Learning to ride a tri bike

One of the sure fire ways to get faster in this sport is to upgrade to a triathlon style bike. Leaving behind your old Schwinn and fat tires may not be the easiest (financial) decision to make; however, the sleeker tires and aerodynamics of the new bike often leaves you posting bike splits to brag […]

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What is a rest day?

I know that this comes as a shock to many triathletes but a rest day every now and again is a good thing. You see, the science behind getting faster is a simple formula: do the work + let the body recover = stronger athlete Sure there are tons of other variables in the equation […]

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Coaching FAQ- When to Start Using a Training Plan?

We get asked a lot of the same questions pretty frequently, but one of them that I think is worth discussing in detail goes something like this: I am swimming, biking, or running pretty much every day for about 30 minutes. Can I just keep doing this or should I start using a training plan? […]

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The Triathlete’s Marriage

There are two types of marriages/relationships amongst triathletes:1. One person does triathlons, the other has no interest2. Both people do triathlons. Within those categories there are many variations, including: 1. The resentful non-triathlete spouse with the Type-A triathlete. Non-triathlete never goes to races, complains about time spouse spends away from home, doesn’t support triathlete, perhaps […]

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June Mailbag

June mailbag questions. To have your questions answered by one of the coaches, email us at coaches@ftpcoaching.com. 1. I want to buy a wetsuit but I am not sure if I should get a sleeveless or full sleeve. Advice?Either wetsuit will help you keep warm and also make you faster in the water. A full-sleeve […]

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Swim Lessons v Masters Swim

There is no debate that swimming is hands down the most difficult discipline to master. Unless you were brought up swimming, learning the technicalities as an adult quite often proves challenging. And to make matters worse, you can log countless hours in the pool and literally not get anywhere with swimming. Fortunately, there are a […]

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How does your diet look?

Athletes are frequently asking for nutritional help. Nearly everyone wants to lose weight and eat better. But very rarely does someone really want to work on those changes. Why? Because it is hard. It requires actual lifestyle changes. It is so much easier to just go for a run than to make difficult decisions. Jessica […]

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