No Safe Harbors

October 19, 2020

A few months back, I found myself under the surface of the ocean holding my breath at 80 feet, lying on some sand, just looking up at a rock cliff beside me. Utter silence, fish all around me. All I could think of was a song by The Talking Heads:

“How did I get here?

Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down

Letting the days go by, water flowing underground

Into the blue again, after the monkey’s gone

Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground.”

Choose Your Own Adventure

September 29, 2020

We can still achieve a lot of our primary motivations for endurance sport, even without racing!  But how do we do this?  By choosing our own adventure! Coach Doug has more in our blog post.

Game Time - Mental Fitness Tips and Tricks

September 16, 2020

Sharpening our mental training skills can have a tremendous advantage with staying in control under pressure, being more consistent in our training, performing at our best ability, and exceeding our best at our most important competitions. Coach Amy Javens discusses these skills in this blog!

How Many Ways to Skin the Same Cat

August 31, 2020

Over the years, several tests and concepts have been developed and used by coaches, athletes and physiologists to look at both Lactate Threshold, and just as importantly, the physiological characteristics of the athlete. These characteristics can then be used to create a targeted training program that “works” for THAT athlete by targeting the athlete’s limiters identified in the testing. One size fits all just doesn’t cut it here. In most cases, very aerobic athletes will respond best to more anaerobic training (if their peripheral system can handle it) and visa-versa. The purpose of this writing is to show you the most common concepts and charts….all really used to show the same thing! I think many coaches and athletes get confused with the various testing methods and concepts and don’t realize it’s all trying to show/determine the same thing for the most part! 

High Hamstring Tendinopathy - The what, why, and how to treat this pain in the rear!

August 24, 2020

Let’s face it - for triathletes, any injury is a figurative pain in the behind!  Some, though, are quite literally so-and high hamstring tendinopathy is one of them.  Although not as prevalent as some more common tendinopathies in the leg (as in, the Achilles tendon, or patellar tendon in the knee), high hamstring tendinopathies are notoriously stubborn, and frustrating to athletes and treating practitioners alike-something I can personally attest to (more than I’d care to admit), having been on both sides of that equation as a triathlete and physical therapist.  So, what exactly is high hamstring tendinopathy?  What leads to this issue?  What can we do about it? 

Athlete Spotlight: Melissa Wobbe

August 24, 2020

Meet Melissa Wobbe. QT2 Team Athlete. IRON(WO)MAN. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Social Queen. 

Melissa pours her  heart, soul  and  humor  into  all  aspects  of  her  life. She has  a  very  demanding  position at a Fortune 500 Company in NYC, trains for long-distance triathlons, is a loving daughter and sister, has many friends, AND a very active social life. And, like many of us, the pandemic brought many changes to Melissa's life. 

Read more about Melissa, including how she's been doing during the pandemic, what changes she's made to her lifestyle, and what her neighbors think of her indoor training!

Welcome To Virtual Racing

July 11, 2020

My experience with virtual racing thus far and some tips, if you'd like to try it too.

Return To Racing - What Will It Look Like?

June 30, 2020

If you have been following the endurance sport world for the past month, we have been seeing a lot of information on a potential return to sport and racing. While things across the country and the world continue to be in flux, we can start to picture what events will look like with all of the guidelines presented. Of course, with a last minute cancellation of a 70.3 last week, it’s hard to know when exactly to expect a race to go off. As we’ve been promoting all along, however, we want to physically be prepared at any point. So, let’s start some mental prep, too! Here’s a list of some things that are being considered, and what you might see at races going forward.


June 15, 2020

Coach Jackie Miller describes how to incorporate pool sets into open water swimming, as well as other tips and tricks, in this blog post!

The "Broken Marathon Challenge" Race Report

May 29, 2020

On May 17th, Joe Rich embarked on a Marathon Challenge. This was not a straight forward marathon. At the beginning of each hour – first run at 8AM, last run at 8PM - Joe ran at least 2 miles (the first run was 2.2) until he got to a full marathon. Read his race report, including nutrition, pacing, mental strategy, and his fastest split (the second to last run) in this blog post!