September 29, 2019

Race week is always a fun time for me as a coach and as an athlete. I love thinking about my athletes getting ready to race when I type up their plans for the week. Usually, I envision them doing the work and getting psyched. I do it with the intention of them followin...

July 30, 2019

I love to run off the bike. I don’t love it when I’m doing it, but somehow I always tend to look at it fondly as soon as it is over. These are two big contributors as to why I enjoy it.

1. Form

By focusing on form I’ve worked to reduce the shortening stride and limited k...

June 3, 2019

Are you considering going from a 70.3 to an iron-distance (140.6) race and are not sure you can do it or what to expect? First, yes, of course you can make the transition from a 70.3 to an iron-distance race. You already know what it takes to go long, and your body alr...

October 13, 2018

by Liesl Begnaud

Six years ago, I had terrible pain in my groin area.  After doing all the stretching, rolling, icing and physical therapy I could, the pain would get worse when I ran. I got a cortisone shot from the doctor then went on to do two 70.3 distances that yea...

July 30, 2018

We all know that a puzzle which is missing one or more pieces is completely unsatisfying. When I help an endurance athlete work towards achieving their goals, I imagine a similar puzzle with different pieces, all critical. Unfortunately, it is very common to obsess too...

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