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Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:57:36

It's National Triathlon Week and today we celebrate bike day!!! The secret to riding strong: Get a good bike fit!!! Best advice I ever had and it changes over time, so don't be afraid to return for some tweaks! And celebrating a magical bike course: Alaskaman, heaven on earth. Where is your magical bike course? Post some pictures and enjoy Bike Day!! https://www.cyclingweekly.com/fitness/reasons-you-need-a-bike-fit-388045

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 09:38:03

It's Swim Day!!! Lots to do today including an Open Water Group Swim! Learn some tips from Coach Sami or just enjoy an Open Water swim! Find your rhythm and find your perfect stroke rate. If interested in learning more about stroke rate and also refining your technique, don't hesitate to reach out to Fusion Endurance for some time in the water! Top Tip! Stay relaxed and allow the water to work with you! #swimspeedsecrets #soarhigherthanyourdare #onwardandupward #lovethewater #letsswim http://previous.swimsmooth.com/triathlon_adv.html

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 23 Jun 2019 22:56:51

Mom of 2, Associate Degree Graduate, and First Triathlon Finisher!!!! That is livin'. That is life! Building a vision for her future, Carley Shafer is a Rockstar! Congrats on your first triathlon and have a wonderful birthday! #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #happybirthdaycarley #visionforthefuture #3littlepigs

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:09:07

And here we go folks! You never know what adventures are just around the corner. Challenge yourself to new heights! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #adventures #endurancelife #coachsamisrockstars

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:48:22

Remember, everything you need is already inside of you! Unknown. In honor of Global Running Day 2019 post your mileage today! You can get it 1 mile today! Find your why! #globalrunningday2019 #soarhigherthanyoudare #runbecauseyoucan #enjoytheday

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:47:53

Finishing an Associates degree; Moving to a different state; moving to a different city; Job that requires weekly travel; Working 12-13 hour shifts (3-4 x/week); Retiring at 67 years young; Raising kids; Completing their first triathlon; Finishing 70.3's; Swimming in choppy open water; Nailing the start line of a 3 mile swim; completing the training for their first 70.3; Multiple Ironman! THIS IS FUSION ENDURANCE! THIS IS LIFE! Performance, lifestyle, vision. "To live your dreams you have to be fearless in life" . Lailah Akita

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 00:26:45

Headed to California!!!! Education provides opportunities for growth and development and triathlon is no different. Providing a platform for athletes to improve their skills, as well as take on new challenges! As one of the remote coaches for the Oakland Tri Club, it will be so amazing to meet the strong athletes that take our plan, do the work, and ask great questions. Coach David Norbert Wild, see you in Cali next week and together we'll Soar Higher than We Dare! #letsgetwild #otcinthehouse #educationiskey #soarhigherthanyoudare #endurancelife #triathlonlife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:09:58

Faces of Fusion!! Meet Elleny! So excited for her new career as a nurse, she is navigating 70.3 training with her new 12 hour job, along with all of the other adventures that life brings! Adapting the plan to fit her life, we are collaborating and getting to that Steelhead finish line!! A Rockstar nurse! A great athlete. Go Elleny! Steelhead 70.3 is just around the corner! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #coachsamisrockstars #endurancetraining #endurancelife #fuelingishuge #believe

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 17 Jun 2019 14:40:34

Fusion Endurance on the podium! Lisa Kerr ran her way to 1st AG and 8th OA Female in the midst of training for her endurance swims!!! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #believe #collaborate #passionforperformance

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 16 Jun 2019 09:30:04

Happy Father's Day! Enjoy your day in your style and in your way! Make today and every day uniquely you and awesome! #happyfathersday #coachsamisrockstardads #partofendurancetraining #enjoy

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 15 Jun 2019 23:43:10

When is the last time you did something for the first time? Like finishing your first triathlon!!!! Carley, Fusion Rockstar!!! Or a swim PR!! Go Becky! Beautiful day for racing. #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:01:45

Here is the latest and greatest!!! Have an awesome racing and training weekend everyone! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #coachsamisrockstars #endurancelife #triathlonsarefun #charitybikeride

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 09:18:28

A great article! As a Coach, doing Training Plans is a huge part of our investment in building the athlete/coach relationship, but it involves building the Annual Training Plan, weekly sessions and responding to questions and concerns. Invest in a Varidesk and make a game out of the day. 1 athlete standing, 1 sitting, and I like adding, "sitting criss cross applesause". Friendly reminders for everyone sitting during the work day! #letskeepourbodiesmoving #motionislotion #soarhigherthanyoudarewithaflexiblebody #sitstandcrisscross #acoachsday https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/how-to-survive-desk-life/

