QT2 News/Blogs

Workout of the Month - TRX Progression 3

July 26, 2021

Join OutRival Racing Coach Reem Jishi as she takes you through the third progression in this full body TRX series.

Workout of the Month - Yoga & Mindfulness for Pre- and Post-Race

June 27, 2021

Looking for a good pre-race warm up routine?  exercises to help with flexibility post-workout?  developing mindfulness?  QT2 Systems Coach Tim Gerry takes you through his favorite yoga poses.  

My First Ironman

June 20, 2021

Signing up for your very first full Ironman is an exciting and scary time! If you are considering crossing the threshold over to the 140.6 distance, here are some things to consider.

While Ironman can provide personal fulfillment and a sense of a great achievement, it is important to be aware of the time and financial costs involved before hitting the confirm button on the registration page. Training will start off manageable, with anywhere between 5 to 10 hours a week. At the height of training, an athlete may get into the 15-20 hours per week range. (For some maybe more!) Does your career and family life allow for this type of time commitment? If not, maybe now is not the right time. If yes, then it is a good idea to sit down with your family, significant other and boss to explain WHY you want to do this, WHY it is important to you, and the time and money involved in this endeavor. If they know what to expect and the reasons as to why it is important to you, it will make it easier on everyone and you will find yourself with a good support system.

Athlete Spotlight - Jimmy Sosinski

June 08, 2021

Meet QT2 Systems One on One Coached Athlete Jimmy Sosinski coached by Tim Snow.

Workout of the Month - TRX Progression 2

May 25, 2021

Join Coach Reem Jishi as she takes you through the second progression in this full body TRX series.

Need Hip Mobility?? Hurdle!

May 16, 2021

As a high school and collegiate hurdler many moons ago, I trained to sprint, maneuver, stretch, eat, sleep and breathe everything with “hurdles”. I was my fastest and most flexible during this time of my life. Of course, youth and the specificity of being a sprinter and power-based athlete made me fast, but also, the hurdle drills and mobility routines I performed developed me into a more efficient runner, which meant “faster”. This hip mobility work molded coordinated movement patterns, improved my rotational balance and agility, and strengthened my core and lower body all while requiring my hips to develop fluidity, flexibility and a great range of motion.

Hiking - The Ten Essentials

May 12, 2021

If you’ve read the intrepid Jesse Kropelnicki’s thoughts on integrating hiking into your Ironman training, you know how beneficial it is. Hiking is a terrific opportunity to build durability and practice fueling, all while visiting some beautiful scenery. 

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.