Tag Archives: Open Water

Swim pointers and observations for new triathletes

I’m not an experienced triathlete, but I am comfortable swimmer.  My mom, (a.k.a. Mama Chris) will be swimming on teammate Abra’s HyVee Triathlon team next month so we’ve been talking quite a bit about what she can expect.  She asked me to put together some thoughts/observations/”things that surprised me” for her so I thought I’d […]

Lake Training Safety

A 17-year old drowned in a West Des Moines’ Blue Heron Lake at Raccoon River Park yesterday while swimming with a group of friends, apparently after becoming fatigued and panicking.  Raccoon River park is a popular place for triathlon training and I’ve seen people of varying comfort and skill levels swimming for fitness in the […]

Fitness Fatale

Conquering Fitness Goals One at a Time

BS in the Midwest

why not Iowa?

GG's Tri Blog

A geeky triathlete's 2 cents on various topics...


The words of Mike Buenting! Endurance athlete and coach

Running With Hashimoto's

My journey to remission

San Diego Fitness Diva

Distance runner and fitness enthusiast who loves coffee & leafy greens

Mastering the Uphill Shift

Musings of an Amateur Armchair Cycling Enthusiast