Whoa, summer!

We’ve lived in Colorado for a whopping 6 weeks, and in that time, I am pretty sure we’ve seen every season. It snowed the first week we were here; it was beautiful but rained in the afternoons; and now the days are easily in the 90s by noon. My body is all sorts of confused, as is my training.

As I’m still figuring out my work schedule, the heat has been super surprising in the afternoons! Been working through my heat acclimation – slow, short runs and heavily-hydrated rides. But it’s such a shock to the system!!

Looking forward to any additional recommendations on handling the heat at elevation – leave me a comment or send me a message!! Best of luck on your training this summer!

Ironman 70.3 St. George 2021

Where do you really start when something you planned to conquer 18 months prior got pushed out and pushed out…and then finally happened?

If you allow me to rewind a few years, I pulled out my first triathlon “goal” sheet from 2016. This was my first experience with setting goals for something I wasn’t good at – I’d set goals loads of times for swimming where I knew what was reasonable.

First “finish line feels” in more than a year and a half!
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Seriously, let’s get silly.

A good coach knows when to be serious and when to lend a smile.

The balance is unique to each athlete, and a coaching skill honed only by on the job experience. And I am incredibly excited to announce that I’m officially ready to be the sometimes serious/sometimes silly coach for you! Coaching was my first calling all those years ago, and to have the formal USAT stamp of approval as a Level 1 coach is the icing on a long-time-in-the-making cake. Consider this the official ** KJ IS AVAILABLE TO BE YOUR TRIATHLON COACH ** announcement!


So what’s available? Races are looming on the horizon and your plan is leaving a lot to be desired, and maybe your pools still aren’t open, and maybe you’re just looking for a little guidance on structure. I would LOVE to be your resource to get you on track to plan out your season, or back into swim shape, or build a fully custom plan to help you achieve your 2021 goals!

Photo: Lou Falciani


Feel free to contact me here or you can reach me by email at swimcyclesprint@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in learning more! I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity and ability to pursue my passion as a coach. I’m thrilled to have a chance to work with everyone interested in taking your training to the next level – regardless of your current experience or fitness.

Happiest while cheering on athletes while wearing a shark!