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Everyone Can Have a Bad Race

Everyone Can Have a Bad Race

by: Joella Baker This past Saturday I headed to Virginia for the Kinetic Half Ironman. I went into the race knowing it was a training day, but it was still a race none the less. The purpose, two fold. To support Jeff Platt as he raced his first half Ironman and to see how out […]

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Swimming Tips

Swimming Tips

by Joella Baker Tip off season to improve your open water swim training, use the following drills to help you. Practice sighting during most swim workouts. Get some friends and practice swimming in a crowd. Find a friend you can draft off of to practice how to do the same thing in open water. Swim […]

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Time to pull out or buy a bike trainer

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Time to pull out or buy a bike trainer

by Joella Baker (newsletter 11/16/12) Budget You can get a great bike trainer from $125 up to $700. If you get a Computrainer, add another $1000 on to that price. You don’t have to go expensive to get a good workout in. Consider Size How much space do you have? Certain models aren’t easily tucked […]

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Get Fit Families Kids Corner

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Get Fit Families Kids Corner

by Joella Baker (newsletter 11/16/12) Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids during the winter? If you have access to a gym, or even your basement, you can do these fun drills with your kids to keep them active, allow them to have fun and stay in shape during the winter […]

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Off-season and Winter Cycling Ideas

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments
Off-season and Winter Cycling Ideas

by Joella Baker (newsletter 10/31/12) Offseason and winter cycling can be a really tough time for triathletes. Athletes are coming off training hard and trying to find ways to stay fit. The shorter days and winter months are really tough for those of us living in Western PA. Therefore, it’s time to get a little […]

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Rev 3 Triathlon: Big Day for Get Fit Families

| October 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Rev 3 Triathlon: Big Day for Get Fit Families

by: Joella Baker (newsletter 9/10/12) I know I will ramble a bit through this, but I’m still on cloud nine from the weekend and so proud of everyone! Enjoy the ride, it was Cedar Point after all. Coaches dream of their perfect race day, let alone race weekend. I certainly do and I have had […]

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The Key to a Good Taper: REST!

| September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Key to a Good Taper: REST!

By: Joella Baker (newsletter 9/27/12) As many of you approach your last race of the season, you need to look at how you plan to taper for that last big event. It’s not easy. Trying to figure out the perfect taper takes a lot of practice. You need to figure out the perfect blend of […]

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Making it all worth while

| August 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Making it all worth while

by: Joella Baker (newsletter 8/13/12) I’m often asked how I continue to train day in and day out, meet all of you early every morning, and not stop. I wish I had an easy answer for you, but I guess the bottom line is I love the sport of triathlon, but most of all, I […]

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Triathlon Rules and Penalties

Triathlon Rules and Penalties

by Joella Baker (newsletter 5/29/12) Triathlon season is here and it’s important you all know the rules and regulations. USA Triathlon USA Triathlon (USAT) is the sanctioning authority for most, if not all, triathlons you will participate in and they have rules. The USAT states that these rules are designed to “maintain consistency and order […]

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What Should I Wear at a Triathlon?

| February 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
What Should I Wear at a Triathlon?

By: Joella Baker (Newsletter 2/26/12) As little as possible! Just joking. There are a lot of great triathlon suits out there, so take your pick. We do have team suits available for the Get Fit Families Triathlon Team. We can purchase extra small suits for the kids. But if you’re looking on the retail market, […]

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The Importance of A Training Schedule

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Importance of A Training Schedule

By Joella Baker (Newsletter 1/29/2012) It doesn’t matter if you’re training for a 5K, a marathon, a Sprint Triathlon or an Ironman, if you plan to be successful, it’s important to follow a training plan. Whether you follow a plan online, choose a Hal Higdon plan, a Tri Newbie plan or you simply follow your […]

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Kids and Exercise : What should kids eat to run well?

| August 26, 2011 | 0 Comments
Kids and Exercise : What should kids eat to run well?

By: Joella Richard Baker (newsletter 8/26/11) Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You must eat breakfast to have energy. The fuel you get from your breakfast will give you energy in school and will also give you energy all the way up to your cross‐country practice or meet. Good things to eat […]

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Make sure your kids learn to swim

Make sure your kids learn to swim

By Joella Baker (newsletter 7/8/11) One thing all kids should learn is how to swim. I can’t remember not being able to swim. From the time I was barn, we had a swimming pool and in the summer, I lived in the water. I loved racing my sisters, seeing how long I could hold my […]

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