On Training Through Grief

This month we lost my brother at age 53.  His death came as a shock as he kept bouncing back from illness. In a blink, my big brother that taught me how to ride a bike was gone. Grief and the grieving and healing process are unique to each person.  Some look to religion for comfort, others process through the … Read More

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

We are three weeks into January of 2019! If you’re like many people, you have a January ritual: set lofty New Year’s Resolutions (#NewYearNewMe), follow them for the first couple of days, then forget you ever made them.  It usually takes about 21 days for a new action to become habitual, so as of January 21st we’ve all had the … Read More

Relieving Travel and Back Pain: Moves You Can Use in Your Hotel Room for Relief

Travel whether for work or pleasure messes up our routines.  For most of us, even if frequent travelers, we will experience tightness, soreness or stiffness at some point.  Loading luggage into a car, driving to the airport, standing for check in, bag check or boarding, sitting in a fixed position for hours, and then the fun of getting where we’re … Read More

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