QT2 News/Blogs

Summer 2022 Race Previews

June 04, 2022

IRONMAN TriClub Championshiops are coming up and our coaches from QT2 Systems and OutRival Racing are here to help you get ready.  Tune into our race previews:

IRONMAN 70.3 Musselman North American TriClub Championship – Northeast - Presented by Coach Jennie Hansen - Wednesday, June 15th at 6 pm EST.

IRONMAN Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship by Presented by Coach Tim Snow - Wednesday, June 29th at 7 pm EST.

Adjusting Your Race Plan on the Fly

April 20, 2022

Going into every race, it’s important to have a plan.  But let’s face it, sometimes races don’t go as planned.  So when that happens, what do you do?  How do you adjust on the fly or do damage control?

If you’ve been racing long enough, you’ll have picked up some things along the way.  With each race, you learn something new.  Earlier this week at the Boston Marathon, my race didn’t go quite as planned, but I was able to adjust on the fly and still have a good day.  As an added bonus, I learned a couple things, and so it ended up being a valuable experience from a couple of different perspectives. If you can achieve most of your goals AND learn something? Well then, I’d call that a darn good race day.

Nutrition - Three Part Course

April 11, 2022

Incredibly important but often overlooked, fueling can make or break your race, and ultimately your training leading into a race.  In this three part webinar series, Core Diet Registered Dietician Beth Peterson provides invaluable nutrition guidance.

Spring Event Preview Webinars

April 03, 2022

It's race time!  And our coaches from QT2 Systems and OutRival Racing are here to help you get ready.  Tune into our event previews for the Boston Marathon, IRONMAN Texas, IRONMAN World Championships (St. George), IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast and IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga.

Injury Series Part 4 - Coming Back

March 21, 2022

When working through injuries, I’ve often found myself drawing parallels between the lessons learned throughout the comeback process with the lessons I’ve learned from a decade of racing Ironmans (or any shorter races, IMs are just most relatable to me because of the concept of “the long haul”).  

Athlete Spotlight - Jeff McIntyre

March 08, 2022

Meet QT2 Athlete Jeff McIntyre coached by Amy Javens.

New Webinar - Running with Power by Coach Tim Snow - Recording Available

March 06, 2022

Are you curious about running with power?  In this webinar, QT2 Systems Coach Tim Snow takes a deep dive into running with power. What is it? How do you set power training zones? How do you use power during a race?

How to Plan Your Race Season

March 02, 2022

Spring race season is on the horizon!  Do you have goals of racing a new distance, a new event, or setting a personal best?  With so many options year-round and world-wide, it can become overwhelming to plan the perfect race season.  Now is a great time to meet with your coach to help you choose appropriate races to support your goals, and develop a program to help you achieve those goals. 

Workout of the Month - Core Strength Progression 2

February 23, 2022

Looking to continue to improve your core strength?  Join Coach Reem Jishi for the second workout in a three part Core Strength Progression Series.

Injury Series Part 3 - Survival Guide for Handling The Long Shutdown

February 15, 2022

In the first couple of blogs in this series, I focused on ways to (hopefully) still maintain some fitness and work through (and beyond) smaller, day-to-day aches and pains. But, sometimes, despite our best efforts, acute injuries happen (hi, bike crashes), or, for one (usually competitive training motive-related) reason or another, the overuse ones become serious enough to warrant a more extended shutdown. We all fear this happening for a reason-it, in a word, sucks. With the exception of the serious, truly awful bike accidents that result in permanent damage (which are beyond the scope of what’s discussed in this post), maybe, in the great scheme of medical problems, an orthopedic injury that will heal in a few months might not be at the top of the list of bad things that can happen to a body. But still-acutely broken bones, stress fractures, soft tissue tears, post-op recoveries-none of it is fun. We chose to pursue triathlon because, at some level, it brings some combination of enjoyment, satisfaction, connection, community, and a sense of accomplishment to their lives, and injury results in the temporary loss of that. So, what do we do when faced with a longer shutdown that keeps us more significantly out of training and competing?