Mornings or Evenings?

Chances are you are either a morning person or you hate morning people. Well maybe not hate…but you are slightly annoyed by them.  Does it matter whether you work out in the morning or evening? Is one better or worse? That is the question I often get asked so I thought I would address it. … Read more


I talk a lot about balancing life and endurance training all the time with our athletes. It is by far one of the most difficult challenges I see people struggle with on a daily basis. Sometimes I feel like I juggle things pretty well, but when a tragedy occurs, you rethink everything. Last week, my … Read more

The Athlete In All Of Us

Over the past 11 years I have coached and worked with all different levels of athletes; from beginners to advanced, and everyone in between. The one thing they have in common is they are all athletes. Some of them say to me that they are not an athlete, but that is where I disagree. Everyone … Read more

Triathlon – It Is No Joke!

Sometimes even the best athletes get a little complacent. When your day in and day out routine consists of swimming, biking and running, you can become overconfident and even forget your short term goals. This seems more prevalent when training for a longer distance triathlon. When you have a shorter distance or a “B” race, … Read more

Leap of Faith

Sometimes it takes being pushed off the cliff to make the hard, and sometimes scariest,  decisions. I had never considered starting my own business and didn’t think I had the entrepreneurial skills to be successful. However, three years ago,  the company I worked for, Lifestyle Family Fitness, was bought out by L.A. Fitness. We were … Read more

Training Partners

2/1/2015 There are two types of people when it comes to training; the ones that have to have a training partner and those that prefer to train on their own.  During different times as an endurance athlete I have been both.  In the beginning, starting out I didn’t know anyone to train with and did … Read more

Training For a Big Race

12/1/2013 So you have signed up for a big race like Gate River Run or 26.2 with Donna but not sure where to start or what kind of training plan to use? I will go over the main points that you want to think about when deciding on a training plan, where and when to … Read more

Indoor Training

8/1/2013 Raise your hand if you hate to run on a treadmill? How about doing two or more hours on spin bike? I always get some kind of grumble from the athletes I train, when I give them an indoor specific work out. There are some concerns about indoor training to be careful of; however … Read more