Author: McCourt Leadership

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win...

Eagleman was a tremendously fun race and already I'm putting it on my calendar for next year---it's flat and fast, the food choices are fantastic in all price ranges and the drive to get there is pretty darn easy. The weather was really rainy and...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5K-DXt9djA] Someone asked me about nutrition for their first 70.3 at Eagleman next weekend, along with wondering if they should bring a space tube. I thought my answer would be helpful to anyone planning for a 70.3. And my answer about the bike tube...

[caption id="attachment_3316" align="alignnone" width="640"] Sitting outside my office because I forgot my keys![/caption] As I try to get out and ride to work once per week (a nice 36 miles round trip), it's important to watch out for those texting drivers, the ones who try to...

Remember that amazing chocolate pie I made from Gluten Free Gus back in February? Well, when I find something great like that I make it again and again. That darn dessert is impressive to bring to guests, have at your own dinner party and is...

[caption id="attachment_3287" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Photo from Ironman.com[/caption] What does a pro do when she starts the run 20 minutes behind 1st place at Ironman South Africa? Well, for Vermonter and mom of three Jessie Donovan, the answer is put forth a spectacularly gritty run and never...

Good coffee, really good coffee, is the only coffee worth drinking in my book. However, I actually drink more caffeinated coffee when I'm on vacation than in my regular life. In training, I will have a few caffeinated gels mid-race, but rarely before. ...

[caption id="attachment_3223" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo from FinisherPix.com[/caption] As a KPR-point heavy championship race, a top-10 performance here nearly assures a trip to Kona. With a shortened 1.9 mile swim, 40k+ winds and a stacked field, Ironman Melbourne gave us a glimpse of what might be in...