Triathlon Training and Energy Systems

Posted March 27, 2024

Here are the PowerPoint slides from the first Triathlon Training Clinic held on March 26th. It was great having so many people in attendance and also to those who joined us through Google Meet.

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Resolutions vs Reorientation

Posted February 25, 2023

This time of the year always brings a bit of sadness to me.  The middle of February is the start of the end.  It is the moment where someone’s desire, motivation and optimism to turn over a new leaf, kick a bad habit(s) to the curb, start being healthier and more active starts to go stale and decay.  It makes me sad because I know how excited they were to change

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The 7 Components of Running

Posted December 6, 2022

On my journey as a coach, I have heard on a few occasions during a run form presentation that there are seven components to running fast.  The one component that was talked about was the energy created through muscular activity that was supported by aerobic and anaerobic metabolism.  The interesting thing is that they never …

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A Journey Like No Other

Posted February 7, 2022

The path that anyone takes through life is unique.  Some people might feel that they have common experiences or similar backgrounds, but none of that can even remotely make two people’s life path the same.  Siblings growing up in the same house with the same parents have vastly difference experiences. It is through this lens …

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Consistency is Key

Posted February 3, 2022

I once trained with an athlete who was transitioning from being a swimmer to a triathlete.  One day, she said in a frustrated, impatient voice that she just wanted to be as fast as me.  I looked at her and said that is she sticks with it for the next 20 years, she would be.  …

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Where Rabbits Tread

Posted January 28, 2022

It was the first snow of the season.  It was the perfect kind of snow because it was coming down in a slow flowing dance and covering the ground just enough to make things white, but not enough to go find my shovel.  It was also cold, but not brutal which made for great conditions …

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The Comeback Quotient Part 1: Being an Ultrarealist

Posted January 22, 2021

According to Matt’s research, the people best equipped to deal with a setback are people who have a realistic grasp of their situation.  There is always a physical aspect to a comeback, but it is the mental fitness that allows people to engage in the activities to get themselves back on track when things are …

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What is your Why?

Posted April 1, 2020

These times are strange and unknown.  I have always looked forward to the consistency of the race season with a few new events to keep things fresh, but just a few new ones.  For years and years, I have come to realize that I am a person who trains and exercises to be in shape for …

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Over Shoot and Ask Questions Later


Over-Shoot and Ask Questions Later In the world of triathlon there is a saying:  You can’t win a triathlon in the swim, but you can lose it. This general philosophy can also apply to running and biking races.  You can’t win a race in the first few moments, but you can lose it.  How you …

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