I kept going, even when I couldn’t run

The last few months could have been very different. I could have lost all motivation for training, since I wasn’t healthy enough to run. Actually, I wasn’t healthy enough to recover from my runs. In the end, I am happy how things turned out.

I swapped my running for walking and really feel good about that decision. I took up Kangoo dance and I feel good about that decision as well.

While I thought that not being able to run would be devastating, I soon realized that I would survive this. This is temporary. If it isn’t, then I will deal with it. This isn’t the time to worry about that.

I have kept up with my Monday night sessions. While they have changed and are not longer speedy, I still go out for a walk with Nichole on Monday night. She books her babysitter and off we go. It’s nice to keep that sense of normalcy. It creates time for us to catch up. Why chat on the phone or go for coffee when you can walk and talk. This also works because of what is going on globally, I really don’t want to meet up with too many people, even if we are outside.

Last week, I was given permission to start running again. While the instructions are clear, I am to start slowly. Very slowly. I can start with 3 x (5 & 1’s) and stick to this for a while before moving on. I am excited and scared. I’m scared to start running again, only to have to stop. I’m scared that if I have to stop once again, my heart will break.

I’ve been so afraid to fail that I only ran once this whole time. I have however increased my walking time. I’m walking a little more consistently and trying to walk further.

As I am writing this, I am making a plan to start running again. To get out there on a regular basis and just enjoy the process of being a beginner. Enjoy the process of going through the progression steps.

I’ll be posting my journey, so stay tuned.

Until next time, have a great active day.



And just like that, it’s over.

This should have been my best racing year of my career. I paid for a race a month from January to September. October and Novembers races hadn’t been finalized as I wasn’t sure If I was running the Cape Cod Marathon or if I was doing IM Cozumel.
This would have been followed by 2021 being the year, I would SWAT several Ragnar races so I can be ready for the Immortal in 2023 or 2024 depending on who would be joining me. BUT, my planned timelines are not going to work. Everything will be pushed back by at least a full year if not 2 or more.

As you know, I March, everything shut down because of a global pandemic and all of my races have been cancelled and I have deferred them to the following year. SO, it looks like I will be racing a lot next year. I also have 2 wedding next year. My nephew is getting married mid July and my BFF I getting married the end of September. Two prime training or racing weekends.

While training started out in the right direction at the start of the season, I really found myself not being as motivated to Swim, bike and run as I usually am when there is a race on the calendar. I decided to take my own advice and be gentle with myself. I opted for other activities.

In the next few weeks, I will be posting on the different activities that. I have participated in and how that will affect next years race season.

Have you taken time off this season? Have you tried something new? What have you learned from this season?
We would love to hear from you.

I just ran the best virtual race ever. Run Around the Block

Friday, my friend Cathy posted a running challenge on one of many FB running groups I belong to. She was going to run a one km loop around her house, many times over 7 hours. Crazy, right?


Another running friend of mine, Brittany, decided to join her. Well, what can I say, I couldn’t resist the peer pressure. So I decided to join them too.


The next morning, I wasn’t sure about all of this. I really hadn’t ran in a while. My exercise mostly consisted of walking these days. But the challenge sounded fun.


I tried signing up, but from my phone, I got frustrated and gave up. The whole signing up thing seemed complicated. Too many questions to answer, and you needed a ticket. You had to leave the google doc, then come back to it, after you got your ticket.


The whole thing played on my mind, I wasn’t sure if I could do it, or if I even should. After all, It was my favourite human’s birthday. I normally spend the day doing something that he likes to do. Spoiling him, just a little. Making his favourite meals, breakfast and dinner as well as a birthday cake. But this year was a little different. We are quarantined and cannot go anywhere to buy the ingredients I needed.


Sunday morning, I decided, I was going to do this. I had a plan One km each hour for 7 hours. Got it! Sounds easy enough. Running 7km is hardly something that should be too hard for a long distance triathlete, even if I hadn’t ran in a while.

Funny thing is, I am normally an early riser. I get up without an alarm clock before 6am on my days off. For some reason, I slept in till 7:30 am. Crazy! Procrastination set in. Stayed in bed and read my book for a long time. I still wasn’t sure I was doing this. I wasn’t registered after all. Then, as I checked my messages, I saw Cathy’s post on Facebook. I knew I had to do this.

