Get Back on Track

It happens to every athlete ‚Äì middle-of-the-packers, back-of-the-packers, and even professionals ‚Äì all go through phases in their athletic careers when they cannot get over the hump. That hump can be many different things ‚Äì stuck at a certain pace,…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 39, Intimidating the Competition

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, ‚ÄúThe Triathlon Minute‚Äù. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn‚Äôt know. Intimidating your competition on race day is an art ‚Äì watch this week‚Äôs video tip…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 31, Log your Data

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, ‚ÄúThe Triathlon Minute‚Äù. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn‚Äôt know. How important is your training data? Coach AJ shares a reason why it‚Äôs important to…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 30, Strength Train while you Travel

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, ‚ÄúThe Triathlon Minute‚Äù. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn‚Äôt know. Strength Train while you Travel! Coach Martina shares a a few tips to help you…

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USAT Rules Summary

Up to Date Clif Notes Version:  USAT Most Common Rule Violations A Message from the Head Referee to all age-group competitors: Most triathletes come to races with only a rudimentary understanding of the rules of the sport. Indeed, few have…

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Getting Through a Plateau in Triathlon Training

The Weakest Link: Getting through a plateau Many times you hear a triathlete talk about how they are very strong in one or two events but seem to be weak in a third. This is pretty common for most of…

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Triathlon Success: The Three Ingredients Needed to Start a Fire: Oxygen, Heat, and Fuel

WARNING: If you are not serious about getting faster, you may find the following content boring. Instead of the usual drivel about me going on about some new way to get faster, I decided to tell you about some real…

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The Value of a Triathlon Coach

There has been a lot of debate among age group athletes about the necessity or reason to hire a coach. For those that need guidance or the extra motivation, it is a must. Others may scoff at hiring a coach…

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The Benefits of Hiring a Coach

As the new year approaches we get a lot of requests for coaching. For those who are new to the sport or who have never had a coach, I thought I’d write up some ideas on what you should look…

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Triathlon Interview with World Champ Scott Molina: Process Focused vs. Results Focused

Recently, I was listening to a Triathlete Mag interview with one my triathlon heroes and inspirations, Scott Molina. My very first year in triathlon was 1988, the same year that the ‚ÄòTerminator‚Äô, as Scott is known, won Ironman Hawaii. For…

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When Rest Becomes Detraining

There have been a few studies done on detraining. How quickly you lose fitness depends on how fit you are, how long you have been training, and how long you stop. From the Mailbag: I imagine it will be very…

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Maximizing Training Part II

Fast forward to September and the next phone call I get is not the one I was expecting: he has been in a mountain bike accident and has punctured a lung, broken ribs and is lucky to be alive. (To…

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Maximizing Training Part I

In the summer of 2002, I had an athlete contact me right before Vineman Full Distance who was looking for some help. His coach had moved and wanted to talk with me. He mentioned qualifying for Ironman Hawaii since one…

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Keep Triathlon Training Simple

A few tips to go faster without investing more time into your training As the end of the season nears, it‚Äôs important to look back at the season and see what you did correctly in terms of training and what…

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The Small Things Make a Difference in your Training

At the risk of sounding like those commercials that promise you can loose a bunch of weight while still eating any and everything, I‚Äôm going to let you in on how to get faster by doing nothing. Well, not exactly…

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