A select group of individuals come to Hawaii to test themselves - against this legendary island, and the iconic sporting event that matches it in might and prestige. This is the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.
It's Monday!👊🏻Hopefully most of you have the day off. My girls are at Disney today with their grandparents so I have a huge list of things to get accomplished. Started my day w/8 miles with .25 mile hill (bridge) repeats @ steady state pace followed by .50 mile recoveries. I don't have access to hills unless I drive for an hour so the next closest thing (besides treadmill incline) is this bridge a few miles from my house. Boston "hill" training!💙🦄💛
Uphill repeats will help you get stronger and faster and will improve your running form all at the same time. ➖
Running up a hill encourages good running form because you’re forced to get up on your forefoot, lift your knees, and drive your arms to propel yourself forward. Try to run tall and plant your foot under your center of gravity while taking short, quick, powerful strides.
Muscularly, you engage everything from your lower legs to your hamstrings, hip flexors, core, and lower back when running uphill—all while fighting gravity. It’s essentially running-specific weight lifting for your legs. The stronger you can make these muscles, the more resilient you will be to injury.
Since you have to work harder to get up a hill than you do to move forward on flat ground, your heart rate will elevate more quickly, providing an instant stimulus to your cardiovascular system.
Form tips: when running uphill, lower your arms/hands to hips, just below your belly button.
Shorten your stride/quicken your cadence.
Keep your chest & shoulders open; don't hunch.
Focus on your breathing. ➖
When you reach the top, do a few long strides to get your form back to normal.
When running downhill, slightly lean back and focus on your feet landing softly, mid-foot with minimal impact. ➖
Hills are speed work in disguise!
25km long run
Not my best today, not by a long stretch. Wanted to try and squeeze my long run in today as busy next couple of days but really wasn’t a sensible idea. I’ve had a high training week and did sprints yesterday and trying to add a long run to that was a bad idea. Shins were really very sore. It’s odd they almost feel stiff? The pain actually eases with running but the second I have to stop (I.e every 10 seconds in London 🚦) or change directly they are so sore. Normally if I have a plan in my head I stick to it no matter what but today I thought that running any further was going to do nothing more than risk a lot of damage. Feel a bit shit for doing a shorter distance but that’s just my head. No point risking a long term injury for a few extra I’m. Really debating if a trip to some kind of sports physio is needed 🙁 Other than that though I tried out my new running belt which was fab. Nowhere near as annoying as feared and I looked like some kind of serious explorer! #run#runner#running#runninginjury#girlswhorun#runnersofinstagram#womensrunningcommunity#marathontraining#longrun#tri#triathlon#triathlontraining#whywetri#tritraining
Monster hands in the water... shoulders and chest. Warmup prior to swim.
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Mindset is everything. Focusing on what I can do; not what I can’t do (yet). 👊🏼💥 Once upon a time (over a decade ago), I finished the Alcatraz swim. I was too young to have any concerns - I was just excited for something new and I had so much fun doing that swim!!! I dug through my swim box to find this cap...today was about remembering to have fun at whatever we do! 😁👊🏼💥✅ 3700 yards. Warm up = 250swim, 4x(125,75,25). 3x(75,50,25). Main set = 4x(2x100 fast on 2:00, 50 easy on 1:00). Held 1:09-1:12. Finished off with 300 easy. 200 kick/drill. 20x25 on :40 IM order. 300 easy. Done and Done! #usms#mastersswimming#swimtraining#swim#swimmer#swimming#instaswim#swimbikerun#alcatrazswim#openwater#tritraining#70point3training#sharkfestswim
The second part, the cycling, that is my thrive and space. Thrive because I never stop growing, always learning and develop it more, and space because I realize I don’t need to know everything ahead, or stress about it, I just need to be in the moment, learn and listen and trust the progress🙌🏽 Dear god I will never complain about the wind in Skåne again🙏🏽🚴🏽♀️
Glückwunsch an @neleschiefer und @phillipp_triathlon ! 🎉
Beide haben sich für RTV-Kader qualifiziert und starten im Mai beim Deutschland-Cup (DTU-Cup). 🏊🏻♀️🚴🏼🏃🏼
Wir freuen uns über diesen verdienten Erfolg unserer Tri-Kids und wünschen euch weitere erfolgreiche Jahre im Sport. 👏🏼💪🏼👍🏼 #ohnefleißkeinpreis
PS: Einen ausführlicheren Bericht, mit den Erfolgen der letzten Jahren, gibt es wie immer auf stimmel.de 🌍
It’s cold, wet and icy in Odense today, and my run was a bit slower than usual. Running next to the river was extremely slippery, pure ice. Only 31800 minutes until I head off to Australia!! So ready for summer🌅 #run#runner#GoPro#saucony