triathlon

Hydration and Race Day Tactics

July 7, 2014

Triathlon is a tricky sport. You can train perfectly and diligently, yet have a crummy race. Yes, I know this because as a Sherpa wife, I have witnessed MANY races. The good, the bad, the ugly. But after years of racing and a few trial and error “tactics,” I think it’s safe to say the kiwi […]

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Race Week Triathlon Tips and Repeating our Chances

May 28, 2014

I have to be honest, writing posts on pre race tips seems so repetitive to me, to us. I feel like we have been at this same place for years, racing triathlon. How many more will we keep pursuing it? But you know what? God only knows that, though there is one way to find out…. […]

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Eat to Perform: Gluten Free Beet Basil & Potato Mash

May 9, 2014

What’s more important, proper training or proper recovery? I’d say the two go hand in hand, yes? But I would also have to say that you cannot MAXIMIZE performance without proper recovery. Recovery is crucial, which means recovery food and fuel is too! Think about it, what you put in your body after you train […]

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Gut Health Webinar and Thinking out Loud

May 1, 2014

Well this is going to be a quick post. I have some final Healthy Bites orders I am working on and of course setting up the Healthy Bites giveaway and recipe for tomorrow. Any guesses on the flavor? But I wanted to chime in here for a sec to share a few things. My thinking […]

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How I became a Professional Triathlete and Why I Chase this Dream

April 23, 2014

It’s in me, it’s in us… this “DREAM BIG” syndrome. And honestly, I don’t know how to live any different. I married a dreamer, in fact, it’s one of the many reasons I did marry him. And it’s why we are both self employed! LOL! But dreaming has to start somewhere, somewhere within. It takes […]

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3 Gluten Free Recovery Snacks for Coffee Lovers

March 26, 2014

This week and next week have some pretty crucial recovery days for the kiwi. Why? Well, race season is about here. I can’t believe it, but his first race of the season is just a week away. That means he needs to train smart and recover properly in order to stay SHARP and HEALTHY! And […]

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How to Fuel a Professional Triathlete for Race Season

February 19, 2014

I always joke with my husband that feeding him (during hard training and race season) is like feeding a family of four. And when we go do training camps or have other triathletes come stay with us, it’s like feeding a village! These guys are small but need a lot of good fuel, especially if […]

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Computrainers and 2 Indoor Cycling Workouts

February 17, 2014

Hello Marvelous Monday! The Cotter’s are happy to report a that this weekend was warm and successful with training, fueling, work, etc. The kiwi says it’s a pretty darn good feeling when you don’t have to put on these layers for a 3 hour ride. I say it’s a pretty darn good FUELING when you […]

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When You Think You’re Failing, it’s Time to REFOCUS

January 9, 2014

Well I rarely post on a Thursday, but two things prompted me to write a “THURSDAY THOUGHTS ” or rather a TRUTHS post –> These TWO Inspiring women (Carla and Christine) and this devotional. So let’s talk about Healthy Bites. Let’s talk about how I haven’t promoted them much lately and took a break most of […]

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Our Off Season Budget & Home BAKED Holiday Gifts

December 9, 2013

Welcome to the second week of December. For us, it’s the start of base training while still in “off-season.” Meaning, no races of course, but the Kiwi will start his 2014 training prep. Thank goodness there will still be dog walking on the trails. Phew! The off-season always brings extra budgeting strategies as well. You […]

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