On Starting Over

I did a half marathon a few weekends ago. For my athletes, this is something they might do on a whim for the cool finisher medal. But for me it was a big deal. It was my first race in a long time and certainly the first time I’d gotten out in public toeing a […]

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The Biggest Mistakes Athletes Make When Hiring a Coach

As FTP coaching approaches our fifth anniversary, I am reflecting on the lessons learned both as a coach and an athlete.  Over the past five years, I have worked with over 100 different athletes.  They have ranged from a 19 year old eager, army athlete to a 65 year old woman who has trained for […]

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Doping and the Future of Triathlon

Sometimes coincidences strike you at an odd time.  In my never ending quest to love the trainer, I have dedicated myself to watch the ESPN 30 for 30 series on Netflix.  Surely sports and investigative journalism can keep my attention for 50-75 minutes. The other night I watch the 9.79* documentary that chronicled the rise […]

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What Matters? FTP Coaching Athletes Share Their Success Habits

I read a sobering statistic yesterday: The average American watches 4 hours and 55 minutes of TV per day. That means that each WEEK they spend 1.5 days watching TV. 1.5 days out of 7!! I found that so appalling. What a waste of time. As athletes, we hopefully spend some of our free time on more healthy […]

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This is How I Roll Featuring FTP Coaching Athlete Becky Meagher

What bikes are you currently riding and what running shoes do you use?Shoes; Adidas Super NovasBike: Cannondale 6What gear can you not live without?My Garmin. It keeps me honest. How did you get started in triathlon?My first Tri was at Disney World in Orlando. I raised money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. They provided a […]

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