2 Training Questions for Coaches Simon and Mike

Training question: How many A races are recommended for a season, and how far apart should they be? For example, I want to do an IM, but also qualify for AG nationals, and the IM is after nationals. Answer:  Coach…

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A Multisport Physcian’s Thoughts on Triathlon Marketing Statistics

It is likely that most of you read the statistics shared with USA Triathlon that were obtained by the marketing company TribeGroup (read “The Mind of the Triathlete”) and posted on their website.  The data was collected several years ago…

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4 Recovery Tips for your Day at the Office

As many of us try to do, we balance our training and racing with every day life. Following either a big day of training or a race, most of us have to wake up the next day and go to…

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The Balanced Athlete

Many triathletes find comfort in volume and miles. Filling each weekend and available weekday hours with training. However, chasing hours or miles is simply not enough to allow you to reach your full potential. Too many athletes fall into the…

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Training Around People. Be Prepared

Spring! Sunshine! No more layers! Tan lines! Yes! Yes! Yes! Now that spring is well under way, it means that I now share the road with my fellow athletes, and many of those athletes had neither the inclination or ability…

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Living the Dream: Meet a D3 Coach

After racing triathlons professionally for 12 years I have transitioned to coaching full-time. Looking back, I have been coaching in some capacity for the last twenty years with my coaching roots in swimming and soccer. It is a privilege to…

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5 Tips for the 3 D’s of Skin Care

The leaves have fallen, the temperatures have dropped, and many of us have had to bust out the snow shovels already. The onset of winter is inevitable. However, on those magical days when the sun prevails, our desire to be…

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A Day in the Life: Meet Coach Simon

A Day In the Life of a Coach (or in this case, a few races in the life of a coach) Those of you who know me or who have read some of my race reports or articles know that…

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Triathlon is more than Ironman

The last time I raced a USAT Nationals was 2003. The races were well run back then, but could not compete with the atmosphere of the Ironman events back in the day. After a weekend in Milwaukee at this year’s…

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Coach Simon’s 2014 Kona Journal

D3 Coach Simon Butterworth is days away from his 11th race at Kona! He offered to share his journal with us as he prepares for the World Championship race. Enjoy the read! These are raw notes I make each morning.…

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I am Invincible

Thoughts on Swim Deaths in Triathlon and Mitigation EffortsThis won’t be a long article, but I hope it gets the attention of anyone who does not warm up well for a triathlon. The title of this article was a statement…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 17, Using a Foam Roller and Massage for Recovery

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and I promise you’ll learn something you didn’t know. Please follow us on twitter: D3_Multisport and / or facebook.com/d3multisport. If you like our…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 9, Factoring Rest into your Routine

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, “The Triathlon Minute”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and I promise you’ll learn something you didn’t know. Please follow us on twitter: D3_Multisport and / or facebook.com/d3multisport. If you like our…

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Get Back on Track

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

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Winning Parents: Who is, Who isn’t and Why

He was doing his best to keep from breaking down, but the tears filled his eyes, the emotions were raw and he was lost. “Whatever I do it’s never good enough”… was what he uttered, but the pain in his…

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