Friday Five: 5 Things I Love About Recovery

Many athletes dread their days off. Tapers and rest weeks make them cranky and don’t even get me started on forced rest due to injury. What we’re forgetting when we complain is this magical formula: Training = Workout + Recovery. Recovery is an important part of training particularly for endurance athletes and it’s something I have learned […]

My First Half Marathon: Half Marathon of the Palm Beaches

With the start of a new Team In Training season just around the corner, I dedicate this Throwback Thursday to my first half marathon! I can’t believe it’s been 8.5 years since I ran my first half marathon! Looking at the pictures brings back so many memories and emotions. Racing, and the entire journey up to the […]

12 Long Run Essentials

Going out on a short run is easy. Throw on your running clothes and shoes, slap on the Road ID, the heart rate monitor and decide whether it will be a quiet or rock ‘n roll run. The long run…that takes a little more planning. As I start picking up my mileage (last weekend we […]

Easy Meals for Busy Athletes: Creamy Lemon Zucchini Pasta

On Saturday I posted a bike milestone. Today I have 3 more reasons to celebrate! First, I managed a 1:39/100 meter in the pool! Nothing like drafting off Pablo and being chased by a guy in a white swim cap to speed you up. Even without Pablo’s draft, I managed a 1:49! As someone who used […]

Ironman Training: Week 8 Pains & Gains

As we wrap up week 8 of ironman training, I’m happy to report that I have reached a milestone: I biked 56 miles! And not just flat miles, there were hills and my legs were in some major pain! The ride was part of the DC Tri Club’s Annual Brick-Nic, which is a Brick followed by a Picnic. […]