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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Why Year Round Training is Optimal for Meeting Your Goals

In the sport of triathlon, I frequently encourage athletes to always think six months ahead.  This doesn’t mean they focus too much on the future but instead, they should give some thought as to what they want to accomplish during the next phase of training and what it takes to get there.  In January it […]

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How I ran 25 miles this week and didn’t feel like I was training

“What did you do this week to help you meet your athletic goals for 2014?” This was the basic question at the FTP compound today during lunch.  It is a simple yet powerful question that provides motivation, accountability and action.  And it’s pure simplicity got me out the door to go run.  As an athlete, […]

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3 Rules for your ‘off-season’ training

By now, most race directors are planning for 2012. The season is behind them. It seems that too often athletes take a similar approach. Here are three rules for training through the winter months. 1. There is no off-season. Yes, you need to give your body a break and strike a better life balance during […]

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SpinSanity coming to a close

How did you spend your offseason? Most triathletes I know train some in the colder months. They start hitting the pool again in January. They have a ‘run focus’ offseason that includes a 5k or 10k. Their bike? Eh…collects dust except those random 60 degree days. Not our clients. Each Saturday they lined up and […]

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Preparing for the cold

For most of the nation, the winter bliss is upon us. Long gone are the days of early morning runs and long bike rides. Instead, most of our spare time is spent in bed, pulling the covers over our head wishing the alarm clock would shut itself off. But training does not have to be […]

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How much should I be training?

With the colder months, shorter days upon us, many triathletes retreat to their warm homes and hope that spring makes an early appearance. Schedules disappear and training becomes inconsistent if present at all. While I am certainly a fan of taking some time off from the sport, keep in mind that all things are good […]

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Why the offseason matters

The offseason matters. There is no way to overstate the significance of it. In a previous post, I outlined the Top SIX things you can do this winter to prepare yourself for the spring. In this post, I am going to dive into why the offseason matters, the direct benefits of semi-structured training and the […]

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TOP SIX–Offseason Tips

Congrats. You served another year of racing and training. Now that your last race is in the books, it is time to kick back, have a few beers, enjoy the cooler weather and watch some football. Right? Well not so fast. The offseason is where champions are made. I have always liked the Endurance Nation’s […]

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Pre-Season Top 10

No not that list, though I am eagerly waiting for spring practice to end so that we can all engage in mindless banter about which college football team will be crowned the national champion. Instead, I am talking about the top 10 things triathlon to-do items before the season begins. With all the beautiful weather […]

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