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Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 08 Dec 2019 00:52:49

Who is coming to visit Wilmington?? Where the skies are always Carolina Blue!!!! Promises to be super fun.

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:46:54

HALF MARATHON WEEKEND!!! Faces of Fusion all along the East Coast running strong and free. Some first time Half Marathoners this weekend Diana Guzzo and Elleny Ramirez. Valerie Miller, Gary Cook, José Enrique Sánchez and Genie Griffin running because it is a beautiful weekend for adventures and fun! Let's do this kids! #facesoffusion #onwardandupward #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #runninglife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 09:30:20

It is cyber Monday and let's invest in yourself!!! Collaborating with Beth Formy-Duval Andrew of Full Circle Coaching to bring you an entire day of swim fun!!! This will truly be "the catch of the day" and come join us for video analysis, Swim ramp tests, CSS tests and more. See you there!!! Use the code: CYBERSWIM https://store11998127.ecwid.com/Winter-Warm-Up-Swim-Clinic-2020-p161221841

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 02 Dec 2019 02:55:19

Faces of Fusion!!! IRONMAN in Australia! Check out the views. Go get em kids! Robert M. Gibbons and Joanne Harcke, be amazing and be YOU! #facesoffusion #ironmanlife #coachsamisrockstars #australialife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 01 Dec 2019 04:19:33

One solid racer this weekend and it comes from our South Florida crew! Sunny skies make for fleet feet! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #coachsamisrockstars #facesofusion

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 28 Nov 2019 21:58:51

An Attitude of Gratitude! Wow! 4 years since I published this and I think it is time to remember! It is, in fact, my favorite holiday because it truly makes us acknowledge what we are thankful for in our lives. As triathletes and runners we have an amazing support system, through spouses, family, significant others, friends and more. Honestly, we couldn’t do what we do without them – it’s very simple. People often say triathlon is a solo event, but no way! I know it takes a village and I appreciate that village. Besides our support system, we are thankful for our health and the ability to do what we do at no matter what speed…right? (We notice this especially when we are forced to become creative in our training attempts); we are thankful for the freedom to be able to train and race and so much more. Snoopy is my favorite and he says it all. I am grateful for everything! I am grateful for perfect weather conditions on race day! It doesn’t come often, but when it does, WOW! I am grateful for light winds on the bike and tailwind on the way home. I am grateful for waters just cold enough for a wetsuit, but not too warm to overheat. Wetsuit legal is an awesome term. I am grateful for tri shorts that are the perfect fit. No chafing, and no rubber grip to make the “sausagelook” around the legs. I am grateful for Tri Slide, Body Glide, Vasoline and especially those volunteers that hand out Vasoline on the run course of an Ironman. Good grief, what a job and those volunteers are awesome. I am grateful for my muscular legs because honestly they make me a strong cyclist and I love to ride! I am grateful for water bottles that fit securely in the cages on my bike! I am grateful for Caffé Latex…if you’ve never tried it, it’s a must and it saved my IMFL 2014 and probably more cycling adventures than I can count. I am grateful for a smooth bike course on race day and no bumpy roads to rattle everything on my bike. I am grateful for the volunteers at each and every Ironman and especially the one at Kona that put a cool towel on my head in transition and helped me put on my socks when my feet were so swollen. Thank you! I am grateful for goggles that don’t leak or fog! I am grateful for my training buddies that are ready to tackle any adventure. (This does fall in thefriends category, but it’s a must). I am grateful for hand warmers and those of you that know me know this is a must. I am grateful for the ability to stomach almost any gel, drink, etc…offered on the course. (that isn’t for everyone) I am grateful for my bike mechanic, my coach, my blog poster, my athletes, my team, my mind, mytrainer and so much more. Finally, I am grateful to you for taking the time to read about my crazy thoughts. May you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and take time to enjoy the day and reflect on how lucky we are. Celebrate family, friends, and the food that nourishes our bodies. May you have an amazing day!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 27 Nov 2019 03:50:17

We are celebrating family, friendship, and also staying active and healthy! From Coast to Coast we'll be running romps, gallops, canters, and more. Attitude of Gratitude for all we have! #facesoffusion #attitudeofgratitude #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #endurancelife #thanksgiving

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:04:46

Faces of Fusion! Curacao Rockstar, Mom, Business Owner and amazing chef taking on her 3:30 am marathon! Getting it done early and all while training for her dream to complete another Ironman. Let's go Jolinda and have an amazing journey! #coachsamisrockstars #onwardandupward #intheislands #endurancelife #triathlonlife #soarhigherthanyoudare

