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The Collective Beat from Coeur
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Triathlon, Cycling and Run Training Buddies

Women at a cycling training camp
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Triathlete? Or Toddler?

At a glance, you might assume that you can’t find two beings with less in common than a triathlete and a toddler or small child – but after a few...
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Scott and four women

A Team Of Women & 1 Guy: Meet #andscott!

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Marathons, Ironman Races and (perhaps) a preview of the Olympics

Well, it’s has been a fantastic week and we’re carving out a bit of time to commemorate, celebrate, and congratulate all of our customers, sponsored athletes, and friends who put it on the line over the last seven days.

Kristin Running

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We're ready for spring.

Can you believe that it is mid-March already? That means, spring is (theoretically) just around the corner. We also think it means that someone needs to let Mother Nature know that she can release her icy grip on a good bit of the country.

Hailey Manning on bike

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Why Coeur Supports The Women's Cycling Association

Recently, we had company strategy meeting and spent time discussing what we stood for as a company. We’ve tried to be fairly vocal about our desire to encourage people to live a lifestyle of health and fitness and we think we talk and blog about it a lot (hopefully, we’re not over doing it).

Women's Cycling Association Site

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Three, Two, One. Things in Triathlon, Cycling, and Running that Inspire Us

Happy Tuesday everyone! We hope you all had a great holiday weekend. As a small business, we end up working most of the weekends but it’s not a chore because we did go for a run on Sunday morning. Plus, the atmosphere in the office is decidedly more relaxed than during the week

Coeur Ambassadors

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Coeur's (not so) Secret Tips for Ironman Arizona


Hands making heart symbol

Swim Tip: It’s pretty well known that the lake curves a bit. Some competitors like to start on the left and follow the buoys and many/most others like to stay to the right to try and cut off some of the course. One suggestion is to (sshh…don’t tell) stay in the middle. You might get some surprisingly clear water. No promises though.


Swim Tip: The swim exit is usually up a set of stairs. It always seems like it is one stair short. Plus, the water can be a bit murky, so the stairs can be somewhat hard to see. Maybe this isn't really a tip. More of a warning. Just be careful getting out. it's a tip.


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IMAZ Coeur-se review

 Course Review – Ironman Arizona

Ironman Arizona (“IMAZ”) has a unique place on the Ironman Circuit.  It was originally an early season race that was held in April.  Despite the flat’ish terrain, it was an absolute terror.  Temperatures frequently soared into the high 90’s, winds howled and sand storms of haboob caliber were known to rise up on the Beeline highway. 

Mercifully, the organizers moved the date to November and now it is a race of a different flavor.  Rather than a sand encrusted death march, it now viewed as a great venue for your first assault on the distance or an opportunity to set a new PR.

But don’t for a minute think it is easy.  It is still an Ironman and 140.6 miles is a long ways even in a car!

So with that as a backdrop, let us give you our thoughts on the course. By the way, we have a few semi-secret tips that we can share.  Shoot us a note at and put IMAZ tips in the title.  We’ll be glad to send them your way.

The Swim

Coeur's Kona Race Report Part II

Kristin Schwieger & Hailey Manning

This was my second time to the Big Island for World Championships, so I was more calm and relaxed then I can remember. When my alarm went off at 4:30, I ate breakfast and headed to the pier. After getting body marked and my bike set and ready to go, I just sat in a quiet spot on the pier waiting for the word to hit the water. 

Kristin Schewiger after her race

Heart and Courage at Ironman Hawaii

I think we have mentioned it enough but Coeur is French for heart and the root of the noun courage. Or more precisely the abstract noun “courage” since I suppose you can’t actually touch it. While we’re on a definitional/grammatical tangent, I’ll go on to mention that courage is defined as the ability or willingness to confront fear, danger, uncertainty or intimidation.


So, why does that matter? To answer that question, we’ll have to go back a couple of months.

woman in wheelchair