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Trimarni Athlete Spotlight: Alvaro Velez - Nationally ranked swimmer turned triathlete

We are excited to announce a new feature on the Trimarni blog where we will be shining the spotlight on one of our Trimarni athletes (coaching or nutrition) every week.
We hope that you will feel inspired by our athletes but also learn a few tips and tricks to help you reach your personal athletic and nutrition goals.
Our athletes are normal individuals choosing to do exceptional things with a healthy body.



Name: Alvaro Velez
Age: 40


City/State: Greenville, SC

Primary sport: Triathlon (swim is strongest)

How many years in the sport: 9 years as a triathlete (30 years for swimming with a 7-year swim hiatus from 2000-2007)



What Trimarni services have you used:  RETUL bike fit Trimarni Ironman 20-week Training Plan (IMKY) Race day bike tune-up Educational Plan (monthly) Advance plan custom coaching (after IMKY until Cartagena 70.3) ----------------------------------------------------

Describe your athletic background and how you discovered your current sport? I was a very strong High School swimmer growi…

Stop chasing results

You are on a mission.
You want results and you are ready and willing to achieve results.
You have commitment, discipline, focus and passion.
This is the year when you are all-in to experience success.

A motivated mind and a body on a mission is the perfect recipe for health and fitness improvements.

However, if you are only focused on results, this forward-thinking, result-focused mentality forces you to believe that it's only when you achieve results that you will happy or feel more successful.

Consequently, this thinking often influences extreme choices in order to achieve quicker results, like overtraining and underfueling/undereating, as it relates to wanting the result of being a better, stronger, leaner or faster athlete.

Although S.M.A.R.T. goals are important, a result-driven mindset can fog good judgment choices.

I imagine there are many athletes who aspire to be better, leaner, faster or stronger.
But it's the obsessive focus on the end result goal that often drives…

Holiday gifts for the athlete in your life

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For some people, it's extremely easy to find the perfect holiday gift. But for athletes, gift giving may be tough because it seems as if they have everything that they need to live a healthy and active lifestyle and to succeed in sport.

You may be scratching your head right now thinking, what more could she/he possibly need?

Oh don't worry. Your athlete in your life can always find something that he/she needs.

Here are some of my ideas for the athlete in your life who you think has everything he/she needs:

Bluetooth Earphones - 
Athletes love music when training. Wireless earphones are great as you remove the cord, that often gets tangled on clothes (or other equipment). Although headphones are great for traveling, earphones are light, resilient and built for exercise.

Portable kitchen equipment - There's probably a good chance that your athlete has everything he/she needs at home in the kitchen, like a coffee pot (or espresso machine) and blender. But let'…

Chili cook-off: Lessons learned

Our local run store, Run In, hosted their first annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday afternoon. We could not pass up the opportunity to use our crock pot (and make our house smell yummy) so we entered the cook-off with our "Meat - ain't no body got time for that" chili (vegetarian).  



My only role in making this chili was soaking the bag of mixed beans/lentils over night.  Not too hard of a job! 
Karel took care of the rest as he always makes a GREAT vegetarian chili for us to yum over. As you can see from the picture above, he includes the traditional chili recipe ingredients, like peppers, onion and beans but in addition, celery root, parsnips and leeks (very European). He uses a mix of spices for flavor but the key is sauteing and cooking all the veggies on a skillet (with olive oil) first before letting the crock pot take over with the beans. Cooking the veggies on the skillet brings out a lot of flavor.  While this may not be your typical chili recipe, we absolutely l…