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2019 Trimarni Coaching - APPLY NOW

It's that time of the year again. I can't believe that we are about to jump into the month of October. Where did the summer go? With the majority of triathletes nearing their off-season in the next 4-6 weeks, there's a good chance that you are thinking about your next-season goals and how you can train better, smarter or harder in 2019. With the end of one season comes the beginning of another season. With that being said, we look forward to continuing to work with our returning Trimarni athletes and welcoming new endurance triathletes to our coaching team. While we have limited availability for accepting new athletes, we look forward to receiving your application. APPLY HERE Application will close on October 12th.  Coach - Athlete Relationship Your coach plays a significant role in your athletic journey. When I was in High School, I had one swim coach for four years. Then in college, I had another swim coach (one for my Freshman year before

My Book Sneak Peak - Creating Your Food Plan

As I wrote this book on sports nutrition, my goal was to give you scientific and real-world based nutrition advice and strategies to help you optimize your performance. But with every tip, guideline and suggestion, there are no extreme practices or restrictive measures. While it was important to me to provide you with appropriate advice, I also wanted the book to be easy to read and to apply. Many athletes struggle with healthy eating and proper fueling and I feel confident that my book will make it easier to eat, fuel and hydrate as you work hard for your fitness and sport goals. This book is not a quick-fix book or one with lots of rules and confusing guidelines. Sure, rules take away the guessing for how to eat "right" but these strategies often ignore long-term health and performance consequences. Regardless of your fitness level, sport or dietary choices, my all-inclusive approach in this book will give you practical strategies to enhance sports performance without

IM Chattanooga '18 reflection/interview

Wow. Has it really been a year since Ironman Chattanooga ? As a little recap, my entire 2017 season was dedicated to qualifying and then racing the 2017 IM 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga. However, on race day day morning, just after 4am I found myself on the kitchen floor, with a smashed and bruised face and bloody lip due to fainting soon after getting out of bed.  You can read more here.  Racing an Ironman in 2017 was not on my season plan as I spent the season focusing on the half Ironman distance. But after my incident at Worlds, I knew that I couldn't finish my season on such a low moment. Thus, Ironman Chattanooga will go down as one of my most memorable Ironman races, for so many reasons. First off, Karel and I shared the course with 14 of our Trimarni athletes and we watched every one of them cross the finish line. It was incredibly special to be there with so many Trimarnis (and to even have a few of our athletes attending just to cheer). Secondly, Kare

IM 70.3 Augusta '18 - race report

It seems like every year we are celebrating Karel's birthday at a race venue. I guess September 22nd is a popular time of the year for triathlon racing. This birthday was extra special for Karel as it was the first time in 18 years that his mom could celebrate with Karel. Although we didn't do anything special for his birthday, we did what we love to do - swim/bike/run (well one of us more than the other). Happy 42nd Birthday Karel! 🎈 Although Karel is getting older, he doesn't seem to be slowing down. While he expects that soon the time will come when PR's will become a thing of the past, I contribute his continued improvements to not changing the winning formula. In other words, ever since Karel started triathlon training and racing in 2012, he's never been one to change his methods. Sure, the training changes and he is constantly evolving based on life, his fitness and health but he's never been one to be on the hunt for the next best thing - traini