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IRONMAN TULSA 2021 RACE REPORT

IRONMAN TULSA 2021 RACE REPORT

We did it!  Potholes and rain couldn't stop us (well, unfortunately it did stop some, but there will be other chances!).  After competing with you all at the innagural 2021 IRONMAN Tulsa, this first North American IRONMAN race held in 2021, 2nd during the pandemic, I...

How are you handling your long runs?

How are you handling your long runs?

Back 2 years ago, I was having issues making the long runs work, and feeling like they were helping my training instead of hurting it, or at minimum not helping much. Then, I listened to this podcast and it changed a lot of things for me and the athletes I coach. Make...

POOLS ARE CLOSED, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!?

POOLS ARE CLOSED, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!?

What the state of affairs around the world here on March 19, 2020, everyone has been shaken up and schedule, routines and daily life has been flipped on it's head.  I know for me personally, all pools and gyms around me are closed, as they should be, and I am home...

BARE PERFORMANCE NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN REVIEW

BARE PERFORMANCE NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN REVIEW

Check out the latest product review for Bare Performance Nutrition whey protein.  We have been using different flavors in our house for a few weeks and the true test of a product that you pay for, not given to us for the review, is would you buy it again!?  Watch and...

Set up your Garmin for triathlon training

Set up your Garmin for triathlon training

This post will serve as some basics to get you up and running with your new Garmin fitness watch. Most of this will be based on the Fenix 5X Plus, however the Fenix series and multisport series watches are very similar. At the end of the day if you have any questions...

PROTEIN PANCAKES

PROTEIN PANCAKES

1/2 scoop protein powder - we use vegan, but vanilla, whey, etc would work as well.  Depends on taste, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg white 1/4 cup oat flour...

CBD Usage in IRONMAN

CBD Usage in IRONMAN

Wow... USAT partners with CBD company.... Kansas City Marathon partners with CBD company as well... never thought I'd see the day when major endurance event brands are going into the nebulous supplement markets.  I mean, I get the monetary implications of these brands...

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TIP OF THE WEEK // Comeback after layoff or burn outIt happens to the most motivated of us, burn out. Just a lot of life and training and racing motivation goes by the wayside. If you have not experienced training burnout, even for a day here and there, you could be VERY lucky.It doesn't need to be a drought of months, it could be weekly after a hard training day, hard day at work, hard day at life, etc. You just don't want to lace the shoes up, get up and do that morning workout... it happens, and that's ok. We are not robots.But, once you get back on the other side and find the motivation, or maybe you are still stuck with zero motivation left... how do you keep it going, build that momentum back and keep after it?1. How's the rest of life going outside of training? I have seen the stress from home and work life carry over into the workouts and lack of motivation. You may need to take a break from workouts to address life and straighten up any messes that may contribute to the motivation drain if you can.2. Getting enough sleep, like REAL sleep? I look for people doing endurance stuff to get 7 to 8 hours. That's a lot of load on the body if you are not regenerating each night.3. Getting the proper nutrition? What you eat and when you eat it can play a huge role in your "give-a-crap meter" throughout the day.4. Like beer? Like wine? Like shots of JD before bed? I always recommend for the sleeping side to limit alcohol as it may help with the ability to fall asleep, it really wrecks your sleep.5. Have you kept track of when you feel unmotivated and what else is going on? Take a look when you feel no desire to work out and analyze what you had to eat or drink the day and hours before.6. A big one is developing a schedule that stands the test of time. If it's not sustainable, you will not want to keep doing it. Having the mindset of "I can always do my workout later" in a busy life wrecked me until I dedicated myself to get my workouts done in the early AM.7. It's not ideal, but I'm lights out at 9pm and up by 4:30am. I try to align the day with a consistent bedtime and wake up time, or you may have issues if it changes day to day.8. Believe me I'm not some freak of nature motivated by some deep substance that no one else has... I'm more motivated by the fact I like the feeling of getting the crap done I wanted done rather than the disappointment I didn't do something by the end of the day. I can be way too hard on myself, but knowing that it sucks more to skip the alarm and sleep in and not get my stuff done is my motivation more than races and finish lines day to day. Keep your eye on small prizes and daily victories to celebrate, and that can keep you going for a long training season. ... See MoreSee Less
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Kicked off the 2022 season with a 3rd in the "older guy" age group! I have as few years to take advantage before the faster old guys get older and back into my age group...
#podium #teamzoot2022 #oldguy #triathlon #kctri #wouldhavehadsecondifididnotstoptopee