Eat Wisely During the Holidays

The holiday season can result in some interesting eating. Calorie requirements can be reduced during the off-season in the Northern Hemisphere when training loads may be relaxed and fewer races are happening.  How can you get through the cake, pie,…

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3 Fresh Tips for Your Off-Season

For many of us, the end of the triathlon race season is approaching. Depending on how long or how successful your race season has been, this may determine the state of mind you have going into your off-season. The off-season…

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Zwift: Tool or Toy?

Several years ago when Zwift was new, I did a one-week trial and decided that it was interesting, but not for me.  I do my fair share of indoor training and had been pretty satisfied with my “serious” indoor tools…

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Advice for the Remainder of your Off-Season Training

When it comes to triathlon racing, 2020 has certainly been an unfortunate year.  However, we need to look forward – toward 2021.  And as you think about the remainder of your off-season I hope you will draw inspiration from these…

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Aero, Part II: an Aerodynamic Shrug

In July, I shared an article highlighting a conversation I had with Jesse Frank, Human Performance Engineer at the Specialized Win Tunnel, and shared his Top 8 recommendations to achieve better aerodynamics.  This follow-up article goes deep on a simple…

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Boost Your Nutrition to Boost Your Training

As winter approaches ever so quickly, NOW is your time to make important nutritional changes that will give your training a boost through the winter.  There is no reason to wait until the New Year.  To get started, take an…

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Finding Motivation

Adjusting to a New Life and Putting Things in Perspective The header photo seems to say it all about our situation right now in regards to training and racing.  Lay back and enjoy it, go with the flow.  I also…

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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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How to Get Faster by Developing your Internal Pacing

Why: Why should you develop your internal pacing when you have everything you need right in front of you on digital display? In a race, you probably know what your paces, heart rate, and power should all be ahead of…

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Team D3 Technique Clinic

Team D3 Technique ClinicSaturday, January 18, 2020Longmont, Colorado (just North of Boulder)6 am – 4 pm$225*Space is limited*D3 1-to-1 Coach Athletes receive a $25 discount COACHING and TRAINING GOAL: Train under the direction of D3’s Head Coach, Mike Ricci, a…

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Core Stability and Balance are Vital Components of Athletic Success

The early season for many triathletes marks the beginning of a strength training program to improve athletic performance for the upcoming season. Two vital components of a well-designed strength program are core strength, or a more accurate term core stability…

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Five Things You Have A Coach’s Permission To Do During Your Off-Season

In-season – when you’ve got specific goals for a specific race, and your coach has mapped out a specific plan to get you there – it’s important to adhere to the training plan. I mean, #followtheplan and #trustyourcoach didn’t come…

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How to Execute A Reboot

As we head into the off-season and we look ahead to our goals for 2020, there are a few areas we can work on that will close the gap between where you’ve been and where you want to go. I…

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Run Focused Training Block for Triathletes

With the limited training time of most triathletes and the need to train in all three sports, it is often very difficult to dedicate enough time (in the short run) to make big gains in any one sport. However, if…

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THE OFF-SEASON IS ENDING, NOW WHAT?

This is your alarm clock, the off-season is ending!   From Thanksgiving through the New Year, many of us are in the “off-season” and with that comes a license to eat, drink and not train as much.  While I am a…

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