Tips, training & nutrition

Athlete of the Month, July 2015 – Ann Robinson

Still on cloud 9 and enjoying it! Don’t Quit Simon has known me for some time now. He taught me to swim and if you ask him, he will tell you I was his most remedial student. In 2009 I met Simon at the Longmont YMCA where he was doing a clinic for folks doing…

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Race Report: IMCDA 2015, a.k.a. Ironman Hades

The Big Picture This part is based on hearsay, anecdotal evidence, and conjecture, but I believe paints a pretty good overall picture of the the day. We knew going in that the forecasted high temp was 103. We knew to hydrate, increase our sodium, slow down our pace, and watch our core temp. I knew…

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Recovery, the 4th (Maybe 5th) Sport in Triathlon

Recovery is extremely important yet many athletes like to skip it out fear that they will loose fitness. Just like it is counter productive to keep filling the gas tank once it is full, more exercise overwhelms the body so that it can no longer absorb gains and the opposite begins to happen – the…

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Pull Buoy Best Practices

Pull buoys are a great tool in the swim cabinet for beginning and advanced swimmers alike. These floating training devices can be used in a variety of formats and functions to both aide and advance a swimmer’s ability. For simplicity’s sake, I’m going to concentrate on its use in the freestyle stroke, as it is…

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Triathlon Minute, Episode 111 – Tips to Manage Your Good and Bad Thoughts During A Race

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn’t know. We all have pesky and supportive voices in our head – especially around new experiences. Race day (and training) can bring about all kinds of productive or undesirable thoughts. Mental…

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Triathlon Minute, Episode 110 – Gear Check!

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn’t know. The simplest pre-race tasks can often be overlooked – and shouldn’t be! Do yourself a favor and get your bike looked at early in the week prior to a race….

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Triathlon Minute, Episode 109 – Minimize Race Day Stress

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn’t know. It’s pretty simple – focus on what’s within your control. Coach Brad shares a race day tip to help you stay focused on what’s essential! Get more training tips, from…

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Triathlon Minute, Episode 108 – Recover Smart!

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn’t know. Allowing your body and mind to recover from training and racing is imperative to moving forward with your goals. Coach Jim shares some simple ideas you can do to implement…

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Never, Ever, Give Up

June 28, 2015 I quit triathlon on Tuesday. On Saturday, I raced to see if I actually enjoyed the racing or if it was the training that was getting me down or everything else in life that was just too much. What I learned, is the following, in probably too many words. Let’s start from…

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Athlete of the Month, June 2015 – Angus Borland

We are excited to introduce you to our June Athlete of the Month, Angus Borland. Living very north in Novia Scotia (although he’s from Scotland), he’s managed to balance his business and entrepreneurship with training and racing (which is global!). Angus is admittedly competitive, yet he had to learn how to swim to get started….

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