August Coaches Mailbag

How do I learn to swim on an interval set? Learning to swim intervals is an important step to making your swim workouts more effective. Instead of simply swimming a certain yardage or time with no breaks, using intervals can help you improve faster with less monotony. The first step to learning to swim intervals […]

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July Coaches Mailbag

1. What is a compact crank and who should use them? A compact crank is a two chainring crankset that offers the gearing choices of a triple chainring with less weight and a tighter gearing ratios. In other words, it gives you more easy gears for climbing, just as a triple chainring would, without much […]

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June Mailbag

June mailbag questions. To have your questions answered by one of the coaches, email us at coaches@ftpcoaching.com. 1. I want to buy a wetsuit but I am not sure if I should get a sleeveless or full sleeve. Advice?Either wetsuit will help you keep warm and also make you faster in the water. A full-sleeve […]

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May Mailbag

May mailbag questions. To have your questions answered by one of the coaches, email us at coaches@ftpcoaching.com. 1. I have my first triathlon in a few weeks. What should I eat the night before a race? In past times, athletes would carb load the night before a race. The thought, at the time, was that […]

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March Coaches Mailbag

Another month and another round of great questions. If you have questions that you want answered in a future mailbag, email them to coaches@ftpcoaching.com. 1. I just bought a new pair of shoes. What is the best way to break them in properly? Shoes have come a long way in the past couple of decades. […]

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