The Dynamo Masters Holiday Swim Schedule is OUT and there are only 26 days til New Year’s Eve!!
And you know what happens at Dynamo Masters on New Year’s Eve…
#TBT “The Crew” after swimming 13k to ring in 2013!!
After a nice long offseason with more time spent drinking Red Bull at the pool and talking on the wall than actually swimming, I’m ready to get back to work! It’s almost 2014, which means I have a 14k SWIM to get ready for!
I kicked off this week with a Coach Maria aerobic swim set to help me ease my way back to swim fitness. You can be sure I’ll be doing plenty of sets like this and gradually building up the distance in the next 26 days!!
Ok, not technically a water pic this week, but last time I checked, rain is water too!
And that’s me, SOAKED after a very rainy run!
Why in the world would I be running in the rain?!?! Because I’m RACING this weekend!!!
My Dynamo teammate April Gellatly organizes a really cool women’s 5k series and this weekend is their annual Reindeer Romp 5k!
The last time I trained for a 5k race was with my roommate Kara in college. We only had a one week break from swimming, but we still managed to squeeze in a build and taper!
I can’t say I’m much better prepared this time around, but who can resist a race called the Reindeer Romp!?
The race is this SATURDAY at Chastain Park here in Atlanta. The gun goes off a 9:30 am. You can register race morning starting at 8am, OR you can register online RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW! I also think if you check out the SheMoves twitter feed you might be able to find a discount code!!
The race is ladies only, but guys are MORE than welcome to come cheer! Especially if they cheer for me!! See you there!!
Last weekend Hillary Biscay won the ULTRAMAN World Championship!
Hillary with Men’s Champ Miro Kregar. They don’t even look tired! (Pic via UltramanCanada)
And THIS Weekend, she’ll be in Atlanta for a Q&A and SMASH Night at all3sports!
The Friday Night event may be billed as Ladies Night, but gents are more than welcome. I can only imagine both men and women will be DYING to hear about Hillary’s Ultraman victory. What’s Ultraman? Three full days of crazy racing around the Big Island of Hawaii! You can read all about it in Lava Magazine’s coverage. And of course, you can ask Hillary on Friday!!
Hillary’s not visiting all3 just to talk tri. She and creative genius Michele Landry will be showing off their super cute SMASH clothing line. I’m partial to the Lava Berry kit, but really, you can’t go wrong. I want it all!!!
It all kicks off Friday at 5pm at all3sports. Can’t wait to see everyone there!!!
This weeks’ Osmo Water Pic Wednesday is Bozeman, Montana’s Gallatin River!
That’s my mom in the pic, checking her email and possibly contemplating a post-run ice bath. And how did I snap such a great shot?
I may have also sent a few tweets from this position.
I’m in Bozeman celebrating Thanksgiving with my folks, soaking up the last of the offseason and enjoying some car-free runs with GORGEOUS views and great company.
This week’s Water Pic comes with some good Osmo Nutrition news! All3sports now carries Osmo products! That means you can use my all3sports discount code CHURA15 and get 15% off my FAVORITE hydration products in store or online! Chase your eggnog with Osmo and go for a Thanksgiving run!!
All3sports put on an AMAZING weekend for the Atlanta triathlon community featuring a Q&A session AND swim clinic with Ironman Champion Andy Potts.
Even pros are allowed to ask fellow pros for pics! Thanks to Jason for the photo!
Meredith, aka SwimBikeMom, did a great job moderating the Q&A and has an excellent recap of the whole weekend posted on her blog. And Faux Runner, another outstanding ATL fitness blogger, highlighted a few of Andy’s tips in her own write-up. Both posts are definitely worth checking out!
I had a great time helping Andy with Sunday’s swim clinic. I loved getting to show off the Dynamo pool and meeting some Twitter and Facebook friends in person.
Mari caught me laughing when Andy asked me about my stretching routine (What’s stretching?!)
After the clinic Andy, Jess from TYR, and Brent and Sean from all3sports and I hopped in the pool for a little double secret swim session. It might be the offseason, but none of us were going to pass up an opportunity for some mid-day long course meters!
Andy came up with our main set of descending 200s. The goal was to descend both within each set of three 200s, and from round to round. I’m including our intervals for context. Try it out!! It will make that Thanksgiving turkey taste even better!!