Triathlon Training to get Faster in the Off Season

Each month in our newsletter we list some of the improvements of our athletes. This doesn‚Äôt happen by magic or some special pill, but most of it is from what we do in the off-season. This time of year, right…

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Winterize your Training

You may not want to think about it, but winter is right around the corner. Training in adverse weather can be difficult, but with a few easy changes in equipment and mindset you can stay fit and have fun through…

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Alternate Workouts for the Winter

Staying fit in the winter presents many challenges. Cold temperatures, far away goals and tempting food choices are just a few obstacles athletes face. In my experience, both for myself and what I’ve seen as a coach, the biggest issue…

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Taking a Break

The triathlon season seems to get longer every year, which means that burnout can be a major issue. As a coach I see athletes starting to struggle with motivation around this time. Stepping back, taking some time off and recharging…

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A Different Way for Preparing for Intensity in Training…

re you doing the right strength work? When should you do strength work? What is the best way to do strength work? I hear these questions almost on a daily basis. Not only from my active clients, but from anyone…

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Off Season Training

It‚Äôs that time of year‚Ķ ‚ÄúOFF SEASON‚Äù Fall is turning into winter and that means we have to adjust our training to agree with Mother Nature ‚Äì unless you‚Äôre one of the lucky ones that lives in Nevis or Florida.…

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Creating Baseline Workouts

When I start to get cabin fever in the winter I think of warm weather, blue skies, the smell of sun block, and freedom from indoor bicycle trainer rides. With race season still a few months away, and with a…

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The Off Season

In the world of triathlon, there are three types of athletes. Some athletes may look at the off-season as the couch season and let his/her fitness go until race season is bearing down on them. The second type of athlete…

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Season Planning – Including Volunteering

As you plan your race calendar for 2013, I‚Äôd like to encourage you to add at least one additional race.  Consider volunteering at least once this season. There are many terrific reasons to volunteer at a local triathlon.  Sure, some…

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Strengthening the Core in the Off Season

As athletes, we often focus much of our training on swim, bike, and run; especially when pushed for time, we tend to negate some other very important steps we can take to make us better, stronger athletes and less injury…

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7 Most Important Factors to help you Improve this Season

There are lots of “keys” to being better than average at triathlon, but there are a few, that won’t take any more work than you’re already putting in. If you follow the 7 points of advice below from Coach Mike…

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The Training Matrix

The most commonly asked question of any triathlon coach is ‚ÄòHow do I get faster?‚Äô Pretty simple question, but there is no simple answer, unfortunately. As I begin to work with athletes and help them move toward their goals, I…

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Assess your Season in 4 steps

This is typically the part of the season when you start finishing up your ‚ÄòA‚Äô races, and start to reflect on the past several months. Maybe you met your goals, or maybe you have that sense that you could have…

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Conduct a Year End Assessment

You made it through another (or your first!) triathlon season. You’ve accomplished some goals, you’ve learned a thing or two (or twenty) about the sport, and you’re starting to look to the year ahead. This is a great time to…

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Off-Season Workout: Hill Mixer

Off-season and early base training is an excellent time to mix things up a bit with your training while focusing on proper form/technique and muscular endurance. One of my favorite run sessions to do this time of year is a…

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