A little late to get started, but I was out the door for my first fun at 10am. It was only after my first run that I officially registered. Three minutes before my next run, I was registered and in the zoom room.

I really wasn’t sure what to expect. But man, did that just exceed all expectations. I had an absolute blast. It’s now Monday morning and I am still pumped by the whole experience, and may legs are a little sore. A good sore.

First, I have to give a should out to the Run Director Liisa Alton and her team. She did an amazing job keeping everyone engaged though all of this. Hopefully, I will be able to interview Liisa and her team for an upcoming podcast.

I met so many new people yesterday. Runners who completed their first 5K, some completing their first half marathon distance and others pushing themselves a little more than they had planned originally. There were people on the call from all over the world.

All of this was to raise money and raise awareness to a non profit organization Soles 4 Souls who collect and provide shoes for those who need them. I look forward to learning more about them.

We shared many laughs and many victories. I had my own personal victory yesterday. I couldn’t believe how well I ran.

The first km was a little tough. At that point, I knew that I could get all of them done. I completed the first km in 6:40 minutes.

The second km was a little faster, 6:14. Naturally, on the 3rd one, I just wanted to get a little faster. I managed to do that one in 6:05. I was still in Zone 2 for most of it and 59 seconds in zone 3.

Just for giggles, and the fact that I am just a smidgen competitive, I wanted to see if I could go faster. I challenged myself to run the 4th km in zone 3, just to see how that felt. I ran the 4th km in 5:53 being in zone 2 70% of the time.

It’s now 2pm and it’s time to run my 5th km of the day. The plan for this one was to stay in zone 3. The results shocked me a little as I was in Zone 2 50% of the time and Zone 3 the other half with a time of 5:33. It was my fastest km of the day yet.

Could I beat that time on the next one. I had come that far, I just had to give it a try. By this time, my legs were getting a little tired, but I knew I just had to try. Because my block is actually 800 meters, I actually have to run just past the 3rd drive way past my house, turn around and come back to complete the 1km. On this particular run, once I passed my driveway, I was tired. I noticed myself slowing down, but looking at my watch, I decided to just kick it up a notch. See what happens. I couldn’t believe it, 5:20 minutes. This time 80% was in zone 2 and only 33 seconds in zone 3. What? How can that be accurate?

What I didn’t realize was that the challenge ended at 4pm. I had completed 6km, planned on running 8 in total, so I set off at 3:30 and 3:45 for my last 2 km. The plan for the last one was just an easy run, kinda like a cool down.

The last 2 km were done in 5:33 minutes, spending 95% in zone 2 and my cool down lap in 6:13, 98% in zone 2.

All in all it was a great day. I had so much fun. I may or may not have commited to doing this again with my new friends.

How’s your training? We would love to hear from you. Share your experiences with virtual races.

Till next time, have a great active week.

Challenge Accepted. 1000 km in 2020

I’ve been challenged to walk and/or run 1000km in one year. Of course, when it comes to challenges, my competitive nature as well as a good dose of peer pressure, I joined A Great Canadian Running Challenge.

The challenge is free to sign up and after you have completed your 1000km in the 2020 calendar year, you can order your bling, which is optional and in their words, cheaper than a road race.

I guess the goal of the challenge is, to first of all, have a yearly goal and perhaps stretch a little to reach it.

Im not going to lie, this thing scared me a little. 1000km of running in one year while training for an Ironman, yikes. Remember, you can only count your intentional runs or walks and not the steps you take in your day to day life. You cannot count any gliding activities either, like swimming and cycling. I really wasn’t sure how I would accomplish this. Yikes!

I made a plan. I looked at several scenarios and came up with something that I though was perfect for me.

While I know that after I run my last race of the season, I am usually done with formal training for at least a few weeks, if not a month. SO, I couldn’t rely on getting too many km’s in at the end of November and December, so I would have to make up for those weeks earlier in the season. I decided I would try for 100km per calendar month, and that would leave me with 2 months of a cushion, accounting for vacation and sick time. Perfect plan.

January, I managed a grand total of 42km. That was no where near the 100km that I planned for. While most of my friends who joined that challenge with me were posting their 100km for the month victories on the Facebook page, secretly, I resented their success. Why couldn’t I just get it done. I am an athlete after all. URHG! It was so frustrating. I was ready to drop out of the challenge. Not officially drop out by sending the organizers an email stating my intentions but to just drop off and fade away. Not log any of my km’s and just drop off.

