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Should you race while sick? – One coach’s perspective

Sunday, November 12, 2017 by Coach Tommy

Is racing while sick a good idea? Read one coach’s perspective on racing while sick. His answer may surprise you….



How to Avoid Burn Out

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 by Coach Denise

I’ve always had a “if some is good, then more is better” attitude. While fun, this has not always served me well. I did my first Ironman in 2011 and enjoyed it so much that I proceeded to do another one the following year and then another one the year after that. While fun, that […]



Don’t Be a Slave to the Numbers

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by admin

In most training circles, almost every person is training by heart rate, pace, speed, or power. All of these metrics are very important to the design of a training plan and periodizing your season. Most coaches use these metrics as a measure of their athlete’s performance, failures, successes or even as a method of preventing […]



How Goofing Off Can Make You Better, Faster and Stronger

Saturday, September 28, 2013 by Coach Denise

“What workouts do you have this week?” I was asked. “I don’t know, maybe I’ll run and I’ll probably ride with Jonny on Saturday. “ You see my Training Peaks had very clear instructions – WORKOUT WHEN YOU WANT TO. It is easy to get caught up in training and racing and never really take […]



Active Recovery Workout

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Coach Tommy

Coach Tommy continues his discussion on recovery. This time he talks about active recovery.



Injury and rest

Sunday, March 10, 2013 by Coach Kevin

2012 was an interesting year for me in that it was the first year in many that I did not participate in a race—not even one.  My training for 2012 started off like normal, but just as my training was ramping up for the season in April, I injured my back on a boating trip.  […]



Training Tips for Dealing with the Summer Heat

Thursday, August 2, 2012 by Coach Kevin

The summer heat can be a real detractor from optimal performance. But with a little self awareness and forethought, you can beat the heat.



The Myth of the Eight-Hour Sleep

Sunday, February 26, 2012 by admin

We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night – but it could be good for you. This article from BBC News shows a growing body of evidence from both science and history that suggests the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.


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Five Reasons to Get a Massage

Thursday, February 2, 2012 by admin

Most of us have experienced that warm-fuzzy feeling after receiving a great massage, but do you know what the true benefits of massage therapy are? Licensed massage therapist explains the many benefits to massage therapy including physical, emotional, and physiological improvements in the body.


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Recovery Part 3: Post-Season Recovery

Sunday, November 27, 2011 by Coach Tommy

By this time of the year, most triathletes have finished their season. It’s time for some down time and post-season recovery.


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