2 years ago at my first triathlon. Oddly enough, I was loving it! I did wonder why my bike didn't look like everyone else's though :( This current post is a MAJOR eye-opener that anyone can make dramatic improvements with their training. Even though I was a college swimmer, I can't tell you all the improvements that I have made with my bike and run training during this past year. I can remember a little under 2 years ago when I was falling over on my bike cause of those stupid clip pedals and silly aerobars. Ok-stop the laughing at the picture already! :)
Last night I had one of my BEST rides to date. It was with the gearlink group in Landsbrook (6:30 pm), which is always a FAST ride. 2 loops warmup (a loop is around 3 miles) and 5 laps FAST! The first fast loop was around 25 mph and then you try to hold on at 28 mph for the rest of the laps. For most of the guys on the team, this ride is only tough if you can win the sprint at the end of the 5th loo…

Virgina Tech

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families, friends and loved ones of the Virgina Tech Students. Please remember to enjoy everyday like it is your last, always treat people with love and kindess and enjoy every moment for what it is worth.

Virgina Tech

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families, friends and loved ones of the Virgina Tech Students. Please remember to enjoy everyday like it is your last, always treat people with love and kindess and enjoy every moment for what it is worth.

Shooting

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families, friends and loved ones of the Virgina Tech Students. Please remember to enjoy everyday like it is your last, always treat people with love and kindess and enjoy every moment for what it is worth.

Shooting

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families, friends and loved ones of the Virgina Tech Students. Please remember to enjoy everyday like it is your last, always treat people with love and kindess and enjoy every moment for what it is worth.

Shooting...

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families, friends and loved ones of the Virgina Tech Students. Please remember to enjoy everyday like it is your last, always treat people with love and kindess and enjoy every moment for what it is worth.

This is great!

Everything is going well right now. Training is great and I can tell big improvements in the pool and on my bike. Started running outside now, instead of the treadmill, and I am falling in love with running again. OK-enough of the fast stuff already! I Just want to swim, bike and run for long hours...and no more of this anaerobic stuff!! Errr...oh well, I guess it is necessary to make me faster. I just want to train Ironman specific but of course it is too early to start. Plenty of time!
April is a busy month for me. With "my business" really starting to grow and getting more and more clients for nutrition consultations, I am absolutely loving helping people. Luckily, I have had GREAT success with the people who I have helped and I'm looking forward to helping more people in the triathlon community. Coaching is going well and Sarah did her first long ride today as I pulled her for over 30 miles. GO sarah..I'm really excited to see her at Ironman 70.3 Florida!
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Great Genetics!

This post will be short due to a lot of deadlines for the USAT Florida region. I want to give a special thanks to my parents for all their support. All my life, I have had my number one fans at almost all my races and meets. Dividing the time between my brother's gymnastics and my LONG weekend swim meets, was very time consuming for my parents and VERY Costly. From hotels to dinners to equipment, my parents always helped my brother and I out in our sports. Being a swimmer all my life, suits are expensive and you go through them fast! When I graduated college, my parents were a little excited that they didn't have to sit through swim meets anymore and then next couple of years could be a bit more relaxing. Well, that is far from the truth! My brother went to University of Michigan on a full Gymnastics scholarship, while studying Business. As he approaches his last meet of his life, my parents have traveled to every one of his meets this year. Not just the big ones like in the y…