TOP SIX–Choosing your first Ironman

Ironman season is officially under way. St. George and Texas are in the books. For the next five months, tens of thousands of athletes will embark upon the 140.6 mile journey. For the rest of us, however, their journey helps put ours into perspective. Now is the time to start planning for next year. Here […]

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Why do you kick?

It wasn’t until this year that I began thinking more and more about my swimming. I knew I wasn’t the fastest or the most efficient. I chalked most of up to not being a swimmer. I wasn’t willing to put in the time and volume needed to become more swimmer-like. But as I worked with […]

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How much intensity is needed?

We received a bunch of emails from the last couple of posts regarding easy and hard workouts. I know I get it. We all want to go faster, right? And to get faster, I need to run faster, right? Well not exactly. Common sense may tell you that but scientific research says otherwise. With regards […]

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May Mailbag

May mailbag questions. To have your questions answered by one of the coaches, email us at coaches@ftpcoaching.com. 1. I have my first triathlon in a few weeks. What should I eat the night before a race? In past times, athletes would carb load the night before a race. The thought, at the time, was that […]

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In the middle

Building off the last post, I wanted to follow it up and introduce you to the concept of ‘the middle.’ You see the middle goes by a bunch of different terms–zone 3, tempo, race pace, sweet spot, the gray zone etc. In general it is that spot of training between easy and hard. Last post, […]

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Easy is Easy, Hard is Hard

I often preach this mantra more than anything else to our athletes. In fact, this principle is, in my opinion, one of the most defining differences between an age group and professional athletes. It is what separates the top of the pyramid from the rest. It really isn’t a difficult concept to grasp. Easy should […]

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