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 07 Jun 2019 11:17:29

Time for new adventures this weekend! We have Lisa Kerr racing her first OW endurance swim of 3 miles; Elleny Ramirez, hitting a hilly Central Park 10K on her way to her first 70.3 later this month; Lisa Wright, jumping into a sprint tri while navigating an interstate move this month and Oakland Tri Club Athletes tacking Monte Rio Olympic! Athletes enjoying the journey, trying new races and reaching to new heights! Have a ball Rockstars! #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #otcinthehouse #endurancelife #newadventures #chattygreatdaneisthebest #thebigapple

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 04 Jun 2019 19:40:34

One of Fusion's key tenets is education for athletes. Excited to be heading to Cali and work with some awesome Rockstars! Partnering with Coach Wild from Kona, Hawaii and together we are building triathlons future. Get ready Oakland!!! #collaborationiskey #fusionendurancebuildingathletes #passionforperformance #soarhigherthanyoudare

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 03 Jun 2019 01:17:23

Faces of Fusion May 2019! Podiums,PR’s, challenges and life! Always finding the Great Dane! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #endurancelife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 01 Jun 2019 11:24:37

Celebrate any progress. Don't wait to get perfect. "Ann McGee-Cooper. Nothing better than seeing some Rockstars who accomplish great things at the finish line. Full admiration for athletes that challenge themselves to be better and know the journey isn't always perfect, but theirs to own! #soarhigherthanyoudare #passionforyou #visionforthefuture #knowingwegrow

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 31 May 2019 10:52:02

"I wonder what it would be like to live in world where it was always June. " L.M Montgomery June brings the summer and the promise of fun, adventures, lots of swimming to keep cool, and long friendship filled days on the freedom of a bike. Here's to Fusion Rockstar Adventures. #passionforperformance #adventures #summertime #soarhigherthanyoudare

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 26 May 2019 23:34:06

Thank you for our freedoms!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 21 May 2019 15:24:43

Success comes when we wake up every day in that never ending pursuit of why we do what we do! What started as a 100 day run streak, was challenged to become 140 days! An Ironman of running! And what a great way to celebrate, in Calella, Spain after challenging ourselves to back to back 70.3's! These two ladies looked "fear in the face" and chuckled as they accomplished a 58 degree cold water swim in the Mediterranean in 49 degree air temps! Looking at how far they have come in the pursuit of what they love is remarkable and I am so so so honored to get to run their 1 mile today! 140 days of a run streak accomplished and here's to many more! Soar higher than you dare! Cheers to Holly and Angela living life! #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #runstreaks #ironmanstreak #endurancelife #triathlonadventures #simplytheyrock

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 21 May 2019 09:39:55

Time to get on that Chatty train, enjoy some hills and thrills of Pinehurst and run some fast 5K's! Buena Suerte to all Fusion Athletes racing all over the globe! You are all Rockstars! #coachsamisrockstars #hillsandthrills #endurancelife #adventuresoffusion

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 18 May 2019 22:30:17

Great things are done when athletes and mountains meet :-)! Fusion Rockstars conquering the Mallorca Mountain! Fun, smiles, laughter and pure athletic ability was in no shortage on Fusion Endurance's first trip as a small group! More pictures to come and Round 2 is on Sunday. Congrats athletes on an inspiring performance! #mallorcamountain #adventuresoffusion #passionforperformance #supportingeachother #coachsamisrockstars

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 16 May 2019 20:00:48

IM 70.3 Mallorca did not disappoint! Stunning scenery and hard fought finishes! Take 2 with Barcelona 70.3 coming up on Sunday! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #adventuresoffusion

