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D3 Athlete of the Month, November 2016 – Paul Fomalont

With a sub three hour Nice, France marathon finish, it’s a pleasure to turn the spotlight on Switzerland based D3 athlete Paul Fomalont! Coach Jim nominated Paul not only for his 2:58 finish, but for his total commitment to his training plan. Coach Jim recognizes that Paul is naturally talented as an endurance athlete, but…

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Off-Season Workout: Hill Mixer

Off-season and early base training is an excellent time to mix things up a bit with your training while focusing on proper form/technique and muscular endurance. One of my favorite run sessions to do this time of year is a strength-based session with varied patterns of movement. Hill Mixer Total duration: 45-60’ 1. Activation exercises…

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The Last Time You Did Something for the First Time

I’ve been a runner since I was six and started BMX racing at the same age. I ran cross country in high school, did my first triathlon when I was 22 and did 13 Ironman races in 6 years. Needless to say, I’ve had a long experience in endurance sports. That doesn’t mean I have…

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Athlete of the Month, October 2016 – Julie Dunkle

The nomination for Julie Dunkle came as a result of her perseverance through injuries last year, her ability to maintain focus on her goals throughout this year and winning her age group in Couer d’ Alene and qualified for Kona! She had the fastest swim time for her age group this year at the Ironman…

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From Triathlete to Warrior this Off-Season

I have always struggled with the concept of the off-season because I believe that it is not physiologically economical to take a couple of months off training and lose the hard gained fitness. I absolutely understand the need to reboot, recharge and restart the fire needed for hard work in the main season. However, there…

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Less Training Means More Time for Cooking

Heading into the off-season (at least for most) can be a huge relief. Taking the pressure off yourself to do everything right and allowing yourself to indulge a bit can be very rewarding. The off-season can also be a great time to figure out your goals. Do you want to run faster, build lean body…

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