That’s when one of my Monday night running crew members, Rick, while commenting on someone else FB post, wrote something that I have held on to. It’s the thing that kept me in the challenge and is now one of my new mantras. He wrote “If you didn’t accomplish your goal this month, don’t give up. Be kind to yourself and just do a little more next month than you did this month.”

WOW, while those words were meant to motivate the new runner who had asked a question in the group, the words resonated with me. It’s what kept me going in this challenge. They are the words that changed my training strategy.

January, I managed to run/walk a total of 42km, February, I completed 55.1km. I was so happy that I managed to get more km than the month before but still a little disappointed that I hadn’t reached the 100km in a month yet.

That’s when I decided I would change my approach to things. I would be kind to myself and take the advice that I would give to my own athletes.

The new plan, starting in March would be to divide 1000km evenly over 50 weeks, allowing 2 weeks of vacation or recovery time. That means I was to complete 20km each week. Simple and fairly easy to do within the Ironman training plan, since was running Monday nights, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 15 minutes as part of a brick and of course my weekend long run.

I knew that during race season, I would be able to make up some of the 83km shortfall from January and February.

I was ready. However, what I didn’t realize at the time, is that I was sick. My Iron levels were very low. You can read all about How I am Sick, but Not Sick Enough in my blog post. It’s not that I lacked motivation to get it done, but I wasn’t able to recover from my runs.

When I read the article How Low Ferritin Levels Affect Female Runners on the Podium Runner Site, it was like looking in a mirror. I was always tired, headaches and generally feeling weak. Shortness of breath made it impossible to keep up any kind of pace or run for more than a few km’s before needing a walking break.

Thankfully, my Naturopathic Doctor has prescribed some supplements which I am now taking. It’s been 4 weeks now and I can tell you that I am starting to feel better. So much so, that I ran a little, almost 2km as a run walk during my 10km Sunday walk.

Let’s look at the numbers for the month of March. Now, when I realized that I was sick and it wasn’t lack of motivation, I decided that I would change all of my runs to walks. I would decrease the intensity of each workout while still maintaining the “Time” required on the training plan.

With that, I was able to establish some consistency. I was able to recover. I was supplementing which means, I AM getting better. You can clearly see this reflected in the numbers.

I am so proud to say that I managed 125Km for the month of March. OMG…I reached the 100km in a month with an extra 25km. Not only did accomplishing the goal absolutely amazing, I could really FEEL myself feeling better.

Smiling ear to ear, I could hear Rick’s words “Just a little more than last month” For the first time in a long time, I had Hope.

Naturally, my competitive nature set in once again. I want to beat 125km in April, but not by too much, as this is a long game. There are still 8 more months to go. Im thinking at least 5km, most likely 10 but up to 20 more.

I’m happy to report that today, mid April, I’m already at 87.6km. With 13 days to do, I have 43km to complete to reach my goal. At this point I know I can get there.

This has certainly been an adventure and an eye opener for me. All I can tell you is to do a little more this month than you did last month. Keep moving forward and you will get there. Most importantly, if you are an athlete and struggling to get though your workouts, don’t wait 6 months to see your Doctor. It may NOT be your lack of motivation.

Till next time, have a great active week.

Journey to Optimal on my way to Ironman

Many months ago, I started on my journey to Ironman. I had big plans for 2020. Little did I know, it wouldn’t be the adventure that I had planned. This was the year that everything changed.

Yes, as I am writing this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic. But this isn’t the change that I referring to.

You see, I had a quote at the bottom of my email and a quote that I resonated with. It’s the quote that I still cling to as I am going on this wild adventure.

“Triathlon doesn’t build character, it reveals it”

https://www.snackinginsneakers.com/inspirational-triathlon-quotes/

When you train for an Ironman, the training is intense. You train long days or most days twice a day for many many months. An Ironman is not a race to take lightly. You have to put in the training to be successful. You have to be consistent with your training, since each week builds on the week before.

On February 22 2020, I wrote a blog post titled “Should You Train While You are Sick.” where I wrote about the 8 days of training that I missed in January when I thought I was fighting the flu, and some of my missed workouts in February. That is when I knew there was something wrong.

