Triathlon Minute, Episode 100 – Training Variability

Get clear on how best to use Zone 1, 2, 3 & 4 for training variability from Coach Jim Hallberg in this week’s Triathlon Minute training tip video.

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BENEFITS OF POST-RACE AND POST-SEASON ANALYSIS

One way to get the same results, race in and race out, season in and season out, is to continue doing the same thing.   While this may be great if you have the perfect race every time, more often than…

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Advice on Constructing a Yearly Racing Calendar

When the snow shovel comes out of the shed and fines its winter home on the hook next to the front door, it can mean only one thing “it’s the off-season.” For many of us, it’s time to recharge and…

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When the Going Gets Tough

QUESTION FROM ATHLETE:I’ve noticed lately—with the exception of track work, which I’ve been rattling off just fine and have been happy with my performance—that longer runs feel like a slog.  It isn’t an issue of being unable to get HR…

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INTRODUCTION TO REGENERATIVE MEDICINE FOR INJURIES

Humans have over 10 trillion individual cells. Some regenerate faster than others and some do not regenerate at all. As we age the regeneration process slows down. With time the cells die at a faster rate than the new ones…

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Why Recovery is Important

“Keep your easy days easy and your hard days hard.” This is the mantra of coaches around the world in many different sports. If you have been doing triathlon for a long time you will have heard your coach or…

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Fascia and Its Affect on Injury

I used to think of fascia like a saran wrap surrounding tissues in the body and as such, I did not find it particularly exciting. During the first semester of physical therapy school, however, when I had an opportunity to…

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Coping with the Post Race Blues

At this year’s IMWI race, I had the privilege of supporting a group of 37 athletes from Team World Vision who were racing to bring clean water to remote villages throughout Africa.  As a collective group, they raised over $300,000…

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4 Goals of Recovery Nutrition

The 4 goals of recovery nutrition include: Restore fluid and electrolytes (sodium and potassium) lost in sweat; weigh before and after exercise and replenish what was lost Replace muscle fuel (carbohydrate) utilized during practice, some people need more fat and…

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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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