Summer Race Previews

IRONMAN TriClub Championshiops are coming up and our coaches from QT2 Systems and OutRival Racing are here to help you get ready. Tune into our race previews: IRONMAN 70.3 Musselman North American TriClub Championship – Northeast - Presented by Coach Jennie Hansen - Wednesday, June 15th at 6 pm EST. IRONMAN Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship by Presented by Coach Tim Snow - Wednesday, June 29th at 7 pm EST.
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Spring Event Preview Webinars

It's race time! And our coaches from QT2 Systems and OutRival Racing are here to help you get ready. Tune into our event previews for the Boston Marathon, IRONMAN Texas, IRONMAN World Championships (St. George), IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast and IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga.
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Nutrition - Three Part Course

Incredibly important but often overlooked, fueling can make or break your race, and ultimately your training leading into a race. In this three part webinar series, Core Diet Registered Dietician Beth Peterson provides invaluable nutrition guidance.
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Injury Series Part 4 - Coming Back

When working through injuries, I’ve often found myself drawing parallels between the lessons learned throughout the comeback process with the lessons I’ve learned from a decade of racing Ironmans (or any shorter races, IMs are just most relatable to me because of the concept of “the long haul”).
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How to Plan Your Race Season

Spring race season is on the horizon! Do you have goals of racing a new distance, a new event, or setting a personal best? With so many options year-round and world-wide, it can become overwhelming to plan the perfect race season. Now is a great time to meet with your coach to help you choose appropriate races to support your goals, and develop a program to help you achieve those goals.
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Workout of the Month - Core Strength Progression 2 with Coach Reem Jishi

Looking to continue to improve your core strength? Join Coach Reem Jishi for the second workout in a three part Core Strength Progression Series.
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Injury Series Part 3 - Survival Guide for Handling The Long Shutdown

In the first couple of blogs in this series, I focused on ways to (hopefully) still maintain some fitness and work through (and beyond) smaller, day-to-day aches and pains. But, sometimes, despite our best efforts, acute injuries happen (hi, bike crashes), or, for one (usually competitive training motive-related) reason or another, the overuse ones become serious enough to warrant a more extended shutdown. We all fear this happening for a reason-it, in a word, sucks. With the exception of the serious, truly awful bike accidents that result in permanent damage (which are beyond the scope of what’s discussed in this post), maybe, in the great scheme of medical problems, an orthopedic injury that will heal in a few months might not be at the top of the list of bad things that can happen to a body. But still-acutely broken bones, stress fractures, soft tissue tears, post-op recoveries-none of it is fun. We chose to pursue triathlon because, at some level, it brings some combination of enjoyment, satisfaction, connection, community, and a sense of accomplishment to their lives, and injury results in the temporary loss of that. So, what do we do when faced with a longer shutdown that keeps us more significantly out of training and competing?
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Athlete Spotlight - Matt Harding

Meet OutRival Racing athlete Matt Harding coached by Russet Morrow.
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Injury Series Part 2 - Interventions and Modifications to Train Past an Injury

In the previous edition of this “dealing with injuries/pain” blog series, I discussed some guidelines for when an athlete might be able to train through some sort of injury or pain, vs when a hard stop might be indicated. But, even if an athlete is able to continue working through pain, that doesn’t mean that nothing should be done otherwise in order to try to address it, especially when pain levels fall into that “yellow zone” 3-5/10 range. Plus, even low levels of pain aren’t fun, so even though we might not want to stop training entirely, of course we still want to make it better, and get past any injuries in order to progress in the longer term! When niggles strike and maintaining fitness is important, some considerations can be made in order to decrease provocative stresses on the body, while still working towards goals.
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Workout of the Month - Core Strength Progression 1 with Coach Reem Jishi

Looking to improve your core strength? Join Coach Reem Jishi for the first in a three part Core Strength Progression Series.
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IRONMAN TriClub Championshiops are coming up and our coaches from QT2 Systems and OutRival Racing are here to help you get ready. Tune into our race previews: IRONMAN 70.3 Musselman North American TriClub Championship – Northeast - Presented by Coach Jennie Hansen - Wednesday, June 15th at 6 pm EST. IRONMAN Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship by Presented by Coach Tim Snow - Wednesday, June 29th at 7 pm EST.
It's race time! And our coaches from QT2 Systems and OutRival Racing are here to help you get ready. Tune into our event previews for the Boston Marathon, IRONMAN Texas, IRONMAN World Championships (St. George), IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast and IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga.
Incredibly important but often overlooked, fueling can make or break your race, and ultimately your training leading into a race. In this three part webinar series, Core Diet Registered Dietician Beth Peterson provides invaluable nutrition guidance.
When working through injuries, I’ve often found myself drawing parallels between the lessons learned throughout the comeback process with the lessons I’ve learned from a decade of racing Ironmans (or any shorter races, IMs are just most relatable to me because of the concept of “the long haul”).
Spring race season is on the horizon! Do you have goals of racing a new distance, a new event, or setting a personal best? With so many options year-round and world-wide, it can become overwhelming to plan the perfect race season. Now is a great time to meet with your coach to help you choose appropriate races to support your goals, and develop a program to help you achieve those goals.
Looking to continue to improve your core strength? Join Coach Reem Jishi for the second workout in a three part Core Strength Progression Series.
In the first couple of blogs in this series, I focused on ways to (hopefully) still maintain some fitness and work through (and beyond) smaller, day-to-day aches and pains. But, sometimes, despite our best efforts, acute injuries happen (hi, bike crashes), or, for one (usually competitive training motive-related) reason or another, the overuse ones become serious enough to warrant a more extended shutdown. We all fear this happening for a reason-it, in a word, sucks. With the exception of the serious, truly awful bike accidents that result in permanent damage (which are beyond the scope of what’s discussed in this post), maybe, in the great scheme of medical problems, an orthopedic injury that will heal in a few months might not be at the top of the list of bad things that can happen to a body. But still-acutely broken bones, stress fractures, soft tissue tears, post-op recoveries-none of it is fun. We chose to pursue triathlon because, at some level, it brings some combination of enjoyment, satisfaction, connection, community, and a sense of accomplishment to their lives, and injury results in the temporary loss of that. So, what do we do when faced with a longer shutdown that keeps us more significantly out of training and competing?
Meet OutRival Racing athlete Matt Harding coached by Russet Morrow.
In the previous edition of this “dealing with injuries/pain” blog series, I discussed some guidelines for when an athlete might be able to train through some sort of injury or pain, vs when a hard stop might be indicated. But, even if an athlete is able to continue working through pain, that doesn’t mean that nothing should be done otherwise in order to try to address it, especially when pain levels fall into that “yellow zone” 3-5/10 range. Plus, even low levels of pain aren’t fun, so even though we might not want to stop training entirely, of course we still want to make it better, and get past any injuries in order to progress in the longer term! When niggles strike and maintaining fitness is important, some considerations can be made in order to decrease provocative stresses on the body, while still working towards goals.
Looking to improve your core strength? Join Coach Reem Jishi for the first in a three part Core Strength Progression Series.