Caroline Kavanagh | Sep 18, 2021 Isn't running a marathon "on-road" tough enough? Obviously not for Ann!
Ann navigated the diverse and undulating off-roads of New England on the USATF-certified Green River Marathon course. The "road" surface was mostly packed dirt-and-gravel with a few sections of pavement at the end. The training suggestions for such a course are... "run on dirt roads, rolling hills, and long downhills to prepare, as even experienced marathoners complain ab
Caroline Kavanagh | July 30, 2021 I dubbed Patty "True Grit" while mesmerized by the live Ironman Lake Placid race app, as I impatiently awaited each of her run splits to "pop-up" on my phone screen as she raced.
Early in the day, Patty almost DNF'ed (Did Not Finish) due to a nagging injury that was abounding, but she took it down-to-the-wire....... and overtook five competitors in the last five miles of the marathon to reach her goal (crack top 15th in her age group). She t
Caroline Kavanagh | June 30, 2021 Yes, that's Tom Rickenbacker, "popping-a-wheelie," as he crossed the finish line after 142 miles and 9,000 ft of climbing, in the recent B2VT (or this year, renamed as B2NH) bike challenge. For those of you who don't know what the B2VT ride is, well, here on the East Coast if you are a cyclist or triathlete you know about this ride. It's intense, it's grueling, it gets progressively harder and there is a time cut-off. This ride is not for the
Caroline Kavanagh | Dec 21, 2020 Most athletes are familiar with the concept of training periodization. It refers broadly to training that is structured around periods of progressively-loaded training stress followed by rest. Most periodized training plans are organized by macro, meso and micro cycles.
The macro cycle refers to over three months to one year (or season) of training and competition, and is made up of meso cycles consisting of week to month blocks. Each meso c
Caroline Kavanagh | Oct 6, 2020 On Heather's recent "fun" 90-mile weekend ride she amassed 18 "Queen of Mountain" (QOM) Crowns! To be the local heroine and rack up just one coveted Crown you need to be both fit and fast. To rack-up 18 QOM's on one ride requires fit, fast and on-fire! All boxes are checked! For those of you not familiar with Strava (ride/run/swim tracking app), a Crown signifies the top performer on a given segment – King/Queen of the Mountain (KOM/QOM) or Cou
Caroline Kavanagh | Apr 6, 2020 The expression, "trust your gut" could not be more accurate when associated with immunity. On March 12, 2020 the coronavirus outbreak was officially labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). An infection from the coronavirus can be a formidable threat to anyone – but older folks are in greater danger. Why? Historically the older we get, typically the weaker our immune systems become. But people of any age who have serious unde
Caroline Kavanagh | Dec 14, 2019 And if those stats don't WOW you then this might....
If Becky had been racing in the Professional Women's category she would have taken 9th place (Top 10) and... she is 48 years young! More than 10 years older than the thirty-something women in the professional grouping. Are you WOW'ed yet? I am!
Ironman Cozumel "topped-off" a phenomenal 2019 triathlon race season for Becky Paige. Simply put, the icing on the cake and a cherry on-top.... "pl
Caroline Kavanagh | Oct 11, 2019 From the moment we take our first breath to the day we take our last, our bodies are working hard to defend our health.
If we look to scientific research today around food, we can discover how what we eat can enhance our bodies ability to protect and regenerate itself. Our grocery store can become our drugstore if we look to the scientific research.
Food as medicine is not a new concept. Indigenous people from around the world have looked
Caroline Kavanagh | Jun 10, 2019 Becky's comment after the race... "I have never felt so good during the run section of a triathlon - EVER!"
My comment as I watched her live run splits posting via the Ironman website...
"SLOW THE HECK DOWN!" Obviously the opposite of what you would expect to be saying, as you cheer an athlete on, but she was running so fast.... roughly 15 minutes ahead of the second place woman. She just kept going..... and going..... and going..... and go
Caroline Kavanagh | May 2, 2019 Early this year, Janos Mako purchased a sleek Trek Madone carbon road bike and then came to the InsideOut Lab to perform bike to run metabolic assessments. This was all part of his plan for the upcoming race season. Janos' first race would be the USAT age group Duathlon National Championships in Greenville South Carolina. This early season race would kick-off his 2019 race season. Results = A+ score!
At the Duathlon National Championships his