Consistency + Adaptation = Fitness

This is the time of year when training tends to take a back seat to life, which is understandable.  There is a time to train and there is a time to make up for missed time with family and friends, and now is that time.  

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Why Stress? Race Day Mantra

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 […]

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Running Technique Exercises

For anyone who watched the Ironman World Championships last week, you witnessed a clinic in how to run by Patrick Lange, the winner and new Ironman World Champion. His stride looked effortless, long, light, and fluid. Patrick is a natural runner which showed in the way he ran, maintaining perfect technique for the duration of […]

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Proprioception and Triathlon

What is Proprioception? Proprioception is defined as:   The unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself. In humans, these stimuli are detected by nerves within the body itself, as well as by the semicircular canals of the inner ear.   As adults, it can be difficult to learn […]

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The road to more power on the bike isn’t to go harder!

Triathlon racing, which lacks the teamwork and peloton components of road racing, is an individual experience and relies solely on the abilities of the athlete. Add to that more affordable power meters and the cycling leg of a triathlon, for better or worse, has become a numbers game. For a faster bike split you need to […]

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Carbs, you key to racing success!

Let’s be blunt about this: If you don’t consume carbohydrates, and lots of them, while you are racing you will not go as fast as you could, period. Don’t give me your anecdotal evidence of how you went fast in a recent 5k fun run. I am talking about events lasting more than 90 minutes and up to 100 milers. There is study after study showing this to be true, it’s not a deniable fact, yet getting athletes to eat enough during their races is a daunting task. Why?? Mostly athletes worry about gastro intestinal distress and it seems they would rather try and to suffer through a race instead of getting an upset tummy. Let’s explore what’s really happening.

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QRing or Oblong Chainring Review

I don’t know about you, well actually, I do, and you are like me! We are always looking for ways to improve our times. Drink a new special shake, wear an ugly new helmet or even sleep in an altitude tent all by ourselves, we will try anything! Well let me tell you about something […]

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Racing Mindset

I frequently get into discussions with athletes about how to achieve optimal mental focus in endurance sport racing. As endurance sport athletes we have a lot of alone time. Whether we are staring at a black line at the bottom of a pool while swimming, staring at a white line on a roadway while cycling, […]

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