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 15 May 2019 23:12:59

Kim Clarke is a Rockstar and she dared to take on a huge huge challenge! Enjoy her recount of the Paris Roubaix! Paris Roubaix is known as the “Hell of the North” and that description though correct is not specific enough. You see, it isn’t just the miles of cobbles that create this hell, rather it is each individual cobble that is pure hell all by itself. This race is on a Sunday the first weekend in April since 1896. On Saturday, they open this up to the non-professionals to ride. The professional route is 257 kilometers long or 160 miles. For us non-professionals the distances are 172 km (106 miles), the 145 km (this is the one I do at 90 miles) or the shortest 70 km (44 miles). It is a sequence of cobbles (or pave’) and paved roads along the countryside and through small villages of northern France to the town of Roubaix. It is a ride that the faint of heart do not tread. This year was my second Paris Roubaix. The first time I couldn’t grasp what my husband was describing as the pave’. We don’t have those here in America, and of course we don’t since the Romans did not lay them. Some of these cobbled areas date back to that time, and the visual abuse these cobbles have taken attest to that. Now imagine a day, no matter the weather, of cobbles the size of shoe boxes, tilted in various angles, not evenly laid, and several thousand bike riders racing in true grit to the end of the sector. It’s exhilarating, terrifying and sadistically painful all at the same time. Let me explain. You are riding on a paved road like any other bike ride, yet up ahead you see this flagged entrance with stars rating the difficulty and then the dreaded length of the sector. You want to look but are afraid to know exactly how long this torture will be and how painful. A 3 star, 1 kilometer just doesn’t sound that bad: Ohhh but it is. It is unimaginable! One kilometer feels like forever and three stars means you’re grateful it isn’t the worst at five stars. It means GO! Go hard in a low gear and muscle your way through it. It means pick your line, perhaps down the middle which can be the smoothest area or to the side, off of the cobbles for a moment. It means go strong, demanding your spot, not acquiescing to another stronger rider as he, because they are 90% men, buzzes by you inches away and then darts in front to take the best line. It’s a race of survival. It’s a race of mastery and skill. It’s also a race for few. Yes there are 7000 people out on this Saturday, riding various distances, but we are only a few cyclists testing our abilities and pushing the limit. The cobbles hurt. Your head hurts from the jostle. Your wrists hurt from the bouncing. Your arms hurt from tension and your hands hurt from the fear. BUT your EGO soars. You are being jostled like a shoe in a dryer but you’re loving it because there is nothing else like it. Oh yes, we’ve all had great rides. Beautiful roads, gorgeous scenery with friends; the rides and memories are racing through your head as you read this. But those didn’t have the cobbles. That is what differentiates this ride from any other. It’s the Pave’! That singular aspect creates an extraordinarily unforgettable and painful experience. Is it worth it???? Oh yes. I’ve done it twice. I say I’m done. I hope I’m done. It’s hard as hell. It’s the Hell of the North. I survived; I conquered and I have the medal. But more importantly I have the memories of the pave’.

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 12 May 2019 07:13:02

Celebrate the wonderful women in your life. Fusion wishes all Moms a beautiful day! #lotsofdefinitionsforamom #passion #belief #caring #happymothersday

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 11 May 2019 00:29:49

Buena Suerte Fusion atleticos!! Nothing like the racing with the wind at your back, the sun warming your body and the water bringing you to the shore! #mallorca703 #teamtrip #promiseofanamazingday

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 03 May 2019 20:24:42

Time to feel truly alive as we celebrate May 4 and 5! Rockstars in the house! #soarhigherthanyoudare #endurancelife #fusionfun #passionforperformance #coachsamisrockstars

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 01 May 2019 11:50:32

Scenes from last weekend!! Congratulations to all Fusion athletes on fantastic finishes!!! #coachsamisrockstars #passionforperformance #why #soarhigherthanyoudare #endurancelifestyle

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 01 May 2019 04:41:03

Step 1: Daring to Dream Step 2: Putting that Dream to action Step 3: Walking, running, cycling and swimming through your journey. Stepping out of your comfort zone Step 4: Finding someone who believes in YOU! Step 5: Getting it done, day by day, WIN by WIN, one step at a time. These athletes have dared to step out of their comfort zone and have tackled the endurance journey. They WILL succeed, of that they are guaranteed! Why, because they will discover things about themselves that they never knew! Collaboration, commitment, vision for the future! Fusion athletes ROCK! #soarhigherthanyoudare #theywill #wewill #coachsamisrockstars

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:20:12

Volunteers are the heart and soul of any endurance event. I know I sure was happy to see this volunteer at IMCDA 2014!! Or was I happy to be off the bike and onto the run :-)! Either way, a huge hug was well deserved for this gentleman! For now, we need YOU! The Wilma Dash, one of the best events in Wilmington, needs 30 more volunteers! Thursday, May 16th is the date and trying something new to streamline volunteer registration, ONLINE! Here is the link to register and Thank you, so so so much! https://gotime.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:11:27

What a beautiful weekend for some racing, some training and some plain ole fun! Lots of Rockstar athletes tackling some awesome events. Soar Higher than You Dare! Lookin Good and Feelin' Gorgeous! #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #livelifelarge #goodluckandhaveaball

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 24 Apr 2019 10:34:17

Team Store is open ALL YEAR ROUND! With a flare for the bright and the bold, Fusion Endurance wants you to be the brightest and the boldest athlete you dare to dream! Check out Wasatch Apparel and order gear at any time! Beautiful Italian fabrics and able to customize many options. #lovemygear #brightandbold #soarhigherthanyoudare https://wasatchapparel.com/teamstores/fusion-endurance/

