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2018 Trimarni Training Camps - OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A MEMORABLE, VALUABLE, EDUCATIONAL AND FUN TRAINING EXPERIENCE WITH EXPERT GUIDANCE?
 YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.



We are extremely passionate about our triathlon training camps. We take great pride in selecting beautiful venues, which are conducive to safe and effective training, while carefully planning every detail of our camp itineraries to make the most out of your entire camp experience.


Our mission is to provide our campers with an unforgettable camp experience, empowering you to stretch your athletic limits while providing you with a great amount of education and skill focus to help you become a better triathlete. When you participate in a Trimarni camp, we will give you our full attention as we want you to learn new training techniques (and break some old bad habits) to ensure that you can train effectively in your home environment, after your time at camp has concluded.

As you travel to a picturesque training location, surrounded by like-minded triathlet…

Homemade Belgian Waffles

Let's talk about waffles. YUM.

This perfectly portioned restaurant breakfast staple provides just enough nooks and crannies for your favorite sweet or savory toppings and goes great with any protein of your liking. What's not to love about waffles?

Although convenient to purchase in the frozen section of your favorite grocery store, there's an art to making good waffles.

(When I cook, I learn so much about food and it makes me appreciate what I put into my body.)

Did you know that good waffles are not made from pancake batter!?!?

Waffles are not just thick pancakes.
Pancakes are floppy, soft and spongy whereas waffles are crisp on the outside and light on the inside. Waffles contain a bit more sugar and fat compared to pancakes to ensure the perfect consistency on the outside and inside.

Knowing this fact makes me appreciate really good waffles!

Now that I have my own waffle maker, I am enjoying the art of making really good waffles.

I recently made Belgian waffles and…

EXPLORE new weather conditions

For 2018, I decided I would select a word to help define and guide my year.

I selected EXPLORE. 

I chose explore for many reasons but the original definition of "to travel in or through (an unfamiliar country or area) in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it)" really spoke to me.

Although Karel and I will be doing a lot of traveling this year and thus, a lot of exploring, I felt like the word "explore" applies to so much more in life. As an example, sometimes it's important to explore our feelings. Feelings are often at the root of why we do and think certain things. Feelings drive our thoughts, behaviors and actions.



Although we are only in the 2nd week of the New Year, I have already explored my previous feelings about cold weather. In the past, I despised training outside in cold conditions. I never complained when it was cold because I knew I would be toasty warm inside on the bike trainer or treadmill. I never tried to train outside because well…

What's your 2018 stretch goal?

Last week I encouraged the athletes on our team to verbalize and commit to a race-day stretch goal for 2018. With a week of unfavorable weather conditions, there was no better time for this activity than on January 1st.

A stretch goal is something that you can’t do right now – thus a stretch is required. By having a stretch goal, you provide yourself with an opportunity to set your focus a little beyond what you are capable of achieving with a bit of work, patience and luck. A stretch goal can energize you to work a little harder than what you would do if you didn’t have that goal (especially in less than ideal conditions). Stretch goals are reachable with effort and time but just because you don't reach them, this doesn't mean that you failed.

We all recognize the importance of having goals but a stretch goal puts a little more healthy pressure into the goal reaching process. A stretch goal can help you change behaviors that are possibly holding you back from reaching your …