Ironman Alaska Logistics

Ironman Alaska Logistics Notes See the full race report here: [LINK] Race Clothing: Most people wore several layers during the race.  We had about two hours of rain on the bike and at least that much on the run (with…

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Ironman Alaska Race Report

Ironman Alaska was an amazing experience and I just couldn’t be happier about having been a part of this inaugural event!  Overall, I am very happy with my day even though it wasn’t a perfect race.  I had a flat…

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Activation plus More Ideas for your Pre-Race Warm-Up

As he watched the sea of athletes at a recent triathlon race in Arizona, it dawned on Coach Brad Seng just how important pre-race warm-ups are especially as we ease ourselves out of winter training and into early-season triathlons. It’s easy to…

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Triathlon Coach Learns by Racing Back to Back Days

Self-coaching allows opportunities to experiment with training methods and plans on myself before unleashing them on my athletes. Over the winter, as I looked ahead to my preparation for IM Alaska in August, I searched for a 70.3 tuneup race…

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Stay in the Game: Lessons Learned from the Ironman 70.3 World Championships

How many times has something gone wrong for you in a race? If you are like me, the answer is – almost always. If you race triathlon at any distance, it is rare that you will have the “perfect race.”…

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New York City Triathlon: a 20 Year Memory

I have no doubt that some of you have been thinking things must get better in 2022. I am of course talking about Covid and its impact on our lives and racing.  I am feeling optimistic and have been thinking…

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Thermoregulation

Thermoregulation:  the maintenance or regulation of temperature – Meriam-Webster Thermoregulation is a process that allows the body to maintain its core temperature in a state of equilibrium.  While it is important to maintain this in both cold and hot environments,…

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Remember Fueling as you Return to Racing

As racing calls us back to the start line, it’s important to remember your fueling strategies for race day. It’s important to give yourself time throughout your training to test your planned strategies because you never want to sabotage your…

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Return to Racing with a Firefighter’s Mindset

In recent weeks we have seen numerous races taking place across the United States.  As a coach, it has been very refreshing to be able to have the familiar pre-race conversations about race day execution and strategy.  It has been…

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Acclimating to Race Day Conditions

The upcoming summer months of high temperatures and poor air quality pose a threat to an athlete’s endurance performance. When evaluating an upcoming racecourse, proper assessment of the potential race day environmental conditions is critical to maximizing race day performance.…

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60 Seconds to Calm Your Nerves on Race Day

You have an icky feeling in the pit of your stomach the night before or morning of your race. You know the feeling—butterflies or churning or queasy or something. Your brain notices that feeling and makes a judgment about it—nervous,…

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Oceanside 70.3 – 2020 Course Preview

If you are racing this course – you want this information! Coach Julie Dunkle shares a number of important strategies and tips to help you race this course successfully!

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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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Racing the Ironman World Championships – 3 Top Tips!

D3 Coach Simon Butterworth has had the most incredible athletic prowess of racing the Ironman World Championships fourteen times. He is about to embark on his 15th this October. His knowledge of the course and conditions is unparalleled. He is…

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Challenge: Race Without the Metrics

Whether it’s your first race, your A race, or a big race, I’d like to share some reminders that will take you beyond the metrics and help keep you relaxed and confident going into your race.  The goal is to…

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