D3 Featured Athlete, April 2020 – Jeff Krebs

Jeff has his sites set on racing the Boston Marathon and it’s his journey navigating the changes around the race, plus his unselfishness to un-retire as a physician to help on the frontline of the Covid-19 Pandemic that grabbed his…

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Bike Skills: Safety

In the world of triathlon racing and training, bike handling is a must-have for improved performance. No, this might not raise your threshold, but with proper bike handling skills, you will be safer, develop more confidence and you can become…

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This is a Good Time to Experiment!

If there ever was a time to do some experimenting with your training or other aspects of the multisport life this is it. The idea is not new and you almost certainly see suggestions like this at the end of…

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Swim Band Demo

This quick video will demo how to use swim bands as a dryland substitute for swimming. Mike demonstrates, the catch phase with a half-pull, a full pull, and the tricep extension. He also shows how to use the bands for…

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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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Healthy Immunity through Food

Everywhere we turn we are reminded of “the virus”. Depending on where you live that could mean the “flu” or the Covid-19 virus, or something else altogether. I know there are people heavily affected and those that are frustrated with…

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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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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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What’s Up Doc?

As a kid, I spent Saturday mornings watching cartoons, with one of my favorites being that of a likable bunny chewing a carrot! With the tagline, “What’s up doc?” this classic Looney Tunes character continues to bring laughs and smiles…

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A Coach Mike Favored Recipe

If you work full-time, have a family and train, finding time to make healthy dinners can be a challenge. This is one of my family’s favorite go-to recipes that achieves quality nutrition, covers the tastebuds of athletes and kids, and…

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Running (and Walking) an IM Marathon (or just a Marathon)

I don’t always practice what I preach, but when it comes to how to run the marathon portion in an Ironman, I do. At least I do these days.  And how I get it done is through planning for plenty…

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Running with Power: A Primer

Power meters on bicycles have long been the gold standard for measuring performance progression.  In recent years, bike power meters have become more and more affordable, putting them within reach of most triathletes who are serious about measuring and tracking…

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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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