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:39:15

You know what day it is!!! It is Friday!!!! Time to recognize some Rockstars for taking the challenge to push themselves and hit that start line. Have an awesome weekend!! Fusion Endurance has some other Rockstars in the midst of running, walking, training streaks. More to come! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #coachsamisrockstars #endurancelife #triathlonlife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Wed, 13 Nov 2019 11:06:23

Congratulations Erin Osetek!! 2nd OA Female Long Course Series!! Running your way to victory! And a mighty fine author too 🙂 . Rockin out the LC running! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #runningstrong #runningfree #runningisfun

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 11 Nov 2019 16:59:08

I am be a bit biased, but I KNOW we had the best volunteers!!! No doubt and thank you so so much for being so giving of your time. #volunteeringisawesome #bestteamever #imnc703

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 10 Nov 2019 15:28:26

Congratulations Ren Rotondo! 5th Overall in the NC Set Up Events Series for 2019. That is OA folks! Rockin the Short Course!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:30:33

It's that time of the week! Time for some Fusion Rockstars to hit that start line! Let's soar higher than you dare! What starting line are you nailing for this week? Time for some new adventures and new beginnings! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #novemberfun

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 21:42:18

Ironman Florida is in his rear view mirror!! Congrats Tim on a super fun day! Fighting back from a bike crash, You did it!!! #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #endurancelife #triathlonlife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 01 Nov 2019 12:20:40

8 is Great!! 8 weekends left of racing for 2019 and this weekend won't disappoint! Friends of Fusion racing again this weekend as Andre Leonard takes on IMFL 2019 with Fusion Rockstar Tim Gill. Have a wind free day! Make it a great weekend everyone. #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #onwardandupwardyougo #triathlonlife #ironmanlife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 23:46:04

Planning for 2020! You can become great, falls and all! Together we can navigate the journey! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #goalsandproblems #youcanbecomegreat

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 01:19:24

A fun and challenging past weekend!!! Diana Guzzo breaking the tape in Florida! First Overall Female! Patience and listening to your body pays huge dividends! Crushing her bike PR! For others, I am reminded that taking chances and going for your dreams and goals is why we live! Have no regrets on your experiences and the chances you take! Life Life Large! Leigh Elizabeth Adams #soarhigherthanyoudare #noregrets #breakingthetape #endurancelife #triathlonlife #coachsamisrockstars

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 27 Oct 2019 22:50:14

Diana Guzzo breaks the tape at the Bill Bone Duathlon as first female!! Celebration of hard work and patience! #endurancelife #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #duathlonlife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 26 Oct 2019 11:35:58

For your weekend reading!! Some great info and form discussion for Winter Wonderland Training! If your season is drawing to close let's focus on some swim technique to propel you to your next finish line. Reach out to Fusion Endurance through our website: http://www.fusionendurancecoaching.com . See you in the pool and Open Water (until it is a bit cooler). #swimlikeyoucan #justkeepswimming #techniqueisfun #endurancelife #triathlonlife #soarhigherthanyoudare

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 26 Oct 2019 11:25:18

Lots of Friends of Fusion racing this weekend too! Have an amazing race Michelle Hackman (who I love working with at Go Time), Mailyn Washington Carignan (see you in DC) and Carrie Sonderegger (have an amazing half). Let the cool fall temps carry y'all to your finish lines and let's go Fusion!! #marathonmania #weekendoffun #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 12:31:16

So many inspiring stories about athletes completing a marathon, but I am always impressed by the everyday athlete that sets their sights on big dreams and goals and then takes the initiative to follow through to get to the start line. 3 Different athletes with full time careers, young children, high school children, husbands, houses, pups, and more!!! Together we worked to create the perfect path for them and each followed a different path to get to the start line!! We have arrived and what a weekend it promises to be. Have an amazing 26.2 mile journey and can't wait to hear all the details. YOU INSPIRE ME TO BE BETTER! Don't forget: Soar Higher than You Dare! #coachsamisrockstars #endurancelife #soarhigherthanyoudare #marathonweekend #262milesoffun #runwithyourheartandsoul

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 24 Oct 2019 02:29:01

Absolutely honored, grateful and amazed at the enthusiasm of the volunteers for IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina. The fact that we recruited 1112 volunteers is absolutely amazing. They made my job so easy I was able to pet puppies all race day 🙂 . (Well, maybe not, but this little one sure was cute). THANK YOU DOESN'T COVER IT! Fusion gets those athletes to the finish line and gets those volunteers excited to perhaps give it a tri themselves 🙂 . Together WE CAN! No, together WE WILL! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #staytuned #2020willbebig

