New York City Marathon – Coach Clare’s Notes

The New York City marathon is less than three weeks away. By now, runners have put in some solid months of training. Some of them are winging it and just adding long runs to their usual running fun. Others have followed detailed programs designed for them, or that they found on the internet or through a book, and they’ve diligently … Read More

There’s a Gold Mine in Your Notebook

The post-race report is one of your most important tools for nailing your next race. It documents everything that you need to have in your next race plan for your best chance of perfect race execution. The more comprehensive your post-race report is, the better.  It’s amazing when we can sit down and review our plan-to-actual, make adjustments, implement them, … Read More

What it Means To Be A Level 1 Certified Coach with USA Cycling

What it Means To Be A Level 1 Certified Coach with USA Cycling – The Highest Level Possible I’m so excited to share with you that I’ve received my Level 1 Coaching Certification with USA Cycling!  This process has been years in the making, and it has helped me become a much better coach.  Clients often ask me, “What do … Read More

OMG, You Are So Hot! 3 Tips for Training and Racing in the Heat

As I write this article, I am in Dallas, Texas for the National Speakers Association Influence 2018 and it is 102 degrees in the shade y’all!  When I went out for my run yesterday, it was so gross I admit I chose the dreadmill instead.  It’s been over 100 degrees in New England, the Mid-West and even my friends in … Read More

What does it take to win?

Hi there!  We thought you’d be interested in what it takes to win a race.  Fresh off his OVERALL win last weekend at the Seaside Duathlon, we asked one of our elite athletes, Paul Greenberg, to talk to us a little bit about what it takes from his athlete’s perspective.  I’ve been coaching Paul since 2014, and in that time … Read More

How to Train for a Sprint Triathlon in 4 Hours a Week

Setting expectations In order to structure your four hour training week, the first thing you need to do is define and understand your goals for your triathlon.  Is this a participation race or a performance race?  If, as an athlete, you’re just starting to dip your toe into endurance racing, then participation is a great goal and you’re part of … Read More

Planning Your Racing Season

Athletes that plan their race season have better results.  Period.  There will always be a wild card who wings it and succeeds, but for the rest of us, having a well-designed race season yields the best chance of reaching our goals. When planned correctly, a season including the use of some auxiliary races can help you measure and reach your … Read More

I’m a Coached Athlete Too!

Over the past 16 years I have had my very own private sports coach, and I’ve been lucky enough to have one of the most experienced and versatile cycling coaches I’ve met for the last 10 years.  What started out as a referral from Hall of Fame cyclists Lon Haldeman and Susan Notorangelo has transitioned into something I never could … Read More

This New Year, It’s All About Powerful Goals, Not Resolutions

At some point when I was in college, there was a shift about how best to honor Lent.  Up until that time, it had always been about giving up something you enjoyed, a sacrifice.  But then something changed, and instead of abstaining from something we enjoyed, we would do something to make a positive difference – whether in our own … Read More