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Showing posts from September 28, 2014

Off season: Turning into a non-triathlete

Countdown to race Kona for me and Karel....One year and one week away!  It's been almost 4 weeks since Karel and I raced IMWI and our lifestyle has changed dramatically. If you lived a day in the life of Marni and Karel right now, you would be doing a lot of the following: No structured workouts, no workout schedule, no intense exercise, very little gym time and no alarms for workouts. Guess what... We are LOVING every day of it! This is all part of our master plan to prep for Kona 2015....we are turning into non-triathletes for 6 full weeks. Although this may seem like a long time to do absolutely no structured training, it is very needed and perhaps long over due.  I was extremely fortunate this year to have an injury-free season. Both Karel and I raced to our full potential at each of our planned races and our bodies did not disappoint us. We never experienced the slightest itch of burnout or fatigue and most of all, we loved the journey of becoming the best

Exciting news for Trimarni...Coming soon!

How true is this? To devote so much time, energy, money and effort to one goal and to finally have it pay off. What a great feeling! I realize that not every athlete has the race of his/her life all the time and sometimes we have a bad race and we just have to let it go.  But we must remember that hard work goes somewhere. It may not be immediately seen but the hard work is not without a purpose. Maybe it doesn't show on a piece of paper that the world sees but within yourself you have become a better, stronger and smarter person and athlete. We are currently working on our 2015 racing schedule which I will share with the world, as I did last  this past season.  But in the mean time, I want to share some exciting new things that will be happening with Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition for 2015.  COACHING We are really excited about our new coaching services for 2015. We will have 3 different services to offer athletes in addition to pre-built plans. Stay tuned,

Women's Fitness Summit - quick recap, beyond body image

The fitness and diet/nutrition industry (and the many books, products, foods and pills) is primarily marked toward women. There appears to be an ongoing pressure that women should achieve this ideal look or size according to the media. Although there are many mixed messages as to the image of a female, many women feel that if they do not look a certain way, she is lazy, doesn't take care of herself, ugly, fat, a failure and unhealthy. I realize that not everyone feels this way and certainly this sounds absolutely absurd to think that we (as women) would feel this enormous amount of pressure to look a certain way to improve our self-worth or to improve success....but sadly, body image is getting in the way of health, happiness, performance and quality of life.  And this is not limited to women.  It seems as though so many athletes are always looking for the next best thing. The latest and greatest, the easiest, quickest and most simple method to improve health, body compo