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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….



Interval Training, Power and Heart Rate

Monday, October 12, 2015 by Coach Tommy

Suppose I gave you this bike workout: Warm up for about 20 minutes. Then do 30 x 30 seconds at z5 (VO2Max) with 30 seconds z2 (Steady State) between each interval. Cool down the last 10 minutes. How would you gauge your intensity for these 30 second intervals?  This is an important question.  Do them […]



Power Balance and Shorter Cranks

Sunday, February 1, 2015 by Coach Tommy

Garmin Power Balance Earlier this year I bought the Garmin Vector pedals.  Each of the Vector pedals measure power output of the ride.  I rode with the Vector pedals for several months uploading the data to Training Peaks and to Garmin Connect.  One day I looked at the Garmin Connect data and the Power Balance […]



The Art and Science of the Taper

Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Coach Tommy

In a previous TTT blog post, I discussed mathematical modeling and how I use this model to track Fitness and Fatigue. In that post, I detailed my training during 2013. I ended the discussion at my taper period a few weeks out from Ironman Arizona. In this blog post, I’ll pick up where I left […]



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 […]



The Value of VO2 and Lactate Testing

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by Coach Kevin

To test or not to test, that is the question… some of you probably have about the VO2 and Lactate testing that Triple Threat Tough offers. Let me try to demystify things for you because you get a lot of value from VO2 and Lactate testing.



Workout Logs: Extra Work or Worth the Effort?

Sunday, January 16, 2011 by admin

For any beginner, triathlon has many challenges. Finding a pool, getting a bike, figuring out how often to swim, bike, and run. These type of situations can be difficult for many athletes to figure out. Does adding one more task to your long list help or is it more of a burden? For us at […]