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Couer d'Alene 70.3 Race Report

Whew!!! What a season! Four races starting around 8-9 weeks pregnant and ending almost ten weeks later at 19+ weeks it was not how I envisioned my season to go when I planned it out in January of 2019.  All in all I am extremely happy with the race and the day in general. My season ended with a bang at one of my favorite 70.3’s on the circuit, Ironman Couer d’Alene 70.3.  This is my favorite for many reasons; its challenging, its basically a hometown race for me, the run is fast, and the spectators and volunteers are AMAZING making the atmosphere of this race unbelievable for a small town. 

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6 Tips To Running Faster Off The Bike

Being fast in an Ironman (both 1406. and 70.3 distances) really comes down to who can to who is the one who slows down the least. It is very common that around the late stages of a race all of the sudden the wheels fall off and pace drops. Running off the bike seems so easy, you just run right? So why is it that you as you work through your training all of the sudden it seems like you are getting slower during your running. You up your run mileage and it doesn’t seem to help… Running efficiently and in turn faster off the bike is more than just running more; there are a lot of little other factors involved with running faster off the bike. Check out my 6 tips to running faster off the bike!!

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Texas 70.3 Race Recap

Texas 70.3 kicked off the racing season with a bang, complete with terrible swims, strong bikes, and a really fun photo finish!!! You never really know how the first race of the season is going to go especially when it is one that is so early season and Texas 70.3 was a great one to test out the legs!

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Importance of Post Activity Fueling

Recovery practices are vast from the sleep that you get, compression, baths, massages, supplements, nutrition, and so much more. There are two post activity (training) windows for fueling towards recovery. The first window is the 30 minute window immediately following training and the second window follow immediately after during the next 90 minutes after that 30 minute window. Proper post training fueling facilitates; Replenishment of electrolytes in the body, Fluid replenishment, Replenishment of glycogen in the body, Muscle repair, recovery, and synthesis, Decreases risk of illness and injury, and Prepares the body to do it all over again the next day.

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6 Tips to Faster Transitions

Because transitions are so short it is easy to forget about them, but there are two of them and a smooth transition can help prevent an unnecessary heart rate spike, stress, and is FREE speed in a triathlon, who doesn’t like Free speed?!?!

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Coach Kayla's Five Rules for Everyday Nutrition

Daily nutrition is one of the most difficult pieces to manage whether you are an athlete or not. It is very time consuming and in the time we live in our days are often so full of “stuff” that finding the time to focus on our daily nutrition is really hard especially when you can just head to the drive through and quickly pick something up. The thing is that your daily nutrition did not have to be crazy, it doesn’t have to take a really long time, and honestly it really is just going back to the idea of the basics of eating.

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Race Simulations: Why We Love Them

A race simulation doesn’t always have to be a complete day that is treated like a race but merely a specific workout say your long Sunday run where you do it at race pace effort, or even just a bike done with large portions at race pace effort. Now you can’t, and don’t want to do these types of training days, all the time because our bodies would break down but strategically placed they can be very beneficial.

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An Athlete's Favorite Mantras to Dig a Little Bit Deeper

You are stronger than you think you are and your body is much stronger than your brain thinks it is. We say a lot of things to ourselves when we are deep in the pain cave of a race, or even when it is a hard day of training. We train ourselves to be mentally tougher than the person next to us, and it takes something different for every single person. It is these little pieces that when you are deep in the hurt locker that you can grab onto to light that fire deep within you to help you put one foot in front of the other. In this post find out what not only myself but other athletes as well do to help keep themselves out of the darkness.

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January 2019 Monthly Recap

With that moving forward in 2019 I am going to share a bit more of the journey that started all of this, the journey of an age group triathlete doing everything she can to be great, with you all through monthly recaps regarding my own training. In these recaps I’ll chat all things triathlon that happened during the run, share the good and the bad, anything I learned, a high level idea of what I did for the month and every once in a while favorite workout for each of the disciplines. I hope that you enjoy these, and that maybe the journey will not only provide you with some education yourself and maybe inspire you to go after your own crazy journey.

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5 Tips to Finding the Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Being uncomfortable whether it be physical, mental, emotional, or even spiritually can be very scary.  Your comfort zone is this wonderful little bubble that gives the illusion of protection and when you step outside of it your mind instantly senses danger and begs you to crawl back into that bubble.  Read more for 5 tips to getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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