Tag Archives: Safety

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

Finding a Balance

Learning to live a healthy, balanced life.

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