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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Need some motivation through the hot days (Dog Days of Summer)…

August 31, 2015

Start-tri athlete, Lawrence Writer, is taking on the journey of a lifetime. He is biking from Portland, OR to Portland, ME. Discovering our great country along the way. Be sure to follow his blog (along with some great pictures): http://p2p2015.blogspot.com/?spref=fb Train smart, Race hard, Have fun… The coaches

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Happy Bastille Day!

July 14, 2015

As Le Tour de France heats up and heads into the Pyrenees (home of my paternal side), I continue to be amazed at what these athletes can do! Here on the home front our own Start-Tri athletes have had some very impressive results! At the Flat as a Pancake Tri, the Start-tri Team brought home [...]

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At the races…

May 26, 2015

Racing season has hit the Northeast in the last few weeks!!! After a long winter many Start-tri athletes emerged from hibernation at the Jerseyman Triathlon. Zoli Kemescei, Dave Swezey, Tom Whelan, Matt Starr, Mike Tropea and Coach Mickey tackled the tough course and all had good finishes. This weekend saw racers Tom Whelan, Matt Starr [...]

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End of March Motivation:)

March 28, 2015

We are going to run an age graded mile (together or on your own). You can run this on or off the track. You just have to prove using garmin, polar, strava, other file. I plan to run mine on the track. Once you run your mile, you will plug into calculator below and see [...]

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