[#IMIWLQ703] End of the 2018 Season

The 2018 season has officially ended, and boy did it end on a fabulous note!!! While my official race season ended at Kona it had not ended with a few of the athletes on the Where Your Feet Take You Team which means that it was not over, and I got to live vicariously through each of these athletes as they went on their way towards reaching their goals. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to spectate and support my athletes at both Ironman Arizona and most recently at the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta.

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Does The Off Season Really Mean Off?

Does the off season really mean that you take the season off of training? As I was prepping for a chat with my athletes about the off season I cam across Matt Dixon’s podcast “Take a Break But Don’t Be  a Sloth” broke an athletes seasonal mindset into three parts, and I really liked his thought process on the three phases. Find out more about the WYFTY thought process on the off season.

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Ironman World Championships Race Recap

Crazy to think that it has already been a week since the gun went off on the 40th anniversary of the Kona World Championships.  The soreness has almost completed faded and the Ironman shuffle gone, however the strength and power gained from the day remains.  Last year I left the Island proud but disappointed and burning for redemption.  This year I left just as proud, probably more, full of strength and passion, and yearning for more.

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Kayla Bowker
October in Triathlon: Championship Season

Just like that it is October, championship month for those in the Ironnman (or full 140.6) distance world of triathlon. Athletes are making their way to the Island and my Instagram is blowing up with photos and stories of everyone landing in Kona. It is a wonderfully charged time full of tension, anxiety, anticipation, and adrenaline.

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Playing the Long Game

Triathlon is a long game sport.  This is probably one of the reasons I love it so much is there is always room for improvement, and you are always growing. No matter how many miles you put in, races you do, or training you conquer you are constantly put to a test of growth.  It takes patience, and the willingness to be there for the long haul.  

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