Speed is the Wrong Condition

Several months back, I posted a controversial blog on cycling where I stated that I didn’t care how fast athletes go. Instead, I am much more interested in their level of effort. Too many variables affect your speed on the bike. In running, we seem to find the same conundrum. Too often athletes want to […]

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The purpose of a recovery run

In order to achieve desirable outcomes on race day, workouts need to be high quality. Many athletes confuse quality with hard or demanding. Hard workouts are often ego driven and just plain dumb. Overdo it and you are cooked for the remainder of the week and possibly on the verge of injury. Instead, quality means […]

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Imagine

Coach Andrew wrote a blog recently about pushing yourself in order to achieve new things. It reminded me of something I read years ago in a magazine that was powerful enough that I cut it out of the magazine and kept it (ok, I admit it was Oprah magazine). In a nutshell it said:Think about […]

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Simple Way to a Breakthrough Season

I came across this quote the other day that is so simple yet very misunderstood: If you want to do something you’ve never done before, you’ve got to do things you’ve never done before. This notion is true in life as it is in triathlon. It doesn’t say do something stupid, just something you’ve never […]

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The Couch to Ironman Resolution

We received an email the other day from an individual that had made a New Year’s Resolution. In summary, this person was obese, sedentary, and a former athlete and had decided to train for a half-ironman this September as a means to lose weight and get back in shape. While we admire that fire and […]

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Top 6 – Tips For the Winter Blues

Winter is tough for triathletes. We love to be outside, we love to move, we love to be busy, we love to follow a schedule. Some (lots) of triathletes feel down or depressed in the off-season because sunshine and exercise are known to be as effective as anti-depressants, and without them we get cranky and […]

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