Why is a training schedule seven days?

Mainstream thought seems to be shifting a bit in the coaching world. Out of the box ideas are catching on quicker and quicker each season. It used to be that training was a standardized formula whereby you put training in seven day blocks. You build the volume for three weeks then you recover. Repeat as […]

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TOP SIX–Preseason Tips

As march madness winds down and spring training picks up, triathletes are slowly emerging from their hermit like winter abodes and hitting the pavement with a new fervor. Race season (and pollen) are in the air. But have you taken care of the essentials? Here are six tips to help your season kick off on […]

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SMART Goals

Taking a chapter out of any standard leadership development course, let’s talk about goals. As athletes we are all goal driven. We want to be faster. We want to lose weight. We want to achieve new milestones. It sure sounds simple. Part of my job as a coach is to help align athlete’s goals with […]

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More Weight Loss Mistakes Triathletes Make

In a previous post, we outlined six major mistakes triathletes make when trying to lose weight. Today we will address two more mistakes:1. Low calories combined with high volume2. Assuming weight loss will occur as training load increases, and allowing winter weight gain. If triathletes could lose weight just by being bad-ass Type A’s, life […]

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Swim Workouts

The most fun you can have in a pool. Today, I am displaying 3 distinct workouts for different athletes. As always, you can adjust the sets to meet your personal needs. Workout #1: Speed SetTarget: long course triathletes and swimmersTotal: 4400 500 warm up400 (50 drill / 50 swim/ 50 kick / 50 swim)4×100 – […]

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SpinSanity coming to a close

How did you spend your offseason? Most triathletes I know train some in the colder months. They start hitting the pool again in January. They have a ‘run focus’ offseason that includes a 5k or 10k. Their bike? Eh…collects dust except those random 60 degree days. Not our clients. Each Saturday they lined up and […]

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March Coaches Mailbag

Another month and another round of great questions. If you have questions that you want answered in a future mailbag, email them to coaches@ftpcoaching.com. 1. I just bought a new pair of shoes. What is the best way to break them in properly? Shoes have come a long way in the past couple of decades. […]

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