Susanne Davis
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My Blog
Welcome to my blog where I'll share training tips, detailed race reports and exciting things happening in my life. Enjoy.
Why Invest in a Bike FitThursday, June 12, 2014
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Invest in a professional bike fit! In any triathlon race the most time saved can be done in your bike leg! It’s the longest section of the three disciplines which provides the easiest leg to cut off some time! This can help you reach a podium finish or gain a qualifying spot for Kona! My…

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It will improve your cardiovascular system and ability to process lactic acid if you run at your Anaerobic Threshold. It improves your running ability while building teamwork and friendships. It’s a controlled environment to record consistent splits to use as a benchmark. The flat surface helps you maintain a high leg turnover around or above…

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I am an Ironman World Champion!Saturday, October 19, 2013

2013 IM World Champion 40-44 AG The Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii is like no other race on the planet. Before the swim starts at 7 am you’ll hear the thumping and pounding of loud hawaiian drums echoing as the sun rises sending shivers up your arms. The helicopters are flying above and a…

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The Night Before KonaFriday, October 11, 2013
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Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii! This is my 4th Ironman World Championship in Kona at the age of almost 42. As an athlete, coach and mom I am excited to share that when people give you the negative saying of “Oh just wait until you reach your 40′s or have kids” it could…

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Tip of the week: Never give up and find strength from those around you. Ironman is all about mental and physical toughness. At some point you have to make the decision to keep pushing.. Because anything is possible. Last Saturday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin I won the US Triathlon National Championships in my Age Group 40-44…

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Nutrition is a key component to Ironman training that is often not given the attention it needs. As a coach and one of the top amateur triathletes in the country, I field many questions on “my training plan”. I can count on both hands the number of athletes that have asked me about nutrition over…

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Course Record Achieved!Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday, I raced in the XTERRA Snow Valley Half Marathon and broke the course record by 20 minutes! This didn’t happen because of a well planned race schedule, taper and normal race routine. My TIP for this week leading into Ironman is their motto “Anything is Possible”. Ironman was developed in 1978 with people who…

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Fit for SpeedMonday, December 31, 2012
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I’ve always been intrigued by the triathlete that spends thousands of dollars on a bike or pieces of a bike to make it lighter while riding in a sub-optimal position. When I became a coach I really started to pay attention to details like this to help clients get the most speed and power out…

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Are you Ridin’ or Hidin’ ?Thursday, September 6, 2012
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As a coach I’ve spent many hours negotiating with clients to break away from the lonely roads of training by themselves and add a group ride in the mix. Yes, I know all the arguments of avoiding the group. They’re not my pace, it’s a sketchy ride and I heard they crash a lot, I…

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Going Old SchoolThursday, August 16, 2012

In an era of modern technology advances that could make your head spin, I recognize my blog might be the last thing you expected from a 21st century triathlete. PLEASE let me explain. All too often as athletes we are trying to raise our own bar not just from race to race but from training…

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