Coaches: Get Organized!

Triathlon coaching in the modern hi-tech world of the internet has created its own challenges for coaches and athletes alike. The key to being a successful coach is being organized. Coaches typically take on more than they can handle and…

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Never, Ever, Give Up!

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…

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Recovering from Injury – the Road Back

In the fall of 2013, I wrapped up my 25th season of racing triathlon and over the course of those 25 years, I can only remember one stretch of time, in 1995, that I was injured and unable to run.…

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Staying Mentally Tough

I recently raced at the Curt Gowdy Xterra race in Wyoming. The day was hot, the course was tough and pushing hard the entire way wasn‚Äôt easy. Just my kind of race! After a solid swim, which I cruised, I…

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Mike’s Birthday Workout 2012

Most years on my Birthday I do something brilliant, or stupid, depending on your perspective I guess. I‚Äôve had some memorable birthdays and most are tied to some outrageous workout that I decided to do. And even some outrageous workouts…

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The Road to Coaching, Part I

Growing up the youngest of 4 boys, I was always schooled on the fundamentals of athletics. I was late to the party, arriving nine years after my closest brother and 15 and 16 years after my two oldest brothers. I…

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Man on Top of the Mountain

As a sat looking up at Mt. Princeton one Sunday night, I wondered what it was going to take to get up that mountain. It was Colorado‚Äôs 10th highest 14er and it sat at 14,197 feet above sea level. I…

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Coach’s Perspective: What does it take to Qualify for Kona?

This past September and October I had two of my athletes qualify for Kona, which was such an amazing feeling as a coach. The paths they took to earning those spots were very different and had their own challenges. Greg…

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The Road to Coaching, Part I

Growing up the youngest of 4 boys, I was always schooled on the fundamentals of athletics. I was late to the party, arriving nine years after my closest brother and 15 and 16 years after my two oldest brothers. I…

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