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TriBike Transport Review

After booking St. Anthony’s Triathlon in St. Petersburg, I immediately looked for options to transport my bike. TriBike Transport has been a partner of WeRTriathletes for the past couple of years. They offer our members’ discounts on transporting one’s bike to a race they support. To be transparent, they gave me a comp on transport.…

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The Gorby – A Zwift Workout

I had a one-hour trainer ride on Zwift. It was cold and there was no way I was going outside to do this ride. I looked at my options and saw a ride I hadn’t done yet, called The Gorby. I was excited about it. I read in small print that this was a hard…

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Like Smoothies?

If you like smoothies, you will love the book, Sport Smoothies by Fern Green! The book includes more than 65 recipes to boost your workouts and recovery. Green is a chef, food stylist, and food writer. She has written more than a dozen books on healthy eating. Interestingly, each recipe includes four to six ingredients.…

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Swimming Drills… Who Needs Them?

I love swimming, but I hate swimming drills. Why do we do them? And, who needs them anyway? Recently, I asked Shawn Tannenbaum of Total Master Swimming on Long Island what he thought. Here’s what he said: “Efficient swimming needs two key elements to ensure success.  Proper technique and improved swim fitness.  The Drills below could help…

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Balega Unveils New Kids Socks for Spring 2019

Balega International, a leading sock brand in the run specialty market known for its underlying technical performance, expands its Silver, Hidden Dry, Blister Resist, Women’s Enduro and children’s Hidden Cool sock collections with new colorways for Spring 2019. The updated styles is now available. “Balega is committed to creating socks founded upon research, design, technical…

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Life is a Marathon Book Review

When you run in a group, you truly connect with the other runners in the group. You may come from different backgrounds, and yet, running is a binding force that attracts you to other runners. Everyone has a story about how running has impacted their lives. Life is a Marathon, by Matt Fitzgerald, is a…

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An Embarrassing Thing Happened at the Pool

I lost nearly 15 pounds and didn’t realize that some of my xl bathing suits were a little too big. Hence, an embarrassing thing happened at the pool. I threw a bathing suit in my gym bag and this time, I remembered to bring a towel to the pool. I arrived at Hofstra Swim Center,…

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Looking for a Challenging Triathlon?

If you’re one of the many triathletes who wants something a little more challenging, then you should check out this WeRTriathletes webinar, “Looking for a Challenging Triathlon.” Here, I interview Scott Fricks of US Virgin Island Triathlon community. Scott and his partner Theresa Harper produced the Beauty & the Beast Triathlon. They will be organizing…

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St. Anthony’s Triathlon Race Review

St. Anthony’s Triathlon Race Review… but first a brief history of the triathlon… St. Anthony’s Triathlon began in 1984 as the Tampa Bay Triathlon and was part of the 10-city U.S. Triathlon Series. That year, 600 athletes completed the 1.5K (0.9 mi.) swim, 40K (24.8 mi.) bike and 10K (6.2 mi.) run at Fort DeSoto.…

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Venganza Soar Cycling Kit

When Gina Cornell and I met, it was under trying circumstances. As I discussed in a previous blog, my sister had just passed away from a stroke, and her best friend had a stroke. Both women were under 60. One day, when I was talking with Gina, I told her I saw a beautiful monarch…

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Triathlon for the Every Woman Review

Meredith Atwood, the author of the book, Triathlon for the Every Woman – You can be a Triathlete. Yes. You., is an amazingly inspirational person. She’s a mother of two and fellow blogger of Swim Bike Mom. I’ve been reading her blog for a while now and through her blog, I feel like I connected…

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How do I get Stronger on the Bike?

The bike is one of my struggles. No, I take that back, all three disciplines are hard for me and I don’t do any particularly well. However, I do love the sport of triathlon and constantly try to better myself. One of the questions that I often find myself asking myself is, “How do I…

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What is Metabolic Profiling?

Here’s a webinar where I talked with the Founder of MetPro, Anthony Poli. MetPro is a sponsor of this blog and they are also a WeRTriathletes team sponsor. I’ve been using their services for nearly six months and have gotten to goal weight. Everyone I have referred to them has also been successful on the…

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Women Empowerment in Cycling

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to make a video with my bike over my head for women empowerment in cycling to promote the new Colorado Classic Bike Race and one of the oldest triathlons, St. Anthony’s Triathlon in Florida. My daughter and son came home for the day. So, I asked them…

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What are the Best Recovery Shoes?

What are the best recovery shoes to wear after a long run? Isn’t that the $1,000 question? I find that after a long run, my achilles and my plantar fasciitis kicks in and it hurts to walk! There are so many different brands on the market that claim to do the same thing, yet, there’s…

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Workout Clothes to Keep You Motivated

If you’re looking for workout clothes to keep you motivated as the spring gets under way, then you may want to check out Marika. They have reasonably priced workout clothes, including running apparel, which will keep you motivated through the spring and summer months! Recently, the company sent me a sample of their hottest items…

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How to Recover from a hard workout?

As runners and triathletes, we work hard. We swim hard. We cycle hard and we run hard. But what do we do to recover? How do we keep going day in and day out? How can we recover from a hard workout? Jared Ward, an Olympian and an elite runner, tells us how to recover…

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A New Headsweats Ambassador

I’m a hat person. I love wearing hats and I think hats generally look good on me. Hats have been something I enjoyed wearing, even as a kid. So when Headsweats announced that I was going to be one of their ambassadors, I was psyched! Headsweats makes the coolest headwear! They sent me two caps.…

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Ever Hear of Tifosi Sunglasses?

What I love about Tifosi Sunglasses is that they are reasonably priced, look great and are light as a feather! They are perfect for running and cycling. Recently, the company asked if I would review two pairs – Swank SL and Svago. They have dozens of other pairs on their website too! I think you…

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What Happens After Ironman? By Lisa Moran

Here’s a story of a young woman who completed her first Ironman. Find out what happened after that… Lisa Moran….you are an Ironman.  These are the magical words I dreamt about for the one year leading up to Louisville Ironman 2018.  On the cold and wet evening of October 14, 2018 I in fact heard…

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Racing Heart by Kate Mihevc Edwards Review

I broke my toe. It hadn’t been diagnosed when I starting reading Racing Heart — A Runner’s Journey of Love, Loss and Perseverance by Kate Mihevc Edwards but right after I finished the book, I went to Urgent Care and found out it was officially broken. Feeling sorry for myself, as I was reading the…

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Motivation by Jeff Galloway

Almost every runner feels better after almost every run. But there are “those days” every year when the subconscious reflex brain is under a higher level of stress/pressure and will divert you away from thoughts about taking a run by sending messages like “there’s too much to do.” By taking conscious action, you can override…

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Zwift Tour: Emily’s Short Mix

If you have less than an hour to spend on Zwift, then consider checking out Emily’s Short Mix. This half-hour Zwift program will get you sweating and keep you there until the ride is finished. This ride was specifically intended for a woman rider, but anyone can take the challenge. And, let me tell you,…

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