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 21 Oct 2019 01:41:14

It's time for IMNC 70.3 and Fusion Rockstars are taking to the stage! So proud of everyone and all of your hard work and dedication to your goals and dreams. I believe in YOU! Sarah Michelle FroehlichMelanie Hicks Meadows Gwen Nichols Butler Becky Mansfield Tim Gill Katie Ridd, Ali Haines!! And Erin Osetek, have a super fast and awesome half marathon tomorrow. I love this night!!!! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #lovemycareer #coachingisthebest

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:35:49

Faces of Fusion! Larina De La Rosa with a 25 min marathon PR, a BQ for 2021 and a huge smile!!! Keep dreaming Larina! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #dreamsaremeanttobeachieved #facesoffusion #keepsmiling

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:32:29

It always seems impossible until it is done! Nelson Mandela. This quotes sums up today and what an amazing day to be a Coach. They said it couldn't be done and we said it could! Larina De La Rosa qualifies for Boston 2021 at the Chicago Marathon with a 25 min PR and 2 weeks after IM Chatty. Natalie Turner completes the Abbott World Majors and another BQ for Boston 2021. Brittany Garman completes her first 50K and Ren Rotondo, short course extraordinaire finishes 4th OA and then 2nd OA. Genie Griffin finishes the Quebec Marathon in fine fashion after a tough training cycle. I am lucky to be their coach and I thank them for allowing me on their endurance journey!! An absolutely amazing day! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #bostonclassof2021 #first50k #shortcourseracers

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:48:46

And that is a wrap for Ren Rotondo’s Tri season. 4th OA and 1st AG on the WL Oly and 2nd OA at the sprint!! A strong finish for this short course athlete!!!! #shortcourseisfun #coachsamisrockstars #speedy #2019endingstrong

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:17:07

Who are your "Outspoken" Women? Looking for some amazing women in this sport! #beoutspoken #facesoffusion #rolemodel #rulebreaker #doityourway

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 13 Oct 2019 02:15:15

As promised, a weekend of fun for Fusion athletes! Look who is racing this weekend!!! And safe travels to Krista Honeyman Caffey on her IMLOU journey on Sunday! Larina De La Rosa Genie Griffin Brittany Garman #facesoffusion #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #endurancelife #triathlonlife

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:54:03

Sub 7 minute mile. A goal for 2 years and check!! @lnfkerr banged out her first 6:56 mile and says good bye to her AG! Goals! Dreams! Soar! #endurancelife #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #sub7

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:15:52

One of the best things about coaching is watching an athlete grow strong and confident!!! 20 miler done today and watching Lisa Farmer Kerr toodle away from me at Mile 19.5 was priceless! Stronger and more confident than the spring of 2019! Coach's longest run since January 2019 and feeling grateful that I can! It was a physically challenging spring, but we have arrived. This has been an incredible marathon training cycle! Excited, grateful, fierce and fabulous!!!!! #soarhigherthanyoudare #marathontraining #fastfiercefabulous #longruns

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 08 Oct 2019 17:16:33

The next 11 days are getting ready to feature some amazing Rockstars! For a coach it is the "icing on the cake" to see an athlete get to that start line looking fast, fierce and absolutely fabulous. From Chi town to Canada to VA it is marathon weekend. Natalie Turner and Larina De La Rosa take on the Windy City with fleet feet and grateful hearts! Let's Soar! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #chicagomarathon #marathonsmilesandmiles #endurancelife #triathlonlife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 03 Oct 2019 01:58:27

Fill your life with adventures and this weekend brought so many great stories . Today we start with 2 incredible Ironman first timers!!!! Larina came off the bike and ran her way into 8th AG! Kim Clarke was absolutely amazing; facing some physical challenges, she did not waver and together we created the absolutely perfect plan to get her to that finish line!!! On a hot day in Chatty (not sure if there are others), these 2 ladies become an IRONMAN!!! Together we created the perfect plan for each of these ladies! Coach is so so so so excited and now let's celebrate. KimandJohn Clarke Larina De La Rosa #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #coachsamisrockstars #endurancelife #triathlonlife #firsttimeironman

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 01 Oct 2019 23:46:59

Two Amazing Rockstars finding their mojo and doing what they love!!! Swim the Loop weekend! Congrats to Lisa Farmer Kerr that did the full STL and Leslie Mahon and Joyce Mounce who enjoyed a beautiful 1.3 mile swim! Proving all obstacles are simply opportunities! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #endurancelife #triathlonlife #justkeepswimming

