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Triathlon Training Camp for Women

Are you tri-curious or just needing to get back into triathlon training? Just to let you know that we are holding a triathlon training camp for beginners, or ladies who need to just want to “get back into it” – or even just a social weekend of triathlon training! If you are coming to the …

Belly fat in my middle (age)?

I hear this often from women. “I need to lose this belly”. But, I am too stressed, not in a good place, I am busy, or a raft of other reasons. I too, have battled with belly fat since my mid-40s and now that I’m 50, I have finally found a way to tackle it. …

Outspoken Women

If you’re a Stacy Sims fan, then there’s a fantastic opportunity to attend the annual Outspoken Summit presented by Triathlete Magazine, which is a collaboration between Shift Sports and Live Feisty Media. Outspoken is an opportunity for women in triathlon to connect with like-minded women, hear from industry leaders, and develop leadership skills related to …

Through the Barrier and Across the Line

This is the story of a young athlete, affectionately known as Oozy, from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and how she broke through some cultural barriers to achieve her dream of competing in a long distance triathlon. In 2015, I met a local cyclist in Dubai.  She was slight, small, and understated.  She was riding with …

Find Your Why

Every woman has a reason [WHY] she competes and Women For Tri want to know yours! Post a picture with a quote depicting [WHY] you Tri on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #whywetri and you could be featured in one of their  weekly [WHY] campaigns. Women For Tri’s mission is simple: “To identify and diminish primary barriers to entry and mobilize …

Running – Why Warming Up Is Important

I have to admit it, I am a terrible runner, but I am on the way to improvement. I’ve taken running classes and I practice.  Last December,  I raced in my first 21 kilometre race since the RAK 1/2 Marathon in 2015.  I completed the race without enough training but also without injury. Here are …

Triathlete Talk: Thank The Plank

In a previous article, I spoke about the importance of strength training to prevent injury.  Let’s look at how developing a strong upper body (core) can help you to be a stronger swimmer and have better posture in the water. During the last decade or so, the importance of having a strong core for faster …

Triathlete Talk: Injury Prevention by Strength Training

Strength training is vital for proper training in order to enhance performance and decrease the risk of injury.  Any triathlete who embarks on a training programme without specific strength training is putting him/herself at risk of injury and decreased ability to generate force in a wide range of motion. In order to realize your potential as an athlete, …

Lifestyle Weight Management Programme

One of my personal challenges is food. I love food. All types of food.  Seriously, food speaks to me. EAT ME. Especially thick spicy Indian curries with loads of sauce on, and cheese, olives, French bread, you name it, every thing that I am not “supposed to eat” shouts out to me from the supermarket …

INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN – Swimming Across the Channel

On the 2nd of September 2017, British ocean swimmer Deborah Herridge successfully completed a solo swim across the English Channel. During her three years of swimming training, she contracted severe pneumonia, putting her long time ambition at risk.  She spent three months in bed, could hardly walk up a flight of stairs and her health …

Female Cyclists with GRIT

Female cyclists are on their bikes and rolling This week saw the kick-off of the third year of the Urban Ultra Women’s Cycling League, further raising the profile of women’s cycling in the UAE. Aimed at heightening awareness of women’s cycling, achieving more media exposure and ensuring women’s cycling is well represented within the cycling …

What is Your Stress Coping Strategy?

How are you coping lately?  Feeling the pressure? All kinds of people experience stress, whether they are based in an office, in the home or on the road.  Do you have a coping strategy? You might have lists, “be looking on the bright side”, goals, inspirational Post-it notes, copious quantities of coffee, 20 cigarette breaks …

Is Your Brain Fit?

It is often said that having a healthy brain is not only vital to happiness and fulfillment in life, but also vital to success at work. A couple of previous employers of mine were under the impression that being very physically fit was part in parcel of performing well at work. This is partially true, …