Coach T Training Programs “I’ll make you work hard. I’ll make you have fun. And I’ll be cheering you on from the sidelines every step of the way.” — Coach T
That stretch from Mile 22 to 24 -- the hills are behind you, the Citgo sign is looming on the horizon in front of you, and that run down Boylston Street to the finish line feels within reach. Sending all my Boston Marathon mojo to those racing today and so grateful to all the women that led the charge fifty years ago that allowed us to prove our talent to the distance.
History matters. As we find ourselves rallying back to racing again after two long years -- take a moment to read this and really appreciate how far we've come and how important it is to celebrate the joy of racing itself. Women, we've had to work all the harder for the right to stand at the start line and earn the reward of the finish all the more for it. I for one watched this race with all the awe and inspiration of Joan's achievement - not at all knowing it was the foundation of my own marathon career but so loving the barriers she broke in the moment and the pride she offered us all equally.
Twelve years ago - on March 12th - I looked at the four nervous new runners standing in front of me and simply said -- "I've never taught a running class before so let's conquer this eight weeks of Running 101 together!" -- and so we did. And somehow here I am still coaching - and forever in awe of the miles, memories, successes, heartbreaks, injuries, and amazing fun I've had the honor of sharing with you individually - and as part of the CT3 family. What a ride it has been and I am forever grateful to all who have shared in the journey in so many ways!
You know my love for giving blood. With O Negative blood that only 7% have and 99% can use, I'm grateful I can give and determined to do so for any and all in need -- especially trauma patients and babies as such blood is most often reserved for. This week I gave blood in honor of a cherished friend who has recently been the recipient of another life saving measure -- organ donation. Today, she sent this photo in thanks for my donation. No, it's not my direct donation. But it is a donation from another dedicated donor and my pint is in the wings ready to step in where needed next. Never have I felt my contribution to the core as I did seeing this image. So grateful and can only hope this will inspire others to do the same. In such challenging times, we need these critical gifts of life that can be transported across land and sea to those in need.
The results are in! Who am I going to be cheering at Mile 8 of the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler this year? Give a shout out below so I can get my cowbell ready. And if this long two years has you needing a bit of Coach T training / track / weekend love to get you in race mode -- DM me and you know I'll get you rallied and ready! Let's do this!
Every year in December, I try to give my athletes a bit of a break from the regiment of the swim, bike, run focus with the joy of sharing in all life's joys in ways that will carry them forward into the year ahead.
'December to Remember' has been a slogan for all things from car sales to the best of holiday giving. This sometimes cliche and annoying slogan stuck in my head early on this year and rather than fight it, I embraced it and put it as our team mission. Today the reward proved itself by the story one of my athletes shared as noted below. I hope it inspires you to carry forward the motto that kindness above judgment always proves the wiser.
'I was at the vet for what should have been a quick visit but they too are hectic with the demands of the season so I sat in the lobby longer than expected. The woman across from me was what I would describe as 'snot filled' and not seeming to notice that others were nearby, blowing her nose at random to which I was admittedly a bit horrified. I'm so cautious about covid issues - as we all have come to be - I was admittedly irritated by her lack of regard for others around her. I tried to just distract myself and came upon your team email (see photo capture below). I read it and challenged myself to assess the situation from a position of compassion instead of frustration when I realized she wasn't sniffling... she was crying! I went over and sat next to her only to realize she had just had to say goodbye to the precious cat that had been so much a companion of her life.'
Never assume. Sit softly and give patience and learn first. You just never know what sitting in aide to someone you first saw as a challenge helps you learn of their struggles and others. At the same time remember that if in need - please allow yourself the gift of accepting help from others. The reward is shared equally I promise!
And yes, train, focus, and believe! Giving to yourself in ways that bring passion, health, and sanity to your life is what allows you to give to friends and strangers equally!
And he’s off and running!! Coach and his awesome home crew are cowbell ready to see him to an awesome marathon finish. Go @original.jeb GO!!!!
As an honored Boston Marathon runner, I couldn't agree more. Boston Marathon cheerleaders are the best of the best. Biased but cheerleaders -- yes we see you Humberto standing tall and proud in your awesome Boston Marathon jacket -- are indeed some of my favorite!