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 22 Apr 2019 09:49:02

Mental health is as important as physical health when it comes to endurance training, motivation and success (your definition) in sport. This includes navigating the world of injuries as often times that can have a manifestation of other issues in your life. Carrie Cheadle has helped me to navigate my latest injury and has provided a wealth of knowledge. I am truly grateful for her time. Get your attitude adjusted to soar higher than you dare! #liveyourbestlife #soarhigherthanyoudare #ittakesavillage #riseup https://mailchi.mp/carriecheadle/attitude-adjustment-3-simple-questions-for-a-better-attitude-3423301?e=9f5a164adc

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:08:14

Here we go! Lots of travel this week, lots of life this week, lots of Boston Marathon recovery this week, and some racing to do! Swim like a fish and run like the deer, Angela!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 14 Apr 2019 12:41:57

Run Free! There is magic in this run and there is magic in you! Find your Sparkle! Go Cathy and good luck to our newest Fusion Team Member Natalie Turner. #coachsamisrockstars #endurancejourney #passionforperformance #soarhigherthanyoudare

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 13 Apr 2019 20:30:00

Time for our weekend activities!! Racing from across the globe in France, to God's Country in Chapel Hill, to the iconic Boston Marathon! Now this is living! #coachsamisrockstars #livingyourlife #endurancejourney #runwithpassion

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:07:03

Thought this was worth posting and although a lot of in depth material, it truly highlights how important it is to sleep! In a world where we are constantly trying for more and more, a COMMITMENT to sleep may be your ticket to long term improvement, growth and success! https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/matthew-walker?utm_campaign=MKTG-CE+20190405&utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_content=%23&utm_term=20190408_30782_2292827

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 09 Apr 2019 10:28:33

Alfonso Ahuja has the 7C's of Success with his athletes and tops it off with a commitment to the improvement of each and every Strive athlete and himself! As a USAT Level II Coach, I have had the privilege to serve as a USAT Mentor for other coaches and it has been a fantastic experience. I've had the absolute best mentees!! Lisa Denny Wright...wish you could have made it to Wilmington. Looking forward to more awesome triathlon adventures!! And working with the ever organizational guru, Beth Formy-Duval Andrew! #usatmentor #fullfusionsymposium #soarhigherthanyoudare

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 07 Apr 2019 07:35:09

PEACE 2019: A=ADVENTURE! Some awesome adventures this weekend! Fusion Endurance Rockstars racing around the globe! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #makingeducationapriority

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 05 Apr 2019 12:21:01

Just a little preview of Saturday's Full Fusion Symposium presentation! The weekend promises to be full of fun and education! Stay tuned! #endurancejourney #soarhigherthanyoudare #dogsteachuslots #fullfusionsymposium1 #triathlonlife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:29:49

This is happening this weekend. Collaborating with another local coach, Beth Andrew, we are providing educational opportunities for Coaches and Athletes!! Coaches receive 10 USAT CEU's and Athletes receive lots of 1:1 information. See you there! #cinpeaceiscollaboration #endurancejourney #soarhigherthanyoudare #educationiskey https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Events/Sanctioned/2019/April/06/Full-Fusion-Triathlon-Symposium-301397500000141

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:35:58

The challenge and adversity arises from stepping up to that start line for the first time in 18 months!!! Travis Snead takes on the Sunset Beach 5K as his first race back. A Commitment to improvement and excellence! Gooooo Travis and Goooo Lisa and Gary! Fierce and fun FiveK Adventures! #coachsamisrockstars #endurancejourney #soarhigherthanyoudare #dreambig #commitmenttotheprocess #fierceandfun

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:35:43

SISU! My favorite word! Where do you stand on the Sisu scale? Tough, calm, confident and self belief! This endurance journey has a huge mental component. Let's do some work together! #buildconfidence #believeinyou #sisu #endurancejourney #soarhigherthanyoudare https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/do-you-sisu-a-new-way-to-measure-mental-toughness/

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:55:09

Spring brings the promise of new, the promise of warmth and the promise of growth! Time for a fun weekend of new accomplishments, warm sunshine and endurance growth and potential! Soar Higher than you Dare Rockstars! #soarhigherthanyoudare #4leggedfriendsinonthefun #endurancelife #endurancejourney #passionforpupsandperformance

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:42:02

Education is a priority for Fusion Endurance as it provides the true platform for improving athletes and allowing them to gain the knowledge necessary to succeed and soar! Training Peaks Level 2 Accreditation! Excited to know even more about data analysis, but also communication and how to prepare YOUR fluid endurance journey. #dataanalysis #communication #endurancejourney #triathlonlife #collaborationwithyou

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:13:33

Congratulations to Lisa Kerr! Looking for adventure and finding an 8 min marathon PR! Keep on believing! Hard work and preparation brought you that 4 leaf clover! #dedicationandpreparation #soarhigherthanyoudare #passionforperformance #endurancejourney #keeponbelieving