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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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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The Simplified Triathlete – Balance: Simpler and Harder Than You Think

This is part of an ongoing series here at FTP Coaching to help you improve the quality of your training, your life, and your well-being by eliminating stress, inefficiency, and complication in every-day situations. We will explore topics such as training protocols, organizing your gear, establishing schedules, habits, and routines, identifying sources of bad stress, […]

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The Simplified Triathlete – Decluttering

This is the first in an ongoing series we will have here at FTP Coaching to help you improve the quality of your training, your life, and your well-being by eliminating stress, inefficiency, and complication in every-day situations. We will explore topics such as training protocols, organizing your gear, establishing schedules, habits, and routines, identifying […]

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Action Vs. Intention – When Knowledge Hurts You

I just read a short personal finance book with an awful title (I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi) and it contained a great lesson that applies to triathlon just as much as money. It’s a mistake we ALL tend to make and it keeps us from becoming the best athlete we […]

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Recommended Reading on Goals

This is the time of year for goal setting but most people don’t plan their goals in any kind of structured way. Throwing darts at a dartboard and seeing what sticks is the image that comes to mind. In fact, most goals we make are really just ideas. We throw out ideas, then “try” them […]

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New Years SOLUTIONS

I don’t like New Years resolutions.  Most people make a half-assed attempt to come up with some worthy, in the moment, life altering resolution that has no teeth in reality.  And that’s why they fail.  So this year, I encourage to you skip the resolutions and only develop SOLUTIONS.  Thinks about it res·o·lu·tion  /ˌrezəˈlo͞oSHən/Noun A […]

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Declutter Your Virtual World

Let’s be honest.  Most of us have too much stuff.  We have attachments to objects.  We have emotions invested into little obscure things.  I remember reading this article from Slate magazine years ago about Americans’ obsession with….well….junk: The country now possesses some 1.875 billion square feet of personal storage One in 11 American households, according […]

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