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Court Your Sport: Using the love of your sport for motivation


Court Your Sport: Using the love of your sport for motivation by Colleen Sager, M.S., Sport Psychology Consultant Have you ever noticed that being a competitive athlete is much like being in a romantic relationship?  Both require commitment; a willingness to work on the problems that inevitably will arise, and when everything is going smooth, … Continued

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New Runner’s: A Guide to Running on the Road


New Runner’s: A Guide to Running on the Road by Coach Sarah Portella Hello friends! Today I wanted to talk basics. For a lot of you, you know the do’s and don’ts to running on the roads. But with the COVID crisis continuing, I have noticed A LOT more folks out there taking up running … Continued

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Quarantine Sucks….but it doesn’t have to!


Quarantine Sucks….but it doesn’t have to! By Colleen Sager, M.S., Sport Psychology Consultant   For many of us, we have been in some version of quarantine for the past few weeks. No doubt this has caused a roller coaster of emotions for all of us.  So far, we don’t know how long these quarantine phases … Continued

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My race has been cancelled… Now What?


My race has been cancelled… Now What? by Colleen Sager, M.S., Sport Psychology Consultant   As many of us try our best to navigate through the daily challenges faced with COVID-19 restrictions, including the cancellation of our favorite past time, watching and training for sports – now is a good time to revisit your training/racing … Continued

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Creating a Strength Training Program for Triathlon Success


Creating a Strength Training Program for Triathlon Success by Coach Sarah Portella Most of my athletes have a love-hate relationship with the gym. They want to get stronger for their respective sports, but between work, family and their in-sport training load they have a hard time wanting to carve out a couple of hours for … Continued

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Conquering the Open Water Swim


Conquering the Open Water Swim by Coach Sarah Portella One hundred meters into the race it happens. You panic. Every single technique you practiced goes right out the window. It is as if you’ve never been to the pool in your life, never mind swim countless yards in preparation. An unwelcome thought that you might … Continued

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The Transition Period


The Transition Period by Coach Sarah Portella For some of us triathletes, the end of May means that many of us have raced our first big events of the season. We have trained for months building up to this event and suddenly it is over, and memories are all that remain. The Training Peaks schedule … Continued

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Impulsive Decisions Before Race Day


Impulsive Decisions Before Race Day by Coach Scott Bennefield I regularly remind my athletes regarding what it means to be race ready. One basic component is: don’t do anything just prior to or on race day that has not been part of your routine or you have not practiced. This does not mean inflexibility, but … Continued

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Running Efficiency and Speed


Running Efficiency and Speed by Coach Robert Haviland So you want to run a bit faster, or maybe you want to run a lot faster. Where to begin. First it may help to understand that two factors determine your speed: 1) stride rate (the frequency of your stride, or how often you take a stride) … Continued

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