Translating Pool Fitness to Open Water Success

We swim countless miles, staring at a black line, going back-and forth, back-and-forth, with lane lines on either side of us. And then we go and race, and gone is the black line. Gone are the walls, every 25 seconds. Gone are the lane lines that keep us on path. Gone is crystal clear water. Oh, and now there are what feels like, a few thousand people surrounding us, trying to occupy the same space! YIKES!
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And it's...back to the races!

After taking a little over 20 months off racing, first from burnout and then from injury, I have my first “race” coming up in a little over a week. (My least favorite distance too! The Olympic!) I have been reflecting lately, over both my absence from racing and my return to the sport and have come up with a top ten list of what I miss most (both good and bad) about racing!
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Indoor Training for Outdoor Results

The Northeast: the land of Spring Showers, Blistering summer heat, fantastic foliage, and snow…lots of snow. We get it all! Everyone has a favorite, of course, but who doesn’t love the changing of the seasons?! Answer: this guy! In my ideal world, we’d be constantly living at 65F, mostly sunny, light breeze. After all, minus some potentially cold waters, this would be ideal training weather! Nonetheless, this is New England and, because of the weather, the beat-up roads, and the road rage of rush hour traffic within a 50-mile radius of Boston, we spend time inside training.
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It All Started With A Bet

Follow Jackie Miller, one of our ORR coaches based in Sarasota, FL, on her journey back to Ironman racing after an extended period away. This is the first in the series!
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Periodization Defined

If you consider yourself to be anything beyond a “casual runner” or “beginner triathlete”, you probably have heard of the term “periodization”. Periodization is an important in training to ensure long term improvement, avoid plateaus, and make sure the athlete is in peak condition at the appropriate time in their season. Without periodization, an athlete can achieve solid fitness, but reaching their “peak potential” at the time they want it to happen, will be unlikely.
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Finish Lines

Finish lines are personal. Each and every one of us has a story that is to be celebrated at a finish line. Whether an athlete crosses first with banners, or crosses last, there is always something symbolic about them. They ARE a big deal, not just to the spectator, but to the athlete, who celebrates something sacred, that only he or she can own. It is a journey that started with a first step, lots of growth, failures, and ends with bang. Finish lines are to be respected by others and cherished by the finisher. That is why there are banners, lights, crowds, grandstands, music and announcers at finish lines. They are special.
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Relax, It's The Off Season.

The next few months are a time of holidays and time with family and friends. It is the time to celebrate 2017, NOT be in top shape and lay a foundation for a great 2018 season!
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Announcing our PA/Ohio Area Lecture Series!

PA/OH area lecture series presented by Coaches Amy Javens and Chris Gillin.
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So, Now What? - Eight Tips For Surviving The Post Race Letdown

The season is winding down and even over for most. For some, this is a relief, for others it is a bit of a “what do I do now” kind of feeling.
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2018 OUTRIVAL Team Applications

JOIN THE FASTEST GROWING TEAM IN THE NATION! http://www.outrivalracing.com/outrival-triathlon-team/
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We swim countless miles, staring at a black line, going back-and forth, back-and-forth, with lane lines on either side of us. And then we go and race, and gone is the black line. Gone are the walls, every 25 seconds. Gone are the lane lines that keep us on path. Gone is crystal clear water. Oh, and now there are what feels like, a few thousand people surrounding us, trying to occupy the same space! YIKES!
After taking a little over 20 months off racing, first from burnout and then from injury, I have my first “race” coming up in a little over a week. (My least favorite distance too! The Olympic!) I have been reflecting lately, over both my absence from racing and my return to the sport and have come up with a top ten list of what I miss most (both good and bad) about racing!
The Northeast: the land of Spring Showers, Blistering summer heat, fantastic foliage, and snow…lots of snow. We get it all! Everyone has a favorite, of course, but who doesn’t love the changing of the seasons?! Answer: this guy! In my ideal world, we’d be constantly living at 65F, mostly sunny, light breeze. After all, minus some potentially cold waters, this would be ideal training weather! Nonetheless, this is New England and, because of the weather, the beat-up roads, and the road rage of rush hour traffic within a 50-mile radius of Boston, we spend time inside training.
Follow Jackie Miller, one of our ORR coaches based in Sarasota, FL, on her journey back to Ironman racing after an extended period away. This is the first in the series!
If you consider yourself to be anything beyond a “casual runner” or “beginner triathlete”, you probably have heard of the term “periodization”. Periodization is an important in training to ensure long term improvement, avoid plateaus, and make sure the athlete is in peak condition at the appropriate time in their season. Without periodization, an athlete can achieve solid fitness, but reaching their “peak potential” at the time they want it to happen, will be unlikely.
Finish lines are personal. Each and every one of us has a story that is to be celebrated at a finish line. Whether an athlete crosses first with banners, or crosses last, there is always something symbolic about them. They ARE a big deal, not just to the spectator, but to the athlete, who celebrates something sacred, that only he or she can own. It is a journey that started with a first step, lots of growth, failures, and ends with bang. Finish lines are to be respected by others and cherished by the finisher. That is why there are banners, lights, crowds, grandstands, music and announcers at finish lines. They are special.
The next few months are a time of holidays and time with family and friends. It is the time to celebrate 2017, NOT be in top shape and lay a foundation for a great 2018 season!
PA/OH area lecture series presented by Coaches Amy Javens and Chris Gillin.
The season is winding down and even over for most. For some, this is a relief, for others it is a bit of a “what do I do now” kind of feeling.
JOIN THE FASTEST GROWING TEAM IN THE NATION! http://www.outrivalracing.com/outrival-triathlon-team/