My name is Kelly Hadiaris, and I am the owner and lead coach at Track Cat Fitness. I am here to help you Attack Your Goals! I offer highly personalized and impactful endurance sports coaching to athletes of all ability levels.
I believe every sports dream you have is an opportunity for us to transform it into a goal and ultimately your reality through an effective, meaningful and fun process.
What are the best tips for running cold weather races? This is a question I’m seeing a lot because it is Richmond Marathon weekend. With one day to go forecasts are predicting temps in the 20’s at the start and 30’s at the finish! This is FREEZING! However, don’t stay home and pout. Get out …
NOT a substitute for seeing your doctor....but helpful site for those who will google their symptoms tirelessly anyway. Gives you some ideas on what the issue may be which might stop the mental spiral when injury strikes & before your first healthcare appt. ... See MoreSee Less
Get #trackcatstrong Triathlon and the running discipline in particular is a catabolic sport. In short: It breaks down your muscles.
In order to keep your body in an anabolic state (building muscle) you need to fuel properly. Carbohydrates before and during long and hard sessions. A recovery snack of 4:1 carb protein ratio immediately following the intense sessions and/or sessions over an hour.
Also, the non-competition/off/flexiblity/dreaming/winter season (whatever you like to call it) is the time to hit the gym/weights. The days of the waif ruling the roads in endurance sport are long gone. It is a strength sport and winter is a good time to build strength. Work your core. Correct specific imbalances/trouble areas.
Pick up heavy things. Put them down. : ) With a periodized approach, come competition season you'll be in maintenance mode (at best as you juggle volume/intensity/racing and life) vs building muscle mode.
-Strength conditioning has many benefits and certainly has a place in endurance sports.
Your training is awesome. You feel stronger than ever. Pushing new paces, meeting milestone mileage and keeping up with your hard training group are the norms for you. This could finally be your big year and you’re secretly convinced you might just be invincible. Then, one terrible day you wake up a...
Winners are made in the winter. Get set for success come spring by training hard and having fun doing it through the winter months with Track Cat Fitness! New for 2018 we have an affordable Club Level program! A training plan with coach attention and group support plus exciting challenges to keep things interesting! ... See MoreSee Less