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Showing posts from January 29, 2017

Remember why you started

This May will be 11 years since I participated in my first endurance triathlete event. Way back in May 2006, I raced Ironman Florida 70.3 in Disney. Who would have known that just a few weeks later, I would meet Karel (set up by friends) and we would start dating.  I think back to when I started training and racing in endurance triathlons and the first thing that comes to mind is how much fun I had when I started.  And now, 11 years later, I am still in love with the sport of triathlon. And the best part, I now get to share it with my cat 1 cyclist turned triathlete, boyfriend, turned fiance, turned husband alongside out team of Trimarni athletes and all of the friends that I have met along the decade plus of triathlon training and racing.     The past 11 years haven't been easy. There have been many obstacles in my way along with setbacks, busy schedules and compromises. Whereas it's easy to assume that success can keep an athlete in his/her sport

4 tips to improve your running fitness

  6 minutes or 14 minutes. It doesn't matter how long it takes you to cover a mile, a mile is still a mile. For all fitness levels, running is a great sport to challenge your mind and body. But even better, running does not require a gym membership, it's fairly inexpensive and you can do it almost anywhere (and anytime) and it comes with a list of benefits including body composition changes, fitness gains, stress relief and self-confidence. While running can provide you with a great endorphin-rush, making you feel like you are capable of tackling everything on your to-do list after you finish a run workout, running does come with a few downfalls. Running is very corrosive on the body and in order to reduce the risk for injuries and health issues, longevity in the sport of running requires a careful balance of consistent training, good economy, proper recovery, excellent nutrition and listening to the body.  Running is rather hard on the body and not every hu

Athlete spotlight: Winston David - A professional cyclist who refuses to give up

  Name : Winston David Age:  29 City/State: Greenville, SC Primary sport : Cycling How many years in the sport: 15 years What Trimarni services have you used: RETUL fit ----------------------------------------------------------------- Describe your athletic background and how you discovered your current sport? I saw the Tour de France in 2002 and thought it looked cool. I did my first race, Cyclefest in West Palm Beach, at the end of 2002 and was hooked. Here is the story of my career. It is a long one because I have kept at it for a while and I refused to stop for some pretty bad setbacks. I began cycling at 14 years old back in 2002. As a junior racer I was moderately successful. At the end of the 2006 season I had a string of wins in some regional pro 1, 2 races. At one of the races I won, The Buckhead Grand Prix, the entire Aerospace Engineering Group- Toshiba- JetNetwork Professional Cycling Team was present. After that race I talke

Weekend training recap: Miles covered and food consumed

On Friday morning, I got in a light strength session, followed by a 25 minute EZ treadmill run before heading to the airport to pick up Trimarni athlete Stephanie, from Tampa, who was in town for a quick 48 hours for a RETUL fit by Karel. I was really looking forward to spending some time with Stephanie, especially since she loves food and swimming, like me! It doesn't take much persuading to gather together a group of Trimarnis for a group ride but I promised the Greenville Trimarnis that I would make banana bread to enjoy with smoothies, for after our group ride on Saturday. I knew if I made the bread on Thursday, there would be a great chance that it would not make it to Saturday (and instead, it would end up in my belly). Instead, on Thursday evening, I made a delicious loaf of ginger molasses bread, which was perfect for breakfast on Friday morning. Ginger Molasses Quick Bread Pg. 182 from Run Fast Eat Slow Ingredients 1 1/2 cup dark rye flour,

2017 Trimarni kit design - the big reveal!!!

We are so excited to be partnering with Canari clothing for the 4th year in a row. We absolutely love working with Canari and we must say that their clothing is extremely functional, breathable and light.  Canari provides custom clothing, which is one of the main reasons why we love this company. The design team knows how to take our vision and turn it into a top notch, stand-out design. Also, Canari has gone the extra mile for us in making one-of-a-kind clothing specifically for our Trimarni kit items. Karel is extremely particular with the type of material, cut, location of pockets and fit for every article of Canari clothing that we have in our Trimarni store so he works closely with  the Canari team by telling them exactly what he wants in our clothing and they piece together his needs for the perfect kit items for us and our athletes. Without exaggerating, our Canari kit items are truly custom made!  We could not be more thrilled with the 2017 Trimarni kit design, a