If you haven't already, this is a great time to look at what you’ve accomplished and to start planning for 2015.
Most swimming improvements happen in the pool with a focus on technique and building aerobic fitness, but don't ignore the need for open water familiarization. Here are three tips to reduce anxiety.
I had set my eyes on the Naperville all women's sprint triathlon four years ago and I trained with a beginner's training program from beginnertriathlete.com for four months for the 750k swim, 14 mile bike, and 5k run. Cut to a week before the race, and I get the biggest news of my life...I'm pregnant! Although obviousl[...]
Go to the bar or go to the workout? It all started late last summer, I was looking back at what my life had become over the past few years. I figured out that I was one of the citie's biggest bar-stars, going out 4-6 nights a week, somehow staying out until 2am and getting up in the morning, going to work, [...]
The Distance: 600 meter swim. 18 mile bike. A 5k run. The race, Iron Girl Syracuse. Experience...amazing.The day before. Starting out calm, but feeling my nerves increase like the tide coming in. My sister-in-law, God bless her, drove up with her youngest (15 years old) to chee[...]
By Phil DarleyWhat could make a Father prouder than his 15-year-old daughter agreeing to participate with Dad in a local YMCA-sponsored Sprint Triathlon? Having it held on Father’s Day Weekend, of course!In the fall of 2012 I made the decision to train for my first Sprint Tri. I got pumped up as I read seve[...]
Three years ago, Jessica Melendez-Carrillo never imagined she would one day be considered an athlete. Now, after six triathlons, several 5Ks, and a half marathon, her story of determination and perseverance has inspired women across the border region to push themselves further than they ever thought possible. Her [...]