swimming, triathlon

Swimming In The Snow

No Comments 25 March 2014

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What do you do when you have a surprise snow when you’re supposed to be doing a swim workout? Swim in the snowfall, of course! Continue Reading

interview, janet evans, olympian, swimming

Janet Evans- How To Turn A Dream Into A Goal

No Comments 29 March 2012

Janet Evans is making an incredible comeback- attempting to reach the Olympic Games in London at age 40, after taking several years off to get married and beginning raising her family.

How does Janet balancing being a wife and mom while competing professionally at the highest levels on earth?

How you turn a dream into reality, at any age?

Watch to learn answers to these questions and more!

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swimming, triathlon

Secret Tip – How to Pull in Freestyle

No Comments 24 October 2011

Secret Tip – How to Pull in Freestyle
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cycling, racing weight, swimming, triathlon

Nervously awaiting my own (time) trials

No Comments 24 May 2010

Following the guidelines of ‘Racing Weight’, I have my first time trials today and tomorrow.  The goal of the book isn’t so much to lose weight, it is to lose weight to affect performance.  When you start, you take down your body fat and weight, and do a specific distance in your particular area of racing (i.e. a time trial).  A month later, you take the same measurements, and complete the same time trials to see if being at a lower weight and body fat is positively affecting your performance.  I’ve weighed in this morning, and will be doing my 400 meter swim time trial at lunch today, and my 10 mike bike time trial tomorrow morning.

Week of April 26: Weight: 194.6. Body fat: 20.4%.
Swim time trial: 400 meters- 10:09
Bike time trial: 10 miles- 33:57

Week of May 24: Weight: 186.8. Body fat: 19.4%
Swim time trial: (today at lunch)- ???
Bike time trial: (tomorrow AM)- ???
5/25- My swim time trial result: 9:52, an improvement of 17 seconds, or 2.87%.  The bike time trial result: 32:57, an improvement of 60 seconds, or 3.03%.  It looks like in my case, dropping 1% body fat made me about 3% faster.  If I can lose my goal of 5% body fat, will that make me 15% faster?  Time will tell.

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