It’s not about being superhuman. It’s not about squeezing every second out of every day. It’s about being realistic and honest with yourself. I mean really, deadly honest.
When I had my kids, it was a 7-year-period that I actually stepped back from the sport. I couldn’t do it all–well. You have to ask yourself: “What takes precedence in my life?” Achieving balance means having the courage to say “no” to things, not thinking you can “do it all.” If you want to achieve balance, and excel, you must give up something. When you do that, it works out. When I became a new mom, I just maintained my fitness. When the time was right, I came back to competitive racing. Also a note on efficiency, because this relates: most people train waaay too much. Stop that. Get a good coach, who can minimize those sessions that don’t optimize you. Nail the stuff that matters. Don’t waste time. And integrate! For example, if you have 20 minutes of down time, hop on your Vasa Erg. Find the pauses in life and make the most of them. ~Lisbeth Kenyon
Lisbeth Kenyon is a long-time user of the Vasa Swim Ergometer and four-time Kona Ironman Age Group winner. Her most recent win in 2013 was done in an impressive 10:03:26 at age 48.
Ironman World Championship Special Interview Salt Lake City based triathlete Nate Zarlengo has been racing triathlons for 11 years and has experienced incredible success by qualifying for the Ironman World Championships twice. During the 2021 Ironman Coeur D’Alene, Nate experienced a significant personal record by improving his swim time by 7 minutes. He went […]
Vasa had the privilege of interviewing #3 Ranked Paratriathlete Chris Hammer about his experience preparing for the 2020 Paralympic Games and why he considers the Vasa SwimErg a vital tool in his paralympic triathlon training preparation. We’re honored to call Chris a #VasaAthlete! Chris was born with one hand, the result of a congenital condition. […]
Full Body Strength & Conditioning Circuit for Swimmers, Triathletes & Surfers With Coach Dan Daly, CSCS This full-body swim conditioning workout was designed with an emphasis on speed and strength using the Vasa Trainer Pro. (Note: it’s also OK to do this workout using a Vasa SwimErg or the Vasa Sport Bench & Swim Cords). […]
How to Have Swim Training Success During Covid-19 Global Health Crisis On March 20, 2020, I experienced a moment of existential dread that was unlike anything I’d ever felt before. It wasn’t because I was only three days away from becoming a father and had absolutely no clue what I was doing. It’s because my […]