Fitness Does Not Expire

Some motivational words from Coach Molly Zahr, as we look to 2021.
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The Switch

“The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.” – Bob Marley
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No Safe Harbors

A few months back, I found myself under the surface of the ocean holding my breath at 80 feet, lying on some sand, just looking up at a rock cliff beside me. Utter silence, fish all around me. All I could think of was a song by The Talking Heads: “How did I get here? Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down Letting the days go by, water flowing underground Into the blue again, after the monkey’s gone Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground.”
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Welcome To Virtual Racing

My experience with virtual racing thus far and some tips, if you'd like to try it too.
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Keep Training

Here we are – about to approach May 1st and, with a plethora of events being cancelled or postponed, race season 2020 is in jeopardy. With these cancellations, motivation to stay fit and healthy can be hard to maintain. Even with the world embracing the virtual training and race environment, most folks are still itching to get back to the real routine: early morning wake-up, pre-race jitters, and the elation of crossing the finish line.
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Get Busy Livin'

I was once what you might call a bit of a ‘reluctant flier’. While I didn’t quite have a B.A. Baracus-type of anxiety around it, it wasn’t my favorite means of transportation. I wouldn’t not fly, but I would definitely check to see how long the drive would have been, for places where I wanted to go. And while I typically ended up boarding a plane to get to those places, it was rare that I actually enjoyed myself on it. You see, I hated turbulence. The plane would start shaking, and maybe do that little drop-thing that it does, and my head would instantly go to that scene from Castaway, when the FedEx plane plunged into the Pacific.
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Joe Rich’s Top 10 Shows To Binge-Watch During Self-Quarantine

I often find myself asking folks for show recommendations. I think most of us find ourselves re-watching the same shows over and over (and over). If you’re like me, you may have already google-searched a list of shows to binge during work or workouts while in your new work from home office (WFHO), or workout from home gym (WFHG). Well guess what? Search no more…
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What To Do - The Million Dollar Question

Someday, 20-30 years from now, the next generation of endurance sport athletes, and non-athletes for that matter, will ask the million-dollar question: “What did you do during the COVID-19 Pandemic?”
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Improve your 2020 Tri Season without Breaking a Sweat

A triathlete’s quick start guide to small changes that can make a big impact this season.
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Tapping Into The Power of Now With Your Sport

As a triathlete, a cyclist, a runner trying to achieve your goals, you are most likely very driven. Your competitive spirit is brimming over the top and that motivates you to train. Add in your job/career and your family and it’s clear how busy your life is. Add in the context of a culture that glorifies busyness and has made exhaustion a status symbol. Burnout and even resentment toward your sport of choice is a very real possibility.
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Some motivational words from Coach Molly Zahr, as we look to 2021.
“The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.” – Bob Marley
A few months back, I found myself under the surface of the ocean holding my breath at 80 feet, lying on some sand, just looking up at a rock cliff beside me. Utter silence, fish all around me. All I could think of was a song by The Talking Heads: “How did I get here? Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down Letting the days go by, water flowing underground Into the blue again, after the monkey’s gone Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground.”
My experience with virtual racing thus far and some tips, if you'd like to try it too.
Here we are – about to approach May 1st and, with a plethora of events being cancelled or postponed, race season 2020 is in jeopardy. With these cancellations, motivation to stay fit and healthy can be hard to maintain. Even with the world embracing the virtual training and race environment, most folks are still itching to get back to the real routine: early morning wake-up, pre-race jitters, and the elation of crossing the finish line.
I was once what you might call a bit of a ‘reluctant flier’. While I didn’t quite have a B.A. Baracus-type of anxiety around it, it wasn’t my favorite means of transportation. I wouldn’t not fly, but I would definitely check to see how long the drive would have been, for places where I wanted to go. And while I typically ended up boarding a plane to get to those places, it was rare that I actually enjoyed myself on it. You see, I hated turbulence. The plane would start shaking, and maybe do that little drop-thing that it does, and my head would instantly go to that scene from Castaway, when the FedEx plane plunged into the Pacific.
I often find myself asking folks for show recommendations. I think most of us find ourselves re-watching the same shows over and over (and over). If you’re like me, you may have already google-searched a list of shows to binge during work or workouts while in your new work from home office (WFHO), or workout from home gym (WFHG). Well guess what? Search no more…
Someday, 20-30 years from now, the next generation of endurance sport athletes, and non-athletes for that matter, will ask the million-dollar question: “What did you do during the COVID-19 Pandemic?”
A triathlete’s quick start guide to small changes that can make a big impact this season.
As a triathlete, a cyclist, a runner trying to achieve your goals, you are most likely very driven. Your competitive spirit is brimming over the top and that motivates you to train. Add in your job/career and your family and it’s clear how busy your life is. Add in the context of a culture that glorifies busyness and has made exhaustion a status symbol. Burnout and even resentment toward your sport of choice is a very real possibility.