Friday, 06 December 2013 00:10
News: New Head Coach ...
By Devon Palmer (Posted on November 26, 2013 by palmertri)
NEW HEAD COACH
I am and always will be the CEO of Palmer Tri, LLC but I am excited to announce I’ve hired a new HCO (Head Coaching Officer). The previous HCO was fired at the beginning of August for gross negligence, unforgivable incompetence and a severe scruple deficiency (that is to say, he was unscrupulous). Before and after this individual I myself served as HCO. With all my other duties for the company...
Elongated Duodenums & Neil Diamond...
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 06:10
Going Off Course - In the movie, "What About Bob?," the multiphobic Bob Wiley, hilariously portrayed by Bill Murray, was asked by Dr. Leo Marvin, portrayed by Richard Dreyfus, to discuss his (Wiley's) divorce, to which Murray's character replied, "There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who like Neil Diamond and those who don't."
When you think about it, few people are ambivalent about Neil Diamond. They either hate him, or, like Eden Prairie triathlete/mom/IT consultant, Marisa (pronounced "Mare-ree'-sah) Skees,love him more than life itself.
Why does Marisa adore Neil Diamond so dang much? Is it his music? Sure. Her favorite ND tune is "Cracklin' Rosie," which might be a drug metaphor, but we're not sure. She (Rosie) is a "store-bought" woman who makes "me sing like a guitar hummin,'" which suggests that she might be a prostitute. Once again, we're not sure....
What Are You?
Monday, 02 December 2013 00:10
By Olivier Poirier-Leroy (swimswam.com)
We all have our own little idiosyncrasies as swimmers. Perhaps you will recognize some of the following characters from your own team and groups, and maybe you will see a striking resemblance to a way that you perform at the pool.
Here are 15 common swimming characters we find in our lanes on a day-to-day basis–
The Meet Swimmer. The crunch time performer, the athlete that stands up on the blocks at meets and swims times that do not correlate whatsoever with the times they perform in practice....
Expectation Adjustment Stuff...
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:10
By Marty Gaal (for usatriathlon.org)
Part of any well-rounded athletic training program includes realistic goal setting. Goal setting can be as simple as losing X amount of weight and ‘getting into better shape,’ or targeting a specific time or performance goal at a specific event. In the endurance athletic world the tendency is toward the latter although there is nothing wrong with the former.
As the season progresses, you should see measurable results via improved body...
Stuff About Beets...
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:10
By Matthew Kaey, RD (for triathlon.competitor.com)
Work this nutrition-rich root vegetable into your diet for performance gains.
Who would have thought that a root vegetable would be the next big ergogenic aid? Yet, a batch of research strongly suggests that a beet a day may, well, help you beat the competition. Case in point: A 2012 study by researchers at St. Louis University found that subjects who ate about 1½ cups of beets 75 minutes before a running test were able to move at a faster clip and perceived less exertion than those who didn’t take in the ruby vegetable pre-exercise. The scientists surmise that naturally occurring nitrates in beets are converted to nitric oxide in the body which functions to widen blood vessels, thereby allowing for increased blood flow, and subsequently the...
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