Tri Chat with Lise Waltenbury

A podcast to encourage and engage triathletes across all distances and representing all athletic abilities. Tri Chat with Lise Waltenbury embodies the heart and soul of what makes everyday training so rewarding: testing our ability, overcoming challenges, and realizing our potential to fulfill or dream to cross the finish line! Elevating Athletes Performance.
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Elevating Athletes Performance

Jul 6, 2019

It's been a full year since my last episode of Tri Chat.  While it wasn't my intention, my overly ambitious schedule last year has left me a little burnt out.  

I had lost that loving feeling for training and triathlon in general. I didn't want to feel that way.  I want to be able to enjoy the sport for many years to come. You can check out my blog post about being ready to train again. 

I still plan to qualify for Boston in my 70's (or sooner)

My 2018 Race schedule:

  • 3 x 70.3, with one of them in Michigan
  • 2 Ragnar races, one of them being 5 days after Michigan
  • A full marathon only 3 weeks after my last 70.3

I changed my strategy this year and only I'm only racing short races for fun.  

My 2019 Race schedule:

  • Around the Bay 30K, 3 person relay
  • Butter Tart Trot 10K in my home town
  • Charity bike ride at the cottage
  • Ragnar Trail in Ontario at the end of August
  • Mystery destination race, not yet planned

Monday night speed/hill work is all about the following:

  • consistency
  • getting faster
  • friendships
  • getting out of my comfort zone
  • showing up even when I don't feel like it.

While I am feeling better and getting some more runs in, I'm still not ready to race this year.  But, thankfully, I have friends who are just crushing it this triathlon season. 

We will be hearing from them in the coming weeks.  We will follow their journey.  They will share their training, struggles, successes with us.

At the time that I am recording this, the Muskoka 70.3 is tomorrow. A special shout out to 2 of my Baydogs Dany and Danielle who are both racing their first 70.3 in the morning.  I can't wait to hear all about it.

We would love to hear from you.  Please send us your race reports and you can be featured on one of our upcoming podcasts. 

You can send a written report, with photos, similar to what you post on facebook, or you can also send an audio file that we can play on the podcast.  This really is the preferred method for sharing your race report. I love to hear your voice.  

I've registered and NOT registered for races based on other peoples race reports.  

Creating and sending an audio file is easier than you think.  Most smart phones come equipped with a voice recording app.  On the iPhone, it's called voice memos. 

Open the app, follow the steps and when you are happy with the recording, share via email to Voila.

If you like our show, please help spread the word and tell 3 friends. Subscribe to Tri-Chat podcast so you always know when the new episodes come out.

Check out @Grantboyermusic on FB.  He created al the music in this episode. You can also check out his videos on You Tube. 

Until Next time, have a great active week.