Tri-ing in the New Normal

May 14, 2020

As triathletes, we embrace structure, predictability, control, routine. We lay out our goals far in advance and then plan a season to prepare to achieve those goals. We develop a base, we build, we do race specific work, we taper, we race, and we do it again. We swim on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We do our bike intervals on Tuesdays and our long ride on Saturdays. We hit the track on Thursdays and do our long run on Sundays. We mix in strength training and body work. We focus on our nutrition before, during and after our training sessions. We analyze our Garmin files. We replace our running shoes as soon as they show wear. We look for the latest gadgets, the fastest wetsuit. All of our efforts are laser directed at achieving our goal of hitting that PR on our A race day.  

Keep Training

April 30, 2020

Here we are – about to approach May 1st and, with a plethora of events being cancelled or postponed, race season 2020 is in jeopardy. With these cancellations, motivation to stay fit and healthy can be hard to maintain. Even with the world embracing the virtual training and race environment, most folks are still itching to get back to the real routine: early morning wake-up, pre-race jitters, and the elation of crossing the finish line.

Get Busy Livin'

April 15, 2020

I was once what you might call a bit of a ‘reluctant flier’. While I didn’t quite have a B.A. Baracus-type of anxiety around it, it wasn’t my favorite means of transportation. I wouldn’t not fly, but I would definitely check to see how long the drive would have been, for places where I wanted to go. And while I typically ended up boarding a plane to get to those places, it was rare that I actually enjoyed myself on it. You see, I hated turbulence. The plane would start shaking, and maybe do that little drop-thing that it does, and my head would instantly go to that scene from Castaway, when the FedEx plane plunged into the Pacific - THIS one.

What To Do - The Million Dollar Question

March 19, 2020

Someday, 20-30 years from now, the next generation of endurance sport athletes, and non-athletes for that matter, will ask the million-dollar question: “What did you do during the COVID-19 Pandemic?”

The Black Line Is Missing!

March 14, 2020

The most important part of any open-water swim, whether training or racing, comes down to proper preparation and execution. Listed below are some areas of importance to add to your swim training.

Improve your 2020 Tri Season without Breaking a Sweat

February 15, 2020

A triathlete’s quick start guide to small changes that can make a big impact this season.

Can You Feel It?

January 30, 2020

A feel for the water is an attribute any swimmer is after.  Even the high-end swimmer, is constantly searching for better feel.  The difference between the advanced and novice swimmer, is in the race, the advanced swimmers knows how to turn on feel when it may seem to slip away.  I’d like to cover three easy drills that can be done for any level swimmer that is in search of better feel for the water.

QT2 Systems, LLC signs two-year contract with blueseventy, USA

January 24, 2020

As one of QT2 Systems’ first sponsors when the team launched 15 years ago, blueseventy, USA rejoins the sponsor squad in 2020 with the hopes of creating a lasting partnership with QT2 Systems, LLC Triathlon Teams. 

New Season. Fresh Start. Save BIG.

January 01, 2020

It’s a perfect time to set some big goals.  Make this your year. 

Start 2020 off right! Save BIG on an individualized training program this 2020 with our #NewYear Mission Plan Sale.  QT2 Systems is offering a special New Year rate on its Annual Mission Plan Program for first-time athletes through January 7th.  See email for more information and discount code.  Happy New Year!!

Tapping Into The Power of Now With Your Sport

December 16, 2019

As a triathlete, a cyclist, a runner trying to achieve your goals, you are most likely very driven. Your competitive spirit is brimming over the top and that motivates you to train. Add in your job/career and your family and it’s clear how busy your life is. Add in the context of a culture that glorifies busyness and has made exhaustion a status symbol. Burnout and even resentment toward your sport of choice is a very real possibility.