Sleep and Recovery As We Age Through Endurance Sports

Balancing social stuff (family and friends), sleep and work combined with good nutrition are critical to your success as an athlete and for a long life (at least as long as your genes allow).  I will not claim to be…

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Endurance Training Camp 2022

Team D3 Endurance Training CampMarch 12 – 18, 2022Tucson, Arizona$1,550* We need 15 athletes registered by Monday, January 31st We know this camp is the BEST WAY TO KICK OFF YOUR SEASON because this is what past campers have had to say…

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On the Last Day – One Final Workout

As we wind down 2021, take stock of the year, and look forward to reaching new goals in 2022, there is still time for one final workout!  What should it be?  You can start your new year with a benchmark and…

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Lessons Learned from a Self-Coached Coach

It goes without saying that I wholly believe in the power of a strong coach-athlete relationship.  Most of the athletes I coach appreciate the freedom that comes with the structure I provide in their training plans.  Freedom in structure?  You…

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Do You Circle the Block?

As I once again watched a few athletes run an extra couple of blocks because “we want to get to eight miles”, Coach Brad and I exchanged grins as we coached the workout. I’ll admit to planning my route home…

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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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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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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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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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Learn To Train And Race By Feel

We triathletes sure love our gadgets.  We have power meters to measure our bike and run efforts.  We measure and record our strokes per lap, RPM and cadence.    While these tools can be useful to help us understand our…

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Athlete Case Study: Mike Reed. “I’ve got it.”

“I’ve got it.”  Those words were the first sentence of Mike Reed’s Facebook post on March 29, 2020.  Of course, I already knew.  It was early in this pandemic–before we knew what we know now.  Certainly before we knew everything–triathlon…

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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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