Double dose of from the awesome team today! cheers and smiles for @msmindbodyfit and @j_ingram20 as the celebration of their IM 70.3 North Carolina victories continue - and from @original.jeb and his big run prep partner Tom who crushed 21 miles with crazy smiles yesterday! Team up and have fun!
Oh for the joy of pre race smiles! Coach is proud and ready to cheer these to awesome athletes - @msmindbodyfit and @j_ingram20 - and all taking to tomorrow. You’ve got this!
Rise and shine Chicago, it's race time!! Good luck to all racing and a special shout out to Keira D'Amato who will be on the front lines leading the charge on the elite women's side. Go racers GO!!!
Your start line is waiting for you.
I was just talking about this legend of Ironman this morning at track. I've competed along side her in a few of those 45 Ironman races myself and can say for certain she is the definition of unlimited youth!
Unlimited Youth The Iron Nun Nike AD Ironman Iron Nun - Nike Ad 2016
How is it that it was 20 years ago that I stepped up on that water fountain to lay claim to my coordinator role over all you tall and handsome @dcfrontrunners. So glad to be one of the few women to hold that coordinator title but sure there will be more of us to follow!
It's been a long time since it's been a back to back in person racing - coach cowbell cheering - weekend. Worth the wait - and worth the long read ahead as well. Let's start with the goal crushing, solo and family all star Patriots Half Ironman event courtesy of Kinetic Multisports and their awesome events. When John-Eric decided to take on his first 70.3 event, he was smart to rally a coach to get him through (a bit biased of course but I'll own it for the moment). What he did that was even more to his favor? He rallied his family to do the relay as a way of supporting him as well! That his awesome sister Kiersten rallied my coaching support to get her half marathon ready for the run leg of the relay was my honor! To see his mom rally the swim - as was her talent and passion - and his brother Liam crush the bike to help challenge and motivate Jeb equally was truly fun, family spirited competition, and yet all in love and support equally. In showing to their shared spirit of sport, grit, and determination -- Jeb finished top in the Novice category and 5th in his AG, well beating our sub 6 hour goal with a 5:50 finish, and his family relay (A Hoo, A Bear, and a Lady) finished top of the relay category as well. As if that wasn't enough, on Sunday my cowbell and I got to stand at our beloved Mile 8.5 spot along Haines Point to cheer on athletes, alumni, and friends - Ritch, Patrick, Bill, Humberto, Amanda, Courtney, RC, Massa, and so many more familiar Cherry Blossom 🌸 10 Mile race faces. The weather proved well in our favor even if the blossoms were still hibernating. Congrats to all that got out there and got it done!!
Doing the USA and triathlon proud!! Congratulations Team!!
Our PTS2 women gave it their all at the Tokyo Paralympics Games! So proud of these women 🇺🇸
It's , , and all wrapped in one. Celebrating our flag bearer Melissa Stockwell USA as she and Chuck Aoki represent the USA as Flag Bearers for the opening ceremonies of the !
My heart aches for those who have been gearing up for this - Heather and Michelle that means you! - and for this country that has people who continue to make getting on with the passions of our life so impossible because of their own selfishness and chosen ignorance. That said, I know we all will rally through and cheer on all the World Champion athletes all the more in February 2022!
Ironman makes it official - world championship postponed to Feb., 2022 - Triathlon Today Triathlon Today: Your News, Our Passion. Fastest and most accurate independent news outlet for triathlon news, duathlon news and multisport news, offering a great mix of race reports of triathlon events, actual industry news, gear, human interest stories, pro- and age-group profiles, long course and...
No better day than a friday to remind all my athletes - old and new - that the key to training success is simply this: breathe, blow bubbles, and be glad cartwheels are not a part of our training plan! (watch to the end -- its worth it!)
You can always count on Dan Rather to bring true heart, compassion, and truth to all things. His insight is spot on and needs to be read by all who had anything to say about Simone Biles and other such judgements.
A Profile in Courage Simone Biles forced us to pause to think about sports and life. And for that we should all be thankful.
Wow, just WOW!!! What an Olympic Marathon race! Congratulations and such awe to Jepchirchiri and Brigid Kosgei on their gold and silver finishes. Tears and cheers and huge USA pride to Molly Seidel!!
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