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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Fast Swim Starts

Fast swim starts is our training tip this week! A LOT of athletes get to race day feeling prepared, a little nervous and excited about what lies ahead for them. You get in what warm up you can and then gather up with those who have the same color swim cap as you. Toeing the […]

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Race Day Nutrition

We are going to keep it simple for you this week with some nutrition advice. I use Spiz, Coach Jim is a PowerBar man and a lot of folks love E-gels. But how do you know whats for you? You need to use your chosen nutrition on every workout! Every time?? YES!! Every time. Listen […]

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Tempo Pace Workout

Tempo pace is a term that is thrown around a lot but not often defined. In general terms a “tempo” effort is a workout to be performed at a specific “race” pace (depending on the race you are training for). For example if you are training for a Ironman your long rides should be ridden […]

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Moving in a positive direction…

Here are some thoughts from Coach Danielle as we head into a New Year of training, Some good stuff!! You’re inspired by the New Year, but it’s winter, the days are short, maybe your neighborhood is buried under a foot of snow, and triathlon season feels like it may never start up again…  Sound familiar?  You’re not […]

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