Top Race Mistakes You May Be Afraid to Admit You Made

Now that race season is in full swing, we are starting to do more and more post-race analysis for our athletes.  Post-race analysis usually makes the most difference when there is a failure of some kind, like walking the run, having stomach cramps, panic during the swim, etc. It’s like anything else in life: there […]

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This is How I Roll Featuring FTP Coaching Athlete Anna Hemnes

Where do I even begin to talk about Anna?  Anna came to FTP thru her husband Jake (below).  She wasn’t a runner but had just completed her first 5k and wanted a few lessons on run form and direction in training.  Four years later, I still have the opportunity to work with Anna in person […]

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This Coaching Firm WILL be Different

In the fall of 1998, a young, naive Andrew set off for college totally unaware of what the future held.   A few weeks later I joined a fraternity.  Little did I know the impact that decision would have on the rest of my life.  People often think it is peculiar that I mention joining […]

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Using Exercise as Stress Relief? Be Careful.

I don’t know a single triathlete or runner that doesn’t use exercise as stress relief to some degree. One of the biggest benefits of exercise, after all, is it’s mood boosting effects. We are all busy people and have lots of hats to wear and roles to juggle, so thank goodness we have some time […]

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Why I Support USAT

Last week, the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) finally launched their Ironman University coaching program (announcer voice–For a low, low price of $699 YOU can become an IRONMAN certified coach!!!).  It kinda surprises me that it took this long to get up and running.   I will digress from many of my contemporaries and not instantly knock […]

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Those Critical 72 Hours

A few weeks back I was giving a talk to a group of triathletes.  I didn’t have much to work with prior to the talk so I decided to wing it.  My topic was on all the things you should do before, during and after a major race…those critical 72 hours. For a first time […]

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The Simplified Triathlete – Saying NO to Free Stuff

You may recall that in the first two posts in the Simplified Triathlete series I talked about de-cluttering and saying no to things that take up your time but don’t matter to you passionately. Today we get to put those things together with a real-life skill to practice: saying no to freebies. Race freebies cause […]

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Following the First Two Rules of Training

Triathlon training isn’t a complicated matter.  While sports scientists and physiologists do contribute a great deal of lab time to the science behind training, the concepts are really simple.  To get an adaptation, you simply need to stress the body at an appropriate level.  The body, then responds, and grows stronger.  Sure, that is a […]

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This is How I Roll Featuring FTP Coaching Athlete Justin Menees

We hope you enjoy peeking into the life of our latest featured athlete, Justin Menees. Justin has been with FTP Coaching since Fall 2014 as he prepares for his next Ironman. He has proven to be a consistent, dedicated, hard-working guy that never makes excuses and always has his priorities in order. AND he shares […]

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