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Triathletes Need Community Too


Triathletes Need Community Too by Coach Sarah Portella It’s 5:59 a.m. and it’s dark and chilly. Several cars are parked in the parking lot with the engines still running, the inhabitants waiting until the very last seconds to leave the warmth their car heaters are providing. Their clocks flip to 6 a.m. and car doors … Continued

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Triathlon Pyramid Brick Session


Triathlon Brick Session by Coach Sarah Portella With race season in full swing, race intensity sessions can help dial in your training and get you comfortable for race day efforts. I wanted to share a brick session that I like to use for my athletes training for sprint and Olympic distance triathlon.  While it is … Continued

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Banana Snack Cake


Banana Snack Cake Recipe by Coach Sarah Portella   Every now and then I get a craving for banana bread. As a child my mom made banana bread A LOT. It always smelled so good as it was baking…and then I had to wait until it cooled before I could have a slice. Torture! One … Continued

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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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