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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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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When It Pays to Be Deluded

I want to share with the you all the embarrassing lies I tell myself and why I think you should work on your lying, too. As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve recently returned to racing after a very long time away. I have only done two running races so far but in both […]

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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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Starting Over Part Two: Making a Plan

In my previous post on this topic I talked about how I took advantage of starting over with my fitness to make some changes that will pay off in the future. If you spent a little too much time “recovering” from your last race of the season or have just fallen off your game, I […]

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Is This True?

You know how sometimes the things that drive us crazy about other people are things we used to do ourselves (or still do)? I’m feeling that way today. Let me explain. I can get pretty obsessive about consuming blogs, books, and podcasts when I am interested in a subject. We are lucky to have such […]

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Post Ironman Depression Syndrome (PIDS)

While you may never find the term in a mental health encyclopedia, I am here to inform you that Post Ironman Depression Syndrome is very real.  And it is likely to encroach in the next couple of weeks.  Some athletes anticipate and deal with it.  Others get totally consumed and never emerge from it’s grasp. […]

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