2017…A Great year?

January 2, 2017

Well, we have turned the page of our calendars…Now, we see 2017! What have you planned, if anything? As “TRIATHLETE” humans, we are goal oriented and therefore we are always seeking to “put something on the calendar”. As an athlete and tri coach, I have put a few on the calendar. Some are for my [...]

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Accountability in 2017

December 15, 2016

accountability [uh-koun-tuh-bil-i-tee]  noun 1- the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable. As triathletes are often type A personalities or self starters, at times, they need accountability. That “accountability” can take many forms. For some, it can be performance in a race, for some it can be answering to a coach or training partners and yet for others it can be answering [...]

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Sad News…

October 30, 2016

This earth lost a special man, loving father, husband and triathlete this week. My friend, training partner and beloved supporter Bernie Garruppo passed away on Tuesday. It is with great sorrow that I write this knowing that he won’t be in the pool to push me, on the bike to accompany and challenge me or [...]

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Mid Season Report

July 28, 2016

End of July feels like the “Dog Days of Summer” this year in the Mid-Atlantic. Start-tri is just back from (a little bit cooler) Lake Placid where many triathletes competed in the now iconic 18th annual Ironman Lake Placid. This year the race presented itself with no rain, but a blazing sun that did not [...]

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Summer almost here…

June 16, 2016

Action is heating up (and so is the weather) for Start-tri athletes this weekend…Tom Whelan will be hitting the Atlantic as he takes on the Asbury Park ice breaker swim. Traveling to Staten Island to race the classic Flat as a Pancake Triathlon will be Steve Grimes, Mike Grussgott, Coach Mickey Cassu, Coach Kristin Cacicedo [...]

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How Breathing Affects Your Swimming Efficiency and Mechanics

March 23, 2016

BY BRYAN MINEO | Fellow Swim Mechanics Coach (info below) How are you breathing? Do you notice that you tend to hold your breath during stressful moments? Does your breathing become shallow or rapid when overwhelmed at work or school? Few of us give much thought to breathing. We breathe 10 million times per year! [...]

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Lake Placid Training Weekend Workshop June 9-June 12, 2016

January 28, 2016

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE: A focused and fun to intense weekend of pre-season training and informative presentations to prepare triathletes for successful racing in 2016 @ IMLP or other venues. Schedule is adaptable to individual needs. PRESENTERS /TRAINING GROUP LEADERS: Mickey Cassu and guests. USAT certified coach and multiple IMUSA finishes. WHERE:Training and activities will take place [...]

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Why Triathletes Should Go Trail Running

January 9, 2016

Hit the trails! Try trail running for better balance, power and fun Republished with permission of VeloPress from “Trailhead: The Dirt on All Things Trail Running” by Lisa Jhung with illustrations by Charlie Layton. For more, visit velopress.com/trail. Why: Your Body Running on trails does a body good. Thanks to varied terrain and softer natural [...]

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Fundamentals of Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

December 20, 2015

Good Points by fellow USAT coach TONY ZAMORA With the cooler and shorter days among us, now is the perfect time to head indoors and focus on strength training. Triathletes live busy schedules and have to find the time to train for three sports. Adding in a fourth of weight training always seems to get [...]

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Season ending races…

October 19, 2015

Well Autumn is upon us… Congratulations to all of the Start-tri athletes (past and present) that tackled everything from sprint triathlons to Ironman races, 5K runs to marathons and even a ride across the USA! We were at 100% finishes for all athletes that began an Ironman!!! Recent finishes included numerous awards at the Triathlon [...]

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