Workout of the Month - Tri & Run Strength with Coach Mary Kelley - Weights & Bands #7

April 25, 2021

Coach Mary Kelley of OutRival Racing introduces 6 strength, stability & core exercises that can be done anywhere, during any phase of training.  Stabilize your core, strengthen your posterior chain, and work every major muscle group with this efficient session designed for triathletes and runners.  

Why Triathletes Should Dabble in Gravel.

April 06, 2021

As a triathlete you have likely heard some things about gravel cycling but maybe haven’t tried it yet. As a triathlon coach for over ten years, I’m here to tell you – there are many reasons to check it out and here are the top 5.

Racing As a Pro - We Have Our Doubts Too

April 05, 2021

As a woman getting my PhD, I had plenty of doubts – most of all wondering if I really did belong there. Finding triathlon, however, was different. First, when I started in 2014, I had no idea what I was doing and that was a bit of a blessing in disguise, when you don’t know what you don’t know, its hard to question it. Second, it was just for fun, a new hobby, and outlet for energy. Third, it turned out I was fairly good at it, the swim was hard, but I could make up for that on the bike and the run, of which especially the last came a lot more natural to me.  

Workout of the Month - TRX Progression 1

April 02, 2021

Looking for a new strength routine?  In this video, Coach Reem Jishi takes you through a beginner TRX workout.

Pre-Run Strength Routine

March 14, 2021

As a personal trainer and running coach, when I prepare run training programs, strength training is always an integral part.  Strength training has many benefits including contributing to increased lean muscle mass, strength of connective tissue, bone density, resting metabolism and cardiovascular health.  Strength training can also improve balance, coordination and posture, boost energy levels and improve mood.  As runners, strength training, particularly exercises focused on lateral hip stability and rotational core strength, helps us attain and maintain proper running form, which in turn allows us to run longer and faster, and reduces the likelihood of injury.

Finding Your Summit

January 29, 2021

At times, the climb is steep, and it hurts. I work to gain elevation only to then lose it as I round the bend.  These consistent setbacks mirror those I have endured throughout my 30+ years of being involved in triathlon, which begs the question--why bother? Why bother doing all that work, mentally willing myself through moments of fatigue and suffering only to lose all momentum moments later? 

Fitness Does Not Expire

November 30, 2020

Some motivational words from of wisdom, from Coach Molly Zahr, as we look forward to 2021.

The Switch

November 16, 2020

“The day you stop racing is the day you win the race.” – Bob Marley

IRONMAN Race Day Tips

October 31, 2020

If you are about to race to race your first Ironman or maybe just need some reminders on race day tips, Coach Jackie Miller has you covered!

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.”