Spotlight for this post is on SBMAT Ambassador, Sarah Fisk. Sarah gave me a grand tour of Lake Placid last weekend, and was a finisher there in 2014. (And yes, she signed up for 2016!). Thank you Sarah for being such a great ambassador and friend! Name: Sarah Fisk City/State: Loudonville, NY Age Group: 35…. (I’m 34, […]
“Just tell me what to eat!” That’s the request I get A LOT from new clients who are overweight, stressed because they have a big race quickly approaching and just want to feel better. The truth is, your body will tell you what to eat. You just have to pay attention. We’ve been given so […]
Ironman Lake Placid 2015 What: A race consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile marathon When: July 26, 2015 Where: Lake Placid, New York Who: Meredith Atwood, AG 35-39 (and 2500 other people) Thursday, July 23, 2015: Swim Bike Legal Drafting (and not the Bike Kind) My parents […]
I was telling the Expert tonight at dinner, “I have blogged nothing about this taper.” He said, “So what.” Then I am reminded by SBM die-hard, Debbie, on Facebook tonight that I used to blog a lot during taper. Dang. Tough crowd. Damned if you do… So taper. What is different this time? What is […]
The Ironman Lake Placid Race Report
Digging deep and suffering for those amazing, glorious words: YOU ARE AN IRONMAN! A sufferfest in Lake Placid, ended with such great joy. Read the report here.
Finding the Confidence to Reach your Goals
In this article from Meredith Atwood in Triathlete Magazine, she talks about finding the confidence to grab those goals and GET 'EM.
Triathlon was no different for me. At the beginning, it was all about what I couldn’t do. I can’t run fast. I can’t climb on a bike. I can’t clip out of my pedals. I had a form of triathlon-based negativity compulsion.
Then something inside of my brain clicked during training for my first Olympic-distance race. At some point, I decided that I was tough as nails and nothing could stop me. Both things are not actually true, but in my mind, I believed them, and these thoughts festered. “Hey, I am tough, because I am training for a triathlon!”
Tips for Making the Open Water Less Intimidating
In this month's Triathlete Magazine...
"My first open-water training swim may have been one of the worst in the history of open-water swimming. The horrifying tale went something like this: 43 degrees outside, 62 degrees in the lake and my first time in a wetsuit. I knew the open water would be tough, but I was a good swimmer. I would be fine." Read more...
Proud to be a Member of the 2015 Klean Athlete Team
Meredith Atwood is proud to be a member of the 2015 Klean Team USA. She loves the support and fantastic products by Klean.
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