Image taken from Bruce Harrison Jr-Wordpress.com
Image taken from Bruce Harrison Jr-Wordpress.com

Was it my motivation or was it something else like my health. I really had to dig deep, Did I really want to reach the goal? Was I self sabotaging? When I really sat down, completed my symptom tracker in a spreadsheet, compiling multiple information on one sheet, I clearly saw that it wasn’t my motivation that was the problem at that point. There was more going on than motivation and having the desire to complete the training. That’s when I realized that something was wrong with my health. Something needed to change.

That’s when I made an appointment to see my family physician. However, because it wasn’t an emergency, the soonest I could get in to see her was 3.5 weeks. URHG!

I’ve written about my appointment on the April 10th blog post “I’m sick , but not sick enough“. You can follow my health journey on that site.

Now that I have received some partial answers and working my way back to health, I still have my Ironman goal. The goal is the same, but the timing will change. The silver lining in all of this is the Global Pandemic going on right now has cancelled all of my races till the end of June.

Image was taken from Gymquotes.co.

In the mean time, I’m not healthy enough to keep going with my planned training, but I am not ready to give up either. SO, I changed my training. I am swapping my running for walking and sticking with this plan until I feel better to gradually add some time in the saddle as well as some weight training. Swimming will have to wait till the pools or the beaches open up once again.

Nest week, I will post on how I stayed motivated to walk as well as a recount of my training so far.

Until next time, have a great active week.

Should you train while you are sick?

Should you train if you are sick? That is a hard question to answer. The answer that I usually give is, “it depends.”

It’s sometimes easier to see a pattern and make recommendation to other athletes than it is for yourself.

When I have to make the judgment call for myself, I often struggle and second guess myself if I have truly made the best decision for me.

Sure, when you have a high grade fever, chills and the inability to stand up straight, that call is easy to make. But it’s not always that clear cut. Everyone has a bias or tend to lean one way or another. We all know that one person who is just released from the hospital and schedules a training session a few hours later. Conversely, we also know the person who misses a training session because the wind is blowing in the wrong direction. However, most of us fall somewhere in the middle.

Here is what the muscle PHD academy has to say about this.

I missed 8 training days in January of this year. I thought I was fighting off the flu. I had a low grade fever, chills and body aches. Everyone I worked with was sick with a long lasting cold or the flu. It’s not that I wanted to miss the training session, but I was just so exhausted, I went to bed as soon as I got home from work. I slept 10-12 hours a day during that time. In that situation, I think that I made the right call.

It’s now February and this week, I missed a few training session. Monday was a long weekend, I had a full day of travel and wasn’t home on time for my group run. Tuesday, I went for a trail run with my friend the beautiful Macy the running dog, and had an awful run. My calf cramped up so tight, it took forever for it to loosen up again. Once I got back to running again, it cramped up even tighter. I ended up walking the rest of the trail back to the car.

Wednesday, I was sooooo tired, I went to bed at 7:30 pm. Thursday morning, I decided to get the gym early and get on the spin bike for 45 minutes to at least compete the bike portion of last nights workout. While I managed to get my bike I couldn’t get into zone 2 very easily. I hovered at 1.9 most of the session.

The plan was to get on my bike once again when I got home to complete Thursday’s workout, with the possibility of completing a short run after that. My motivation was strong, but I was so tired once again, that I decided to get to bed at 7:30 pm once again.

As I am writing this, it’s now Saturday. I have a 3:30 zone 2 bike session with 10 minutes in Zone 4 towards the end of the session. While I am not sure this will be possible based on how I feel today, I will certainly get a solid 2 hours in today. I may decide to split up the sessions as well.

Why am I choosing to change the planned workout today? Here is may rational:

  • I am currently still in the pre training phase of my plan.
  • My actual Muskoka 70.3 race specific training plan starts in 3 weeks.
  • In 3 weeks time, my bike session will be 1:15 on the Saturday and will be gradually be ramping up.
  • Getting something in, even if it’s not the entire plan, its still better than missing the entire session all together.
  • Starting is the biggest thing. Breaking the session into a smaller chunk may just be what I need to get it done.
  • I want to save some energy to skate on the outdoor rink, play hockey as well a snowshoe later this afternoon with my family.
  • I fear that if I run myself down today, I won’t be able to complete my long run tomorrow.

This week I was listening to Dr Mark Bubbs book “Peak, the new science of athletic performance that is revolutionizing sports” on my commute. He said that resting when you feel ill may decrease the duration or the severity of the illness. He also said that if you are always taking days off because of illness, you should examine your training plan, your nutrition as well as the rest of your life and may have to make some modifications.

