Are You All In?
I was listening to a great podcast this morning during a long treadmill run. The guest, a sports psychologist, made a statement that caught my attention. He was talking about all sports, but used base-jumping as an example. “Are you all in, or do you stand on the edge a coward?” This can be applied to so much in life, and especially to our racing. Let me explain how I take this. It doesn’t mean that we over focus on sport and…
2016 Victoria 70.3 weekend
The 2016 version of the Victoria 70.3 saw great performances for all Advantage Multisport athletes. Where the day before had us experiencing cold winds and side gusts on our little shake out ride that added to prerace nerves, raceday dawned calm, comfortable and confident. I even saw looks of disappointment rather than relief when at bike check in it was stated that the swim would be shortened due to overwhelming weeds in the lake. This crew has been putting in the hard…
2015 Year in Review and 2016 Goals
2015 turned out to be one of the best years yet for Advantage Multisport athletes. We had one athlete race at Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Austria and another qualify for that race at Victoria 70.3. We saw 7 athletes qualify for 2016 USAT Nationals as well as several age group podiums, age group wins and overall wins. We saw multiple 70.3 and Ironman PRs, half marathon PRs and one athlete who raced over 10 half marathons, marathons and ultras, including her…
Advantage Multisport in the Local News
An inspiring article on top local Senior Athletes in Bellingham area. Advantage Multisport athlete Mike Palmgren is one of the featured subjects. http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/05/20/3002779/whatcom-seniors-enjoy-benefit.html
Xterra Sponsorship for 2013
Great to have Xterra on board as a sponsor to Advantage Multisport athletes again in 2013. I have used their wetsuits for the past 3 years and they are outright the most comfortable, flexible, fastest wetsuit I have worn. Very excited to be working with them again in the coming year!
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…
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…
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…
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…