New Challenges…

by The Coaches on January 22, 2019

Well, we are three weeks into the NEW YEAR…Have you kept your resolutions? Did you make any? Do you need any?

These are all timely questions and good questions for triathletes. As an athlete (and coach) I like to set some challenges for the NEW YEAR. They vary from year to year depending on my mood (frankly, last year, I was not into RACING). They can be a goal race, a destination race, a “race” with friends (I am hoping for that this year…so be on the look out for some pressure from me), a far fetched goal, an idea, a plan to do something different or whacky by some individual’s standards.

2019 brought me to the “Run all streets in my town challenge”…and so far, I love it. I have lived in my town for 19 years (almost) and I can tell you that in that amount of time, I have run Park Avenue enough times to know every crack (even when the crack started and why it started), every house for sale on the street, every neighbors routines/schedules, etc…However, I have never run some of the .05 mile dead end streets that are 2 minutes away from my house!

So for now, this challenge is refreshing:) What challenge will you try? (Please, not the Bird Box challenge while driving!). Make it interesting and may it refresh/renew your interest!

Enjoy the ride…

Coach Mickey

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Bring in 2019!!!

by The Coaches on December 31, 2018

As I finished my last ride (in the RAIN again) exploring town on my crossbike…time to reflect. Time is a precious commodity that we cannot buy. Don’t take it for granted, cherish it and those you share it with♥ !!!

I look forward to 2019 and hope to spend more time with/see more of the people that make me laugh, motivate/inspire me, listen to me and make me who I am!

Let 2019 be the year of something new, something great and something to hold on to:)

Coach Mickey

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December “Advent” Challenge

by The Coaches on November 30, 2018

Tomorrow marks the beginning of December:) For many children, this marked the Advent Calendar Season. This year, Start-tri will mark December as get fit (or simply “do something” month). So the Advent surprise will be different activities every day:) Some that are Swim/Bike/Run specific and others…just 5-10 minutes of moving/raising your HR. If you are interested in joining, check in on Facebook/Twitter pages to see what the activity is and feel free to post a pic! May you have a great “ACTIVE” 31 days of December!

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Triathlete of the Month: September Spotlight-Alminda Brundyn

September 3, 2018

Triathlete of the month spotlight: Alminda Brundyn What type of sports (if any) did you compete in during HS/College? Growing up in South Africa, we did a bit of everything – I did some track and field, as well as played field hockey. In college I continued playing field hockey. When did you start in [...]

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Running Etiquette

August 28, 2018

When running on trails, paths, a track, or roads, it’s important for runners to follow a basic set of rules to keep those areas safe and enjoyable for everyone, including non-runners. Below are some basic safety and etiquette guidelines to follow if you’re running along a multi-use path, your local track or trails, or on [...]

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Group Ride Etiquette and Skills Every Cyclist Needs to Know

August 23, 2018

The following is pulled from Coach Chris Carmichael of CTS The group ride is where you learn to draft, how to ride shoulder to shoulder so you can talk without yelling, how to gauge your efforts so no one has to wait up for you, and so many other skills. Many time-crunched athletes find themselves [...]

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Etiquette in our disciplines. Part one: Swimming

August 21, 2018

Well…it is late August and I just jumped into the pool last week for an early morning session only to have the swimmer in the lane ignore me for more than 5 minutes. This (along with a few other incidents) prompted me to remind everyone about proper etiquette in the different disciplines that we practice. [...]

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7 Rules to Fuel Properly When Short on Time

July 11, 2018

Special Thanks to fellow coach DANIELA VILLEGAS Balancing triathlon training, work and family is inherently challenging, but as athletes we sometimes drop the ball on nutrition — often referred to as the “fourth discipline.” Failing to follow a good nutrition routine can severely impact your training and performance. Nutrition is crucial when it comes to [...]

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Triathlete of the month spotlight: Doug Scott

June 8, 2018

Interview with Doug Scott Sports in high school: In high school I played a variety of sports ranging from baseball, and football to swimming. In college I competed in powerlifting and Olympic style weight liting. After college I got into martial arts and practice for almost 10 years. I studied various arts including Karate, Ju-Jitsu, [...]

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Triathlete of the month spotlight: Leon Herszon

May 9, 2018

What type of sports (if any) did you compete in during HS/College? Tennis and rowing When did you start in the sport of Triathlon? In September 2012, I did the Skylands sprint race. What attracted you to the sport? I wanted to do something challenging and racing three different sports together had a great appeal. [...]

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