How do you determine if you need to push though a session or take a day off? Share your strategies? What is your rule of thumb? Share your personal story. Send us your voice memo to Trichatlg@gmail.com. Be sure to add Sick as your subject line.

20 Weeks until Muskoka 70.3. Week 14 of Training plan

I am starting the 14th week of my training plan. Wow, I can’t believe how fast the time is going by.

Right now, I am Not ready for race day. Not at all. I haven’t been in the pool at all. I still need to sign up for LA Fitness so I can have access to a pool.

But, I have to say that I have made some progress. I am learning to prioritize and to move things around to make sure that training happens.

I am learning to not over schedule my weekends so I have time to spend 5 hours training on a Saturday and a few hours on Sunday.

I am learning that I CAN do it. The training is not always easy, but it’s not always hard either. You just have to start and get it done.

I am learning that recovery is just as important as the training. Foam rolling, stretching and down time are not luxuries, but necessities.

I am learning that sleep is also a necessity. Getting enough sleep EVERY night is essential. That may mean skipping some morning workouts or getting a mid afternoon nap.

I am learning that nutrition plays a big role on how you feel on the longer workouts. Feeling for the next workout immediately after the last one works great.

I am learning to trust the plan.

I am learning to pack my bags and make my meals ahead to time.

There are so many lessons that I am learning on this journey to IM Muskoka 70.3, the race I said I would never do. The goal scares me little. I know that if I put in the work and do my best every single training session, I will have a great race.

What have you learned from your training? Send your story to trichatlg@gmail.com. Be sure to include the word “Training” in the subject line.

Are you still motivated to train for your race?

Its mid January and yesterday I saw a few posts on facebook that it was the time when most people give up on your New Year’s resolutions. Have you? 

While I don’t make resolutions, I register for races and the training starts a particular number of weeks before race day.

This year, my main goal race is Ironman Muskoka 70.3, July 12 2020. My Base training started on November 18 2019, and as I am writing this blog post, I am currently on week 9 of a 33 week training plan and this last week has been hard.

I’m more tired than usual and really craving more sleep, so I am listening to my body and getting more zzz. That means I haven’t got up early this week to get my second training session in and not all of my session have been as long as they should have been. Early on in the season, that’s ok.

It’s also cold and flu season right now and almost everyone I know is sick, especially the people I spend the most time with, my colleagues. I feel like my body’s immune system is working overtime and protecting me from the virus. SO, when my body is asking for rest and good food to win the fight against the virus. I listen.

The way I see it, it’s early in the season. This is Base training for another week. Missing a few second daily sessions and cutting a few of them short, sleeping some more may prevent me from getting sick and missing soooo many more sessions.

What is your strategy?  Do you get your training in as is, or do you allow your body some time to heal?

Send us your story at trichatlg@gmail.com. Be sure to use Motivation as your subject line.

Week 7 of my Journey to Ironman. What have I learned so far?

I can’t believe it’s been 7 weeks since I started my most recent triathlon training plan. When I started, I wrote my whole program down in small dated journal, the whole plan looked so simple.

In reality, while it is simple on paper, life sometimes gets in the way. It happens. BUT, in order to be successful in training, it’s important to get most of your training in. Consistency is the key in triathlon.

While it may seem simple, it’s not always easy. Especially when the training gets longer and your have other interests and obligations.

I have a family that travels a lot. A lot more than most families. We regularly visit my mom and extended family and of course my BFF who all love 4 hours away.

While the summer months, I have a mountain bike and now purchased a second road bike to leave up there, the winter months prove to be a little trickier. Here are the options that I was thinking of:

  1. I can head to the gym, that’s a 30 minute drive each way, to get my ride in, but that may have me away from the family for 4 hours blocks.
  2. I can purchase a fat bike and leave it there
  3. Purchase a fat bike and a bike rack and bring it with me.
  4. Bring my bike trainer and put a slick on my northern road bike.

I’ve opted for option 4 at this time. I will still be able to get my ride in on Rouvy. Now I just have to make sure that we pack light enough to get the trainer to fit in the suv.

While getting my training in is harder that I had thought it would be, committing to finding a way is the first step to getting them in.

Let’s see how the rest of the season goes. I am looking forward to some great training with friends this season.

