Featured Athlete, October 2018 – Phillip Lemmons

Throughout his triathlon journey, Phillip has embraced ‘the process’ with great energy and enthusiasm shares his coach, Brad Seng.  From his early years racing with the CU triathlon team to the present, Phillip has always been a true “team” player…

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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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In Honor of Joe Vrablik

It has been over a week since the Ironman world championship in Kona, Hawaii. I am so happy that so many of our friends could be there for me and to cheer on AJ.  Race day was an early morning…

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Featured Athlete, September 2018 – Carla Laukka

Coach Jim nominated Carla Laukka for our Featured Athlete Spotlight and we are glad to recognize her for three reasons (and so many more): her achievements this season (shaving 29 minutes off her 70.3 time!), her consistency and commitment to her…

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THE COUNTERBALANCE TO USING ZWIFT

Not too long ago, I would hop on my bike trainer, my very expensive fluid trainer, and ride. I would watch Sports Center, or a movie, or reruns of Ironmans and Tour de France races. I would count down the…

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1 Key Tip for a Successful Athlete-Coach Partnership

When you are paying for coaching, you want to make certain you are maximizing your coach’s knowledge.  But to get that value and to create the foundation for a strong athlete-coach partnership, you need to pitch in.  We asked Coach…

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3 KONA COURSE TIPS FROM 13X IMWC FINISHER

Having expert advice from a 13-time Ironman World Champion finisher is invaluable as you prepare for your own race.  His approach to racing this course every year is strategic and calculated.  Heed his advice on these three-pointers and you might…

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Swim Workouts – Updated Weekly

Swim Workouts to use in case you need one or want to try something different!Death by 100s (2800 total)WU: 400, every 4th length backstrokeWU set – with paddles: 5x 25 fast, 10” RI 25 fast, 10” RI 50 easy, 5”…

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Technique Camp – October 2018

TIME TO TRAIN SMARTER! Who:  This technique clinic is for Team D3 athletes who are 1-to-1 coached or using one of our custom or pre-built training plans.  What:  During this Technique Camp, the D3 coaches will work with each athlete to…

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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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SIMULATING OPEN WATER IN THE POOL

According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), 123 million American live in counties that have a coastline. Yet while Hawaii, Florida, and California might have waters you can jump into on a semi regular basis, Oregon and Alaska tend…

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The Loss of a Friend and a Return to Kona

For many athletes, using a coach is a way to get more out of themselves and to give their best effort to the sport they love. But sometimes, the coach/athlete relationship evolves into a friendship and over time, that friendship…

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Featured Athlete of the Month June 2018: Monica Stratton

Monica Stratton has a diverse athletic background, but triathlon has become her passion. She balances her time between a physically demanding job, caring for her father, and finding the time to train. The Sacramento native now calls San Diego home…

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So You Wanna Be An Ironman … Or Five Things to Consider Before Jumping Up to A New Race Distance

So You Wanna Be An Ironman … (OR: Five Things to Consider Before Jumping Up to A New Race Distance) It’s that time of year: your friends‘ Strava feeds are exploding, social media is clogged with finisher photos and race…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered

My wife told me that she’d gone to see a doctor because she gets a sharp pain in her eye whenever she drinks coffee with cream. I asked, “What did the doctor say?” She replied that the doctor told her…

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