Why Recovery Is Critical to the Training Process

In order to understand how training works, first consider what happens to your body during an intense workout. When you exercise vigorously, your metabolism increases, raising your internal temperature. Your body draws on the fuel it stores in your muscles: glucose and adenosine triphosphate (ATP). But your fuel supplies are limited, and your bodys cells […]

Six Items for Your Recovery To-Do List

As a coach, I know it can be difficult to get athletes to understand the importance of recovery. Oh, they probably all get it on an intellectual level, but on an emotional level, they often just don’t buy it. They feel like they need to be working to gain improvement and it’s simply counter-intuitive that […]

Welcome to the World Ruby!

I am ecstatic to announce the birth of my daughter, Ruby Roberta Cook.  She came on December 13th at 10:40pm.  She was 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and 21 inches long.  She was delivered by a midwife at the Birth Cottage in Milford, NH and Kristen delivered her in the tub, which was a first and […]

Lessons Learned from 50 Mile MTB ride

So….usually you get what you deserve.  This was true for my most recent race which was the Vermont 50 mountain bike race. The day was unseasonably warm for late September and I had not trained as much as I had hoped for the almost 9000 feet of elevation change on the backwoods trails of Vermont. […]

Excited to join the Peak Triathlon Coaching Team

I am so excited to join the Peak Triathlon Coaching Team.  The value of a Coach. My triathlon journey  forever changed when I made the investment to work with my coach. The greatest impact on my triathlon journey was working with a coach. A dedicated knowledgeable professional in your corner working with you to set […]

What It Takes to Qualify for Kona

Now that 2017 is officially under way, I wanted to share a post about what it takes to qualify for this iconic race. Almost every long course triathlete watches the coverage of the race every year and most say “I’m going to get there someday” and dream of some day racing in Kona. With that, […]

Kona 2016- Getting It Done for the 4th Time!

For starters, I apologize in advance for how long this is.  However, I felt it was worth sharing the full experience and journey to get across the line this year.  After Ironman Texas, I was in an interesting spot. I was fit, but I knew my 3rd child would coming along in less than 2 […]