Coach Opinion: Four COVID Training Questions

Well, by now we’ve all (mostly) adjusted to the sudden shock of closings, cancellations, and stay-at-home orders. We’ve found new ways to move through life in the short-term and are now starting to think about maybe not the long-term, but…

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This is a Good Time to Experiment!

If there ever was a time to do some experimenting with your training or other aspects of the multisport life this is it. The idea is not new and you almost certainly see suggestions like this at the end of…

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Winter Workout Ideas

I have personally been using my treadmill more and more lately. Partly due to cold temps and early mornings, and partly due to convenience. Treadmill running can provide a few benefits including a little more cushion for all the miles…

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What’s Up Doc?

As a kid, I spent Saturday mornings watching cartoons, with one of my favorites being that of a likable bunny chewing a carrot! With the tagline, “What’s up doc?” this classic Looney Tunes character continues to bring laughs and smiles…

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A Coach Mike Favored Recipe

If you work full-time, have a family and train, finding time to make healthy dinners can be a challenge. This is one of my family’s favorite go-to recipes that achieves quality nutrition, covers the tastebuds of athletes and kids, and…

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How to Hire a Triathlon Coach

As the new year approaches we get a lot of requests for coaching. For those who are new to the sport, who have never had a coach, or are interested in hiring a new coach, these are some things you…

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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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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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6 Pieces of Gear to Check Before Racing

Spring is on the horizon which means race season is just around the corner!  As you grind out the final weeks of winter it is time to do a little housekeeping to ensure your race gear and equipment are in…

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10 Tips for Efficient Training

We want to do it all, and we want to do it well.  But finding time to fit everything into a day including a productive training regimen can generate some unnecessary stress but with these 10 tips, you will not…

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THE OFF-SEASON IS ENDING, NOW WHAT?

This is your alarm clock, the off-season is ending!   From Thanksgiving through the New Year, many of us are in the “off-season” and with that comes a license to eat, drink and not train as much.  While I am a…

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BENEFITS OF POST-RACE AND POST-SEASON ANALYSIS

One way to get the same results, race in and race out, season in and season out, is to continue doing the same thing.   While this may be great if you have the perfect race every time, more often than…

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Advice on Constructing a Yearly Racing Calendar

When the snow shovel comes out of the shed and fines its winter home on the hook next to the front door, it can mean only one thing “it’s the off-season.” For many of us, it’s time to recharge and…

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When the Going Gets Tough

QUESTION FROM ATHLETE:I’ve noticed lately—with the exception of track work, which I’ve been rattling off just fine and have been happy with my performance—that longer runs feel like a slog.  It isn’t an issue of being unable to get HR…

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In Honor of Joe Vrablik

It has been over a week since the Ironman world championship in Kona, Hawaii. I am so happy that so many of our friends could be there for me and to cheer on AJ.  Race day was an early morning…

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