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A Windy and Cold Santa Rosa 70.3 - Update from Cherie Gruenfeld

A Windy and Cold Santa Rosa 70.3 - Update from Cherie Gruenfeld

by Cherie Gruenfeld June 19, 2017

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A Windy and Cold Santa Rosa 70.3 - Update from Cherie Gruenfeld

A Windy and Cold Santa Rosa 70.3 - Update from Cherie Gruenfeld

by Cherie Gruenfeld May 25, 2017

I don’t do well in cold – water or air. And Santa Rosa was a real challenge in both areas. The good news about this weakness is that there’s a counterbalance. I handle heat and humidity better than many. But I digress – this weekend was not about heat and humidity.

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Triathlon Training: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

Triathlon Training: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid

by Cherie Gruenfeld May 09, 2017

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned competitor, it takes a lot of hard work and determination to prepare for an Ironman. Completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile ride and 26.2-mile run—there’s a reason only a select few are able to successfully complete these back-to-back events, and even fewer who excel.
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Key Workout Techniques for a Successful Ironman: Mastering the Run

Key Workout Techniques for a Successful Ironman: Mastering the Run

by Cherie Gruenfeld April 12, 2017

To get your body ready to perform at its best come race day, it is important to follow a training schedule that addresses each portion of the Ironman Triathlon. While every component of the Ironman race is designed to push your body to its limit, many Ironman experts will tell you that your performance in the running component is the make-or-break period in the race.
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3 Strategies for Completing the Ironman

3 Strategies for Completing the Ironman

by Cherie Gruenfeld February 25, 2017

Triathlon as a sport is still young, having begun in France in the 1920s when competitors participated in a race called “Les trois sports” —“Three Sports” —which originally consisted of crossing the channel Marne, a 12K bike ride and a 3K run.
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Optimize Each Workout by Identifying its Purpose

Optimize Each Workout by Identifying its Purpose

by Cherie Gruenfeld February 07, 2017

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Tips for Achieving Your Race Goals

Tips for Achieving Your Race Goals

by Cherie Gruenfeld January 23, 2017

The process of getting ready for your big goal race of the season starts long before summer. If you want to achieve your highest potential during your goal race, you need to participate in months of strategic preparation to get your body performing at optimal levels.
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Being A Runner

Being A Runner

by Cherie Gruenfeld January 18, 2017

Runners come in all shapes and sizes, male and female, young and old. We can find dozens of differences, but I promise you, all runners have one thing in common -   we all want to run faster.
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Periodization for Athletes: Plan Training for Optimal Performance

Periodization for Athletes: Plan Training for Optimal Performance

by Cherie Gruenfeld December 08, 2016

As the race and marathon season comes to an end, it can be tempting to want to take a break from your fitness regime...
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Start Prepping for Next Year's Race Season!

Start Prepping for Next Year's Race Season!

by Cherie Gruenfeld December 05, 2016

We’ve just enjoyed turkey and pumpkin pie at the family Thanksgiving dinner and soon we’ll be celebrating the Christmas holidays and all the good food and spirits that entails...
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The Benefits and Drawbacks of the Training Race

The Benefits and Drawbacks of the Training Race

by Cherie Gruenfeld October 28, 2016

Training for triathlons and marathons, whether it be Ironman or otherwise, requires a great deal of thought and effort...
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Ironman World Championships - Kona 2016 - Observations From A Spectator

Ironman World Championships - Kona 2016 - Observations From A Spectator

by Cherie Gruenfeld October 27, 2016

Following last year’s race, I officially “retired” from Ironman racing. But when October rolls around, I find that I’m drawn to the Big Island once again, and this year, as a spectator, I had the opportunity to view the event somewhat differently...
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