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ON YOUR LEFT OR WHY THE HIGH CADENCE TRAINING

By | March 7th, 2016|Categories: Cycling, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Spring is now upon us.  Time to get off those trainers, and start spinning outside. One of the tougher things to grasp for slower cyclists who want to get fast is the 90 revolutions per minute cadence.  (RPM) Constantly athletes question why do we have to peddle so fast?  Let’s just jam it in the big ring and [...]

COACH, WHY DO I HAVE TO WARM UP?

By | January 20th, 2016|Categories: Cycling, Other Training, Running, Swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

  Too often, athletes show up late to a group workout and just jump in on the fast swimming, running or riding with no warm-up. Others are pinched for time, trying to squeeze a workout into a busy schedule, so they skip the warm-up figuring the main set of the workout is more important anyway, right? [...]

CHAMPIONS ARE MADE IN THE WINTER!

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: Cycling, Other Training, Running, Swimming, Uncategorized|

On my long walks with the pups I have a lot of time to think. Last week this came to mind. Triathlon is a winter sport that is merely played out in the summer. This is meant to remind athletes that while summer training is important, consistency throughout the colder months is much more crucial to [...]

CORE YOU CAN NOT AND SHOULD NOT AVOID IT!

By | January 14th, 2016|Categories: Other Training, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Well here it is! CORE YOU CAN NOT AND SHOULD NOT AVOID IT! Put simply "Don't live your life like an amusement park ride!" The real-world benefits of strengthening your core Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re climbing a rock wall [...]

Leg kick in the freestyle stroke

By | January 11th, 2016|Categories: Swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

This may come as a surprise, but you're not looking to get much or any propulsion from your leg kick. Elite freestyle swimmers with world class kicks only get a small fraction of their propulsion from their legs (about 10-15%). Most triathletes and amateur swimmers get next to no propulsion from their kick. The conclusion is [...]

From the Pool to Open Water Training strategies for success in triathlon

By | May 6th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

It's undeniable: many triathletes consider themselves cyclists or runners and regard the first part of the race as something to be tolerated, or worse, feared. Swimming in a frenzied open-water pack can indeed be a frightening prospect for the uninitiated, but deconstructing the swim into manageable parts makes all the difference. By refocusing your training efforts, [...]

Breathing and Buoyancy in Open Water Swimming A better way to combat sinking legs syndrome

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Swimming, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Most triathletes who come from running and cycling backgrounds are well acquainted with "sinking legs syndrome," an imbalance in body position during swimming. With more muscle mass in the legs, it's not surprising that it's a struggle to keep the feet at the surface, especially in an open water swim where lifting the head to sight [...]

CONTROL YOUR BREATHING

By | December 30th, 2014|Categories: Running, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

“Listen your breathing” is often a phrase I say to my athletes when we are running.  Although breath control will not make you a faster runner, it can sure make running faster easier.  Here is some information I found to back up this statement. Often when you are running you hear people sucking’ in wind when [...]