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 29 Sep 2019 09:55:11

The small team of Fusion Endurance doing big things!!! Two First Time Ironmen starting their Chatty Journey; one amazingly mentally tough athlete swimming through jellyfish at Ironman Maryland; 3 Tough ladies taking on a swim challenge and 1 amazing runner training for Peak to Creek!!! Building an athlete/Coach relationship, one athlete at a time and together we soar higher than you dare!!! #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #endurancelife #triathlonlife #bigdreams #biggoals #livelarge

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 26 Sep 2019 01:55:18

Hop on board the Chatty Train and let's head to TN for Ironman Chattanooga 2019! Two first time Rockstars getting ready for an amazing day! Don't forget to high-5 the Great Dane!! He is good luck 🙂 . Larina De La Rosa KimandJohn Clarke have an amazing journey, take a deep breath and let's roll!!! Post those Great Dane pictures too 🙂 . #onwardandupward #soarhigherthanyoudare #endurancelife #triathlonlife #chattychoochoo #ironmanfirsttimers

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 23 Sep 2019 00:05:02

Everyone loves the local tri! Wrightsville Beach Sprint Tri did not disappoint with perfect weather and lots of smiles. Thank you to organizers and volunteers for providing such an awesome experience. A few pictures of some Fusion Rockstars in the house. Podium, PR's and priceless memories!! Gwen Nichols Butler Becky Mansfield Katie, Ali and Ren too! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #onwardandupward #endurancelife #triathlonlife

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Mon, 23 Sep 2019 00:03:58

What a beautiful day to ride bikes, train with friends and get stronger!! Missing Katie Ridd, but looking at Four Fusion Fantastic Rockstars! To race strong, we have to train strong! IMNC 70.3 Course Recon complete and these athletes are ready! Loved training with my athletes today and putting them through some paces. Creating a strong athletic performance, one athlete at a time (but today it was 4)!!! That makes me smile 🙂 . Gwen Nichols Butler Becky Mansfield

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 22:30:28

Podium, PR’s, and a perfect day at the Wrightsville Beach Tri! #endurancelife #soarhigherthanyoudare #triathlonlife #coachsamisrockstars

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 11:21:53

Improving athletic performance one athlete at a time!!! “Women are not small men.” “Your brain sets your limits.” “Turn obstacles into opportunities”. Here interacting with the industry’s brightest and making fantastic connections. #stacysims #alexhutchinson #carriecheadle #tpu #improveathleticperformance #triathlonlife #education

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:39:04

It's Race Week!!!!! Time for the Wrightsville Beach Tri, some local 5K's and an awesome weekend of course recon for IMNC 70.3!!! Fusion planning some group training for the weekend after some awesome racing! Soar High Athletes!! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #wbworldchampionship #swimcourse #endurancelife #trilife

Instagram image posted by Fusion Endurance on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:00:54

Let the fun begin!! Interacting with the best and brightest!!! Education for Fusion athletes. @samiwinter93 #soarhigherthanyoudare #educationiskey

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sun, 15 Sep 2019 19:55:57

Check this out!!! Believe it!

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:33:26

Who is racing this weekend?? Check it out! And Tim Gill cruises to AG Victory at the Run for a Life on Thursday night! Returning from a challenging set back can be difficult and Tim has pushed hard to get his speed and strength back to where it was! Have a great weekend everyone. #soarhigherthanyoudare #coachsamisrockstars #endurancelife #triathlonlife #funweekendofracing

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 17:37:18

The most magical race! Take the challenge of an Extreme Triathlon! And who can find Erin Green in the video?! Accept the challenge, trust your training, and believe in the power of YOU! #extremetriathlon #soarhigherthanyoudare #triathlonlife #magicalraces https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYyyfwaWxqI&feature=youtu.be

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 12:05:13

This question was posed 3 years ago and answers varied from athlete to athlete and Coach to Coach. Art of Coaching or Science of Coaching? The two are interchangeable, but which has the most impact on performance?? Stayed tuned for a blog on this subject, but the art of coaching takes into account the entire individual and their life and stresses. Fusion Endurance is built around the principal of coordinating training into your lifestyle and keeping you improving and succeeding for the duration. Let us choreograph your training plan! #artvsscience #soarhigherthanyoudare #endurancelife #triathlonlife #highperformancereliesontheextras https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/5-considerations-for-quantifying-stress/

Facebook image posted by Fusion Endurance on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 00:36:43

Just a beautiful OW swim for some awesome Rockstars! Joyce Mounce and Cynthia Smart getting in some strong training for Swim the Loop! Just keep swimming! #coachsamisrockstars #soarhigherthanyoudare #endurancelife #triathlonlife #fusionendurancecreatesyourlifestyle #swimwecan