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I know you're not a jet aero plane But you see my baby's waitin' at the station So give me just a little more acceleration Choo choo train…   Yes, needed a little more acceleration after the swim! A decent race to end 2017! Result: 10:34, first AG 30-34, 2nd AG OA, 11th OA Swim: 45:06 (2nd fastest female OA). The swim was great. No complaints when swimming with a current. ;) I started back in the start line a little further than I wanted. I would estimate a good 150 swim...
Posted on 2017-10-03
Triathlon Training Q and A Series with Elite Triathlete and Coach, Morgan Chaffin Here our series of question and answers continues with Morgan. This question pertains to stretching and its relationship to different types and performance. Question #2: How much yoga or stretching, and what types, should be incorporated into triathlon training? A: I always recommend stretching over yoga during the season. Time is often a large factor when training for triathlon, and I want athletes to focus o...
Posted on 2017-09-29
Thanks for joining us!  In the coming weeks, a series of questions about triathlong training will be answered by Morgan. Morgan is an SPT sponsored athlete, elite triathlete, triathlon coach, masters swim coach, and a lecturer at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Here we kick off with Question #1! Q: When working on running speed and distance, do you start at the pace you want to run the full distance at, do you increase your speed as you reach certain distances like 5k, 10k, etc., or do ...
Posted on 2017-09-05
This is an amazing account of this this truly extreme event - read on for all the gory details by our very own Morgan Chaffin, Professional Triathlete .... When Kris Story first mentioned Alaskaman, I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into. But I’m always up for a challenge.  Extreme triathlon, approximately ironman distance, why not? I signed up the moment registration opened with my heart set on doing well. Whether my coach, Shawn Weirick of Triple Threat Racing, tho...
Posted on 2017-07-22
It’s starting to heat up outside! It is very important to be prepared for the rising temperature. It can take up to fourteen days to get acclimated to the heat. Exercising in the heat can be very risky. Take extreme precautions to avoid any life threatening heat related illnesses. Always consult your physician, health care professional, and physical therapist before beginning any exercise routine. Additionally, carry your cell phone and tell a friend where you are going. Here are four simp...
Posted on 2017-06-21
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