EUROPEAN DESTINATION RACES

Having come to the U.S. from Europe over 50 years ago, going “home” to race has a growing special attraction for me.  I hope these short race descriptions that I find interesting will spark some hops across the pond.At the…

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3 KONA COURSE TIPS FROM 13X IMWC FINISHER

Having expert advice from a 13-time Ironman World Champion finisher is invaluable as you prepare for your own race.  His approach to racing this course every year is strategic and calculated.  Heed his advice on these three-pointers and you might…

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So You Wanna Be An Ironman … Or Five Things to Consider Before Jumping Up to A New Race Distance

So You Wanna Be An Ironman … (OR: Five Things to Consider Before Jumping Up to A New Race Distance) It’s that time of year: your friends‘ Strava feeds are exploding, social media is clogged with finisher photos and race…

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Guide to Racing the Ironman World Championship Race in Kona

D3 Coach Simon Butterworth will be racing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii for his 13th, YES THIRTEEN, times!  He has seen a number of race conditions to give him a solid perspective about how best to prepare for everything…

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Looking for Redemption?

As we approach fall, many triathletes have completed their “A” races for the season – or at least the first of them. Maybe you had a great day and are working to identify those minor tweaks to make your next…

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Ironman Boulder 70.3 Course Strategy

Get ready for some key intel from Coach AJ Johnson for the IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder course.   It’s time to strategize.  Pay attention because he even suggests some key spots on the bike course where you can fuel up!

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The D3 Triathlon Minute, Episode 75, Urinating on the Bike

D3 Multisport is proud to release the video series, ‚”The Triathlon Minute‚”. Invest 1 minute each Friday and you may learn something you didn’t know. If you hydrate properly during your race, chances are good you will need to go…

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Multiple Ironman Events (In the Same Year)

Anyone with too much time on their hands or with dreams of getting to Kona have been confronted with the question ‚Äúhow much time between each event‚Äù. I hope to convince you that for most people, with another life, i.e.…

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The Key to Success for Long Distance Racing: Consistency

I have the belief that, as the duration of your event increases the training becomes more simplistic. Again, most of us are training for a 10-17 hour day of aerobic exercise. Many athletes are under the impression that there is…

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Training for Endurance Events as a Seasoned (older) Athlete

(As an aside: Mike was asked me to write something concise about training for endurance events as a ‚Äúsenior‚Äù and the keys to absorbing that training. He did not choose my favorite name for someone of my age, which is…

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When and Why to Move Up in Distance

If you are new to triathlon and want to get a handle on a coach’s honesty, and diplomatic skill, tell your prospective coach you are looking for someone to train you for your first ironman distance race.  You can tell…

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Seconds Count, Even in Ironman Racing

Finding Free Speed It‚Äôs very easy in any Triathlon to dismiss a few seconds lost, or gained, as inconsequential to the end result.  However, if you are in the race to PR or perhaps podium, and many people have one…

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10 Ways to Race to have a Great Long Course Race

Whether you‚Äôre getting ready for your first or fifteenth full or half distance race, it can be easy to lose sight of the details that will get you across the line. In short-course racing, mistakes are often forgiven by the…

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3 Key Workouts to Help you Transition from Short Course to Long Course Racing

There comes a time in every triathletes racing when they start to get curious about going longer distances. The curiosity to train for the longer distances becomes a stronger pull. If you think you might be ready to make the…

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Triathlon is More than Triathlon

USAT National Championship 2015, thoughts from a 15-year Ironman fan/ athlete. 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…

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