April Mail Bag

April Mail Bag 1. What does it mean when someone asks you if you want to “circle swim” in the pool? If you need to share lanes at the pool, there are two ways to do it. If there are only two people in a lane, you can each take one side of the pool […]

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Why is a training schedule seven days?

Mainstream thought seems to be shifting a bit in the coaching world. Out of the box ideas are catching on quicker and quicker each season. It used to be that training was a standardized formula whereby you put training in seven day blocks. You build the volume for three weeks then you recover. Repeat as […]

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SMART Goals

Taking a chapter out of any standard leadership development course, let’s talk about goals. As athletes we are all goal driven. We want to be faster. We want to lose weight. We want to achieve new milestones. It sure sounds simple. Part of my job as a coach is to help align athlete’s goals with […]

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February Coaches Mailbag

Great questions this month. Keep them coming. Email us (coaches@ftpcoaching.com) and have your questions answered in a future mailbag. 1. I keep hearing about gluten? What is it and is going gluten-free an effective weight loss strategy? Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye oats, and barley. Some people have an auto-immune response to […]

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Detox FAQ

I’ve gotten some great questions about the Detox diet, so I am sharing the answers here. Please leave a comment if you have any other questions or if you would like a copy of my recipe collection. Can I have rice? I would prefer that you don’t have any grains at all for 10 days. This […]

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TOP SIX–Why is my bike creaking?

No one likes a noisy bike. It is quiet embarrassing to be the guy rattling in the middle of a group ride. Most of the noise can be fixed relatively easy with a few minor adjustments. Next time you hear noise, check the following areas. 1. Bottom Bracket–At the very bottom of your bike, hidden […]

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Big Announcement!!!

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I write this blog today. It is the product of nearly two months of negotiations, planning and detailed analysis. FTP coaching is acquiring STtrainer’s Nashville based operations. This immediately boasts FTP’s profile in the community by making it Nashville’s most-comprehensive triathlon training group. The group ranges from […]

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Coming Soon

Looking for easy ways to get an edge in the multisport world? The coaches at FTP Coaching will be publishing some common sense and often overlooked race tips and strategies to help you set a new personal best.

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Running Technique

Since I have been obsessing over my running form lately, I decided it was time to take a step back from the craziness and compulsion to be perfect and re-read the Science of Sport series on running technique. This series of articles is incredibly useful, interesting, comprehensive, and logical. I think every runner needs to […]

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Naps For Athletes, Part Two

I posted a long time ago – back in my training days – about my napping habit. Back then I was training for my 3rd Ironman and I made it a point to nap almost every weekday! I am still a huge advocate of sleep, as my weight loss clients will tell you. It’s almost […]

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