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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Featured Athlete, November – Elyse Sitomer

This story will amaze you with examples of desire, determination, and discipline.  The life lessons we learn from training and racing are incredible in and of themselves, but when you overlay that with a car accident and subsequent major trauma,…

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A Case for Zone 1

Zone 1 is commonly known as the recovery zone. We don’t think of it as a “training zone” like the rest of them. Usually zone 1 is described as “extremely easy”, “embarrassingly easy”, “gentle”, and “slow”. It’s basically one step…

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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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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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