Coach Jim’s Ironman Arizona Race Report 2017 Read more Why Stress? Race Day Mantra
My mantra going into Ironman Arizona was “perform within my abilities.” No matter what anyone else was doing on the course, I was going to race MY race. Too many times in the past I had come out of the swim last in the professional field, put in too hard of an effort on the […]
Read more Functional Threshold Power: Ins and Outs of arriving at your number!
Your Ironman race is around the corner. Other athletes are starting to talk about the ugliness that awaits you. Every online blog article emphasizes the Hell you’re going to experience on Ironman race day. Wind, heat, hills, cramping, stomach issues, special needs bags, race morning routines, and on and on and on. All of this […]
Before we start throwing numbers around let’s start with a simple definition of Functional Threshold Power (FTP) as it pertains to the bike: The amount of power, expressed in watts, a rider can hold for 60 minutes. Pretty simple sounding but a little tough to nail down because a) it is not a static number […]