Featured Team D3 Athlete – Danielle Lowry

2018’s Ironman Boulder was Danielle Lowry’s first full Ironman, and during her recovery phase, she opted into AG Nats at the last minute, and guess what happened? She qualified for Worlds 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland! Her D3 Coach, Laura Marcoux,…

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Setting the Stage for a Nutritionally Healthy Off-Season

I know it seems to be a luxury these days to have the time to turn on great music, utilize flavorful herbs and spices and cook a fabulous meal while enjoying the company of friends and a glass of wine.…

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Run Focused Training Block for Triathletes

With the limited training time of most triathletes and the need to train in all three sports, it is often very difficult to dedicate enough time (in the short run) to make big gains in any one sport. However, if…

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Racing the Ironman World Championships – 3 Top Tips!

D3 Coach Simon Butterworth has had the most incredible athletic prowess of racing the Ironman World Championships fourteen times. He is about to embark on his 15th this October. His knowledge of the course and conditions is unparalleled. He is…

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Challenge: Race Without the Metrics

Whether it’s your first race, your A race, or a big race, I’d like to share some reminders that will take you beyond the metrics and help keep you relaxed and confident going into your race.  The goal is to…

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Research These 6 Points Before Committing to a Destination Race

We have all been there with the post-race blues. Reflection and contemplation. You wonder, what can I race next? And your one genius friend says lets race in _________ (insert exotic location). And at that the moment, you both say,…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 19, Should I try to Lose Weight During a Workout

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Featured Athlete, July 2019 – Jack Toland

Success on and off the race course – that’s just what Jack Toland has been experiencing and we are proud to turn the spotlight on him! His Coach, Brad Seng, noted that he’s had a really strong year as an…

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The Part II: Clarifying Protein Needs by Gender and Carbohydrates by Race Distance

In the article 3 Nutrition Must-Haves for Triathletes I shared information about protein, carbohydrates and hydration needs for endurance athletes. That generated two important questions about protein intake by gender and carbohydrate needs for different race distances. This Part II…

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Remember These Tips When Riding in Traffic

Cycling is a beautiful part of our sport. It can be liberating and adventurous but unfortunately, at times, dangerous. Thankfully we have choices to ride inside with Zwift, TrainerRoad, or just on the trainer. But how do we keep ourselves…

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Race Day Readiness with a Proper Warm-up

“This is where my husband was telling me a lot of my race sucking today was in my prep. I didn’t warm up… it was my first swim in the new wetsuit. I didn’t jog or anything beforehand and just…

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Race Day Planning, Part 2: The Pre-Mortem

Everyone knows what a post-mortem is: examining a corpse to determine the cause of death. Gruesome, I know, but there is another kind of –mortem that can help you execute your races better. It’s the pre­-mortem. It’s a proactive, pre-emptive…

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Proper Bike Interval Execution

One common mistake that I see in many athlete files is the improper execution of an interval during a bike workout. When an interval is prescribed, it will have two main components: intensity and duration. As an example, let’s look…

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Featured Athlete, June 2019 – Janet Lapp

Janet decided to become a triathlete at 74 and promptly qualified for the Sprint Worlds in Lausanne, Switzerland! She has an excellent attitude about her training and while her Coach (Julie Dunkle) sees her optimism through examples such as ‘despite…

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Featured Athlete, May 2019 – Lawrence Gray

When you trust the process, good things happen! It’s a pleasure to introduce you to D3 Athlete Lawrence Gray. Coach Julie shared, that she has had the privilege of working with Lawrence for almost a year and while he has…

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