Triathlon Training Camp for Women

16 October 2019 sandspirations 0

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 […]

Belly fat in my middle (age)?

11 July 2019 sandspirations 0

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 […]

Outspoken Women

2 July 2019 sandspirations 0

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 […]

Through the Barrier and Across the Line

20 April 2019 sandspirations 0

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 […]

Road to Recovery – Is Your Training Turning You Upside Down?

2 June 2018 sandspirations 0

Are you a tired athlete? Training to get fit, or stay fit can become obsessive.  Training plans must be flexible to be effective and include recovery. Doing a workout just to satisfy the plan is doing it backwards (Joe Friel). Peer pressure can also lock you in to a daily training […]

Find Your Why

2 May 2018 sandspirations 0

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 […]

Running – Why Warming Up Is Important

6 January 2018 sandspirations 0

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 […]

Triathlete Talk: Thank The Plank

28 December 2017 sandspirations 0

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 […]

Triathlete Talk: Injury Prevention by Strength Training

11 December 2017 sandspirations 1

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 […]

TRIATHLETE DIARIES – Lisa Hancox is a Quintessential Female Triathlete. Why?

27 November 2017 sandspirations 0

Read the story of elite female triathlete and swimming coach Lisa Hancox who resides in Dubai and has been racing in triathlons for 4 years. During this tenure she has raced and won in various long distances races. She set her first long distance goal as the Ironman South Africa […]