Featured Athlete, March 2021 – Kevin Hester

We are proud to feature Team D3 Athlete Kevin Hester who hails from Oshawa, Canada. Kevin wears two hats with D3. He is an active Team D3 athlete training under the direction of D3 Head Coach Mike Ricci, and he…

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Acclimating to Race Day Conditions

The upcoming summer months of high temperatures and poor air quality pose a threat to an athlete’s endurance performance. When evaluating an upcoming racecourse, proper assessment of the potential race day environmental conditions is critical to maximizing race day performance.…

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Zwift: Tool or Toy?

Several years ago when Zwift was new, I did a one-week trial and decided that it was interesting, but not for me.  I do my fair share of indoor training and had been pretty satisfied with my “serious” indoor tools…

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Getting Back to “Normal” this Spring

The Last 12 Months Looking out my window onto the Coal Creek Trail (have been running and biking on it a lot this past year) I would say the good news is that the general health of our population has…

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Using Agility Hurdles to Improve Your Run

Athletes who come to triathlons from sports other than running can often see major benefits from improving small, but intricate parts of their running form. This includes cadence, stride length, overall speed, foot speed, and ground contact time.  While the…

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Athlete Case Study: Riley Carpenter

Riley is a hard-working and dedicated athlete willing to put in the work to achieve his goals and is a pleasure to coach. He recently moved from Boston to Bend, Oregon. I started working with Riley in February of 2020…

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Reinventing Your Pain Cave

For the 20 years we’ve lived in our current house, I’ve had a small but functional pain cave set up in a dark corner of the basement. Over the years, I’ve tinkered and added equipment but it has remained a…

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A New Year, a New Day

At the end of the outgoing year and beginning of the next, tradition tells us to make commitments and plans to improve in the new year. It’s a new year, with new opportunities and new possibilities to make ourselves better.…

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Athlete Case Study: Karen Rice

Creative Training Yields Great Results in this D3 Athlete Case Study about Karen Rice We know that training in 2020 looked different for everyone, and as a coach, I had to reinvent the training game plan for each of the…

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Use Your Brain (to Sort Out Misinformation About Our Sport)

I suspect there is at least one thing that everyone in this country can agree on, there is a lot of misinformation and outright lying out there in social media and in the news.  We won’t all agree on what…

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Athlete Case Study: Francois de Repentigny

In the fall of 2018, I started working with Francois, who lives in Malaysia. He was looking for a coach who could coach him using Power (using a Stryd Power Meter) vs. Heart Rate. I remember asking him why he…

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Advice for the Remainder of your Off-Season Training

When it comes to triathlon racing, 2020 has certainly been an unfortunate year.  However, we need to look forward – toward 2021.  And as you think about the remainder of your off-season I hope you will draw inspiration from these…

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Athlete Case Study: David Goforth

Motivation to take up the sport of triathlon and stick with it, is, let’s face it, challenging. Three sports, four counting the important strength training, a job, a family, friends, and a few other things are hard to work into…

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Ring in the Holiday Cheer

As we enter the holiday season perhaps you are beginning to think about gift ideas for your favorite athlete or being asked what you would like as a gift this year.  What’s not to like in giving or receiving gifts!?! …

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Athlete Case Study, November 2020: Rupert Daniels

Consistency is Key to Fitness and Success At the very end of 2019, Rupert Daniels decided he was going to hire a coach to help him train for IM Italy in September.  However, as is the case with all athletes…

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