Advantage Multisport

2013 – Going Long Again

Let me start by apoligizing for the poor updating of my website. I don’t blog often. I would rather spend the time with my family or working hard on the planning I do for the athletes I get to work with. From a business perspective I know it is important, but I have had a great referral base the past several years and have not needed to spend a lot of time advertising for clients.  But today I felt a spark to update…

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2012 Season Kicks Off!

The Advantage Multisport team has had a great start to the season.  Francie Gass has been crushing her age group in all of her run races, setting course records along the way in races from Bellingham to Arizona.  Jeannie Gilbert has set 2 PRs on half marathon courses this spring, then another PR at the Onionman Triathlon last weekend.  She is on track for a great season in her build for Lake Stevens in July.  Another new athlete to AM is Kansas…

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Trainer turns locals into ironman athletes

by MICHELLE NOLAN – THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Lora Olinger said it all when she said, “Everyone finished with a smile.” Or, as Jeanette Crooks put it, “Others kept telling me, ‘great smile, great smile!” ” “Everyone” was Bellingham trainer Daryl Smith’s team of nine first-time Ironman triathlon participants from Whatcom County. They all finished well under the 17-hour limit in high heat during the recent Ironman Canada at Penticton, B.C. “Daryl is just an amazing trainer,” said Gina Crosswhite, recalling Smith’s 10-month…

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Key workout strategies

Balancing Peak Performance with Life. by Daryl Smith, PT USA Triathlon Coach Objectives – Balancing training with life – The Key Workouts Strategy (KWS) – Periodization – Race-specific KWs – Insuring recovery between KWs The essence of the KW strategy: “Never forget that endurance training and competition are supposed to nurture good health and well being, not compromise it. Any workout decision that compromises health in any way is unacceptable. When you push your body with a long or hard workout, you do…

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