Ironman New Zealand 2018 Race Report

I never really put too much emotion into early season races. I know after racing 9 years as a professional that I am a late bloomer.  I perform best as the season progresses.  This is not to say that I did not go into Ironman New Zealand with expectations of a successful race.  I had been working on […]

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How Volunteering Makes You a Better Athlete

As you build your plans for the upcoming season, I challenge everyone to add one more important component to their schedule: giving back to the sport.  This can be as simple as showing up early to do body marking at one event to running an aid station on course or helping out at a club clinic.  From […]

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TTFU – No More Excuses!

Athletes can make up a hundred excuses to skip a workout. Maybe you’re not feeling well. Your foot hurts. You had a hard day at work. The list goes on and on. I can think of many excuses not to get out of my warm bed at 6am when it is 39 degrees outside, only […]

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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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