Top Six Mistakes You will Make on the IM Chattanooga Bike

***For a more in-depth review of the IM Chattanooga bike course, please read part 1 and part 2.*** At this point in the year, I have lost count of how many times I have ridden the Ironman Chattanooga course. It’s likely around six different times.  This past weekend I took our FTP Coaching athletes around the course […]

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Ironman Chattanooga–Bike Course, part 2

This past week, I had the opportunity to once again travel down to Chattanooga to participate in ongoing ‘field research’ for Ironman Chattanooga.  This is definitely one of the perks of being a full-time coach.  When you see sunny and 70 degrees, you find somewhere to ride.  I previously rode the course back in October.  […]

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Why Power Trumps HR and RPE

In my last post, I discussed why I believe a power meter to be one of the best investments I ever made in this sport.  I am entering my 6th season of training and racing with power.  During that time, I have likely ridden over 15,000 miles.  One of the things a power meter does […]

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The Best Purchase I Ever Made

Both Jessica and I have been in the multisport world for about a decade each.  Over that time we have criss crossed the world training and traveling.  We have purchased numerous bikes, gear and gadgets.  While we might disagree on what bike is the best, we definitely agree on our best two investments. 1.  A […]

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Top Six: Movies to Watch on the Trainer

One of the most difficult parts to winter training is spending hours on the dreaded trainer.  I often equate riding the trainer to watching paint dry.  That’s about how motivated I am about it.  But I understand the role it plays in preparing my cycling fitness for the upcoming season. Last week was like so […]

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Speed is Irrelevant

Blasphemy!!!! I can here you responding to me right now. But let me say it a different way. I don’t care how fast you go on the bike. That really isn’t the point. Ponder this… One of the most common comments I hear from clients is they were going XX mph on their training ride. […]

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Why Triathletes should time trial

Most of us grew up watching or reading reports about some distant cycling race in the country of France. Maybe we even knew about Mount Ventoux or Alp d’Huez. But many of our memories come from the time trial stages whereby grown men, in crouched positions seemingly travel at the speed of sound. Or so […]

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Trainer Workouts

Yep, it is that time of year–time to become friends with your indoor trainer. Love it or hate it, an indoor trainer is vital to the lifestyle of a triathlete. This time of year, you should be aiming for at least 2 rides per week. Here are a couple of easy workouts that you can […]

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