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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Top Six Mistakes You will Make on the IM Chattanooga Bike

***For a more in-depth review of the IM Chattanooga bike course, please read part 1 and part 2.*** At this point in the year, I have lost count of how many times I have ridden the Ironman Chattanooga course. It’s likely around six different times.  This past weekend I took our FTP Coaching athletes around the course […]

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Top Six: Movies to Watch on the Trainer

One of the most difficult parts to winter training is spending hours on the dreaded trainer.  I often equate riding the trainer to watching paint dry.  That’s about how motivated I am about it.  But I understand the role it plays in preparing my cycling fitness for the upcoming season. Last week was like so […]

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Top Six: Simple Ways to Boost Your Running Without Another Workout

It’s no secret that we believe there are no secrets in the world of athletics.  There is only consistency, dedication and hard work.  So why do some succeed while others fail?  They know how to get the best out of their bodies on race day. As winter is upon us, many athletes turn their attention […]

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TOP SIX: Books to Read

One thing I love about the holidays is that time seems to slow down a bit.  Work schedules relax, family comes and goes and it seems that I find myself with a bit extra time on my hands.  This allows me (and Jessica) to resume plowing through the backlog of books sitting next to our […]

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Top Six: Things to keep in your tri bag

Let’s face it, race morning is really hectic.  For some of us, getting out the door is the hardest part.  In all my years of racing, I think I have seen it all.  I know a guy who forgot his entire bike except the front wheel.  Plenty of people forget their helmets, shoes, etc.  And […]

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Top 6 – Tips For the Winter Blues

Winter is tough for triathletes. We love to be outside, we love to move, we love to be busy, we love to follow a schedule. Some (lots) of triathletes feel down or depressed in the off-season because sunshine and exercise are known to be as effective as anti-depressants, and without them we get cranky and […]

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TOP SIX–Choosing your first Ironman

Ironman season is officially under way. St. George and Texas are in the books. For the next five months, tens of thousands of athletes will embark upon the 140.6 mile journey. For the rest of us, however, their journey helps put ours into perspective. Now is the time to start planning for next year. Here […]

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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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TOP SIX–Preseason Tips

As march madness winds down and spring training picks up, triathletes are slowly emerging from their hermit like winter abodes and hitting the pavement with a new fervor. Race season (and pollen) are in the air. But have you taken care of the essentials? Here are six tips to help your season kick off on […]

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