If you would like to share your training story, how you fit it all in, please email us at trichatlg@gmail.com. Be sure to add Training in the subject line.

Off season panel discussion

Tuesday, I attended my triathlon clubs year end panel discussion. There were 4 speakers who shared their wisdom with us. The topics included Injury, swimming, fun and yoga. Even though i have been a triathlete for a long time, I learned so much listening to the athletes share their stories.

Here is my interpretation from those conversations.

Injuries 

Injuries are never fun. Most triathletes have type A personalities. They have a hard time staying still and resting even when they know it’s important  to give it time to heal. It often takes longer than you would like it to take. Most Doctors and therapists who are not athletes will simply tell you to stop the activity and rest while it heals.  BUT, we all know that with most multi sport athletes, that will not happen.  It’s important to find a therapist or a physician who is also an athlete.  They will understand that multi sport athletes are not capable of just resting and will recommend alternative activities.

When returning back to activity, it’s important to increase the load gradually.  The usual recommendation is not to increase more than 10% per week.  That’s 10% across all of the disciplines not each disciplines. That means that if you increase your run by 10 percent that week, the bike and the swim remain the same. Yes, it’s gong to take a long time to make some gains this way.  But the gains that you will make will be injury free.

It’s important to know that this injury will heal.  You will be able to return to activity.  You just have to be patient.

Swimming

In the off season, it’s important to keep swimming to strengthen the swimming muscles. Of course, your swim sessions will be different in the off season then they are throughout the different training cycles. First, you have to decide what kind of base that you want to maintain.  For the speaker of this topic, let’s call her Maria, she maintains a 1000 meter base twice a week.  That means she gets in the pool for 30 minutes and knocks out 1000 meters.

Breaking that down, she starts with a short warm up, 200-300 meters.  She follows that up with 400 meters of drills, then steady state swimming and a short cool down. Stretching in the shower, holding 2-3 stretches for a minute each. That’s it.  No speed work, no timed sets.

It’s important to strengthen some key swimming muscles out of the pool as well.  These exercises can be done with a theraband at night while watching TV.  It only takes a few minutes 4-5 nights a week, but the benefits will be worth it.  Maria said she has been doing this for years, since her competitive swimming days and she has never been injured.

If you are not sure where to start, ask your chiropractor, physiotherapist or massage therapist for exercises that are specific for your needs.

Basically working on internal & external rotation as well as lats will go a long way.

I found a cool website that has a post about the Top 6 Shoulder Exercises for External Rotation.  Personally, I would start with the motion without any resistance to start then progress to a very light theraband and increase gradually.

Fun & Rejuvenation

The off season is finally here and it’s time to tend to the things that were neglected while we were busy training.  This could be self care or it could be people.

When we are in the peak of training, there is little time for anything else.  Take this time to nurture friendships.  Go out for dinner, stay up a little later, sleep in till you wake up naturally.

Have fun and don’t take yourself too seriously.  Enjoy being active for the sake of being active.  Go for a bike ride in non Lycra, where you can sit upright like a wine tour. Enjoy cross country skiing.  Reconnect with things that you love but didn’t make the time, like rowing  or reading a book.

This is also time to work on some of your deficits.  Work on strengthening an area of weakness to make gains the following season.  Personally, I am working on strengthening my glutes, (min, med and max) to help with my hip issue.  Ill also be working on stretching out my tight hams and hip flexors…and work on my lats.  I mean, just general and overall strength and conditioning.

Yoga

Yoga is beneficial to most multi sport athletes.  While we think of yoga as being the Asanas, or the poses that we see in classes, there are actually 8 limbs of yoga.  Check out the explanation from the Yoga Journal.

Breath is energy.  There are great resources out there.  Check out Sage Rountree site and videos. She is an endurance athlete and she understands the athletes needs. There are many more out there.  Take the time to explore and ask your fellow athletes for recommendations. Take what resonates with you and leave the rest.

The thing that I absolutely love about being part of a triathlon club is the wealth of knowledge within it.  I am surrounded by many different athletes with various experiences.  When they come together, amazing things happen.  The energy in the room fills my emotional bucket.

Are you part of a triathlon or running club?  Why did you join in the first place and why do you stay?

We would love to hear from you.  Please send us your voice memo (an app on most smart phone) to trichatlg@gmail.com with your story of your triathlon or running club. Be sure to add Triathlon or Running Club in the subject line .

till next time.