Top 6: Post Ironman Recovery Tips

Post race recovery is different for everyone.  I often judge how I did as a coach by the condition of the athlete 24-48 hours after an event.  I know that if I did my job well, then the athlete will be tired, a bit sore but feeling remarkably well.  Most often athletes are shocked how […]

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What is a rest day?

I know that this comes as a shock to many triathletes but a rest day every now and again is a good thing. You see, the science behind getting faster is a simple formula: do the work + let the body recover = stronger athlete Sure there are tons of other variables in the equation […]

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TOP SIX–Recovery tools you already own

This sport is expensive enough. There is no debating that point. And it seems that every week a new product is launched that out does the latest and greatest. Become faster. Get stronger. Recovery in a fraction of the time. One of the easiest ways to save money is to find multiple uses for items […]

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Finding Peace with Boredom

“Wanna get away?” A few years ago, Southwest Airlines ran a creative and humorous marketing campaign asking that simple question when a subject found themselves in an awkward situation. Of course, Southwest has a vested interest in you wanting to get away…they are an airline. But what if I told you that you could mentally […]

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Compression Socks

I will admit that I have never given a lot of thought to the socks I wear when working out. I moved beyond cotton years ago. But for the most part, it seemed that throughout the year I accumulated a few pair here and there and that sufficed. Recently, I was introduced to Swiftwick socks […]

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Napping During Ironman Training

I have developed a daily nap habit that seems to have become a necessity in order for me to function well. This nap pattern has become especially important to me as I train for an Ironman while having to get up every morning at 5AM. I have always been a good sleeper and need my […]

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Recovery, part 1

One of the most astounding components of triathlon is surely the cost. Bikes, race fees, nutrition and gear. It is easy to see why people find this sport later in life when they are securely settled into their careers. There is no doubt about it, triathlons cost money. Over the past few years, I have […]

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