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Get the most out of your race day performance

Race day.  This is what you train for! So why do you often feel so  disappointed  with your race day performance(s)?  Rarely will race day provide the perfect conditions for a PR performance. It's likely that you won't feel "fresh" legs all day long. Understanding that there will be obstacles and really dark/low moments on race day, it's important to approach race day with a positive can-do attitude that race day is all about performing with your body. When was the last time you said to yourself "Body, let's see what we can do today!" with no expectations or assumptions? With a good mindset, and accepting the reality that racing will not be easy, it's important to deliver yourself to the finish line knowing that you gave your absolute best. What more can you ask for by your body?  Here are a few of my tips to help you get the most out of your race day performance so that you can feel proud of your race day performance. 

Starting a bucket list

Time on Earth is precious and short. Are you focused on experiencing all that you hope to accomplish during your lifetime?  I often find myself crossing things off my "in-my-head" bucket list but I have never taken the time to write down all that I want to do before I can no longer do them. Now that I am one year older at 35 years old, I thought that it would be a good time to make a list of all the things I've always wanted to do but haven't gotten around to them yet. Now that I am forcing myself to write things down, it's a bit more difficult than I thought it would be to write my bucket list!  A few tips for writing your own bucket list:  There are no rules. Write down what you really want to do without worry, fear or uncertainty. Write down what immediately comes into your head.  Start small and keep adding to your list. Use a  bucket list  website for inspiration.  Keep your mind open for new ideas.  Don't limit yourself to just big, sc

35 facts to celebrate my 35th Birthday!!!

I was born in Lexington, KY.  I went to a Montessori school through 3rd grade. I went to an arts school from 4th - 8th grade and "majored" in piano.  My mom grew up as an Orthodox Jew. I had a Bat Mitzvah when I turned 13. I don't practice Judaism but it's a big part of our family history. My dad converted to Judaism after he married my mom.  I played piano until I graduated from high school. I competed in many competitions and concerts and was a very accomplished pianist.  I was a very creative child/teenager. I loved to draw and express myself through my clothing and hair styles. I also enjoyed singing and dancing. When I was young, I had my hair professionally dyed blonde. I immediately hated it! Since then, I have never colored my hair.  I am a visual learner. I remember information better by seeing it versus reading it. I have 11 ear piercings and I did 3 of them by myself in high school. I got my belly button pierced when I turned 16. I had my tongue p

2017 Trimarni Greenville Skills Camp wrap-up

Well, that's a wrap! With our first Greenville skills camp behind us, we wanted to take an opportunity to share with you the highlights of the camp.  Day 1 swim skills: We met our eight campers at Furman University (Physical Activities Center - PAC) outside the building and then proceeding inside to a large classroom for a meet and greet, followed by a 90-minute discussion on swimming. We designed this skills camp to be a small, intimate and personalized camp to ensure that every camper was able to get one on one attention with lots of opportunities for questions. Swimming topics discussed included: Pool versus open water swimming  Importance of body posture, alignment and propulsion as an open water swimmer Framework of an effective swim workout Tips to improve swimming as a triathlete and common swimming mistakes by triathletes Detailed discussion of the phases of a swim stroke - catch, pull, exit, recovery How to breath when swimming Discussion of pool toys and