The Triathlon Minute, Episode 65, Better Luck Next Time

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. Better luck next time! “Really, that’s it”, you ask? No! THIS IS ONE OF THE…

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The Triathlon Minute, Episode 43, Controlling Voices in your Head

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.   What can you do about the self-defeating chatter in your head? Smart athletes know…

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Going Mental

We all say “The race is 90% mental” but what are these, quote-unquote, mental skills anyway? Athletes easily respond to the tangible (HR, cadence, etc.), yet don’t really understand how to address this fluffy mental stuff. We all go to…

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Do you See the Donut or the Hole?

“The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist the hole.” McLaundburgh Wilson You have read that the title of this article is about mental toughness skills and are wondering what a doughnut has to do with mental toughness, right!?! The truth…

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Triathlon Roles, Goals, and Plans

I recently finished one of the most powerful books ever written: “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. Any reading I do about organizing or making my life easier, I always try to understand how it relates…

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Season’s Goals: Why

“I train as a means to an objective, and that objective is to race faster the next time than I did the last time.”  Karen Smyers When we look at developing a plan for our racing season, we often start…

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Becoming a Runner

As coaches, we have all heard the following comments somewhere along the way, either at local tri team meetings, or out on a long Sunday group run, ‚ÄúI just survive the run because I‚Äôm not a runner,‚Äù ‚ÄúI‚Äôm just going…

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Post Ironman Blues

Ironman race day arrives and you are left thinking how quickly the time has passed since you registered a year ago. Yes, an entire year has passed since you stood in line to register or pointed & clicked on your…

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Supercharge your Goals

A Different Perspective on Goal Setting Abraham Lincoln once said, goal properly set is halfway reached. In other words, setting goals is a job all in itself and a very important job at that! So how do you set a…

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How to Find Motivation to do the Workouts you Don’t want to do!

Not all triathletes are equally enamored with all the different training and racing components in triathlon. Some folks prefer swimming over biking. Others like the high-intensity intervals at the running track, but don‚Äôt love the long, slow distance running. Some…

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Finding your Mid-Season Motivation

In the middle of August some triathletes fall into a bit of a pit: A. It’s been a long season, they are physically tired. B. There are still races on the schedule, they are trying to build up for competition.…

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The Power of the Third D

One of the immutable laws of triathlon training is that you can’t cram. Let’s face it, cramming for academic tests isn’t a great strategy for long term success anyhow. If you didn’t learn that lesson in school, your hobby (triathlon)…

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Setting Goals for Next Season

Setting goals for your triathlon season is important if you want to improve upon where you are and how you raced last year. Let‚Äôs look at a few simple ideas when goal setting. One of the most important aspects of…

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Getting Tuned up for Race Season

It’s funny, but it’s one of the most common questions I get during the last weeks of training before the season’s first race is How can I be sure that I’m ready? Well,  If you’re not ready by now, there’s…

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Competing with Heart, Racing with Gratitude

On August 25, 2007 the world of track and field saw an example of greatness worth talking about, and our heroine didn’t even win the race. On this night Kara Goucher won a bronze medal in the women?s 10,000 meters…

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