My own wanderlust was recently satisfied when I decided to hit the road from Colorado Springs to Palm Springs in our 2006 Honda Element. My wife Shelley was already scheduled to join her mom for a conference in North Carolina which gave me an...
by Cherie GruenfeldNovember 21, 20184 min read0 Comments
Aren’t we all striving for success? We train, make plans, organize things, troll the internet for advice and inspiration, and then we train some more. Yet, so often we go into a race feeling like there are a great many things we’ll face that are out of our control.
by Cherie GruenfeldOctober 24, 20183 min read0 Comments
In 1978, fifteen fearless souls stood on a Waikiki beach preparing for a day that would combine the 2.4 mile Waikiki Rough Water swim, the 112 mile Around the Island bike ride and the 26.2 Honolulu Marathon. They called it Ironman. The winner that day was Gordon Haller, finishing in 11 hours, 46 minutes.
by Cherie GruenfeldSeptember 27, 20184 min read0 Comments
My race season is complete and now it’s time to do some fun racing. But the fun comes to an abrupt end when, during an Olympic race, I violently meet a Sprint racer on the same bike course. I end my day in the ER with the diagnosis of four bone fractures: two in my pelvis and two in my hip socket. This can’t be good.
by Cherie GruenfeldMay 09, 20172 min read0 Comments
Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned competitor, it takes a lot of hard work and determination to prepare for an Ironman. Completing a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile ride and 26.2-mile run—there’s a reason only a select few are able to successfully complete these back-to-back events, and even fewer who excel.
by Cherie GruenfeldJanuary 23, 20172 min read0 Comments
The process of getting ready for your big goal race of the season starts long before summer. If you want to achieve your highest potential during your goal race, you need to participate in months of strategic preparation to get your body performing at...
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