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Running Training

Monday, May 2, 2016 by Coach Kevin

Training for the run is probably the easiest of all three disciplines for Triathlons. We grab our shoes and go!  And running—any running—is great for training.  However, we should all think about what we can do from a training perspective to improve our running.  The good news is we have lots of alternatives to choose […]



Seven Habits of Highly Successful Triathletes

Sunday, February 21, 2016 by Coach Tommy

A long time ago, during the ‘80s, in a galaxy far, far away, I read a book titled The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.  This book changed the way I managed my personal and professional life.  I still use many of the concepts in that book.  In fact, I still use […]



Improving Your Swim

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Coach Kevin

It seems that the biggest struggle for most triathletes is the swim. This is not surprising since swimming requires much more technique than biking or running. Adding to the difficulties of the technique requirements is that that athletes have to be in an aquatic environment that they are not used to—no wonder people struggle. I […]


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Make a Comeback

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 by Coach Denise

I have appointed myself the queen of the comeback. I’ve had more injuries than I can even count. I’ve had broken bones and expensive pieces of metal put in my back. I’ve had surgery and even cutting-edge treatments where they took bone marrow from my hip, extracted the stem cells and stuck them into my […]



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 […]



Triathlon Reasons

Friday, August 14, 2015 by Coach Liz

Triathlon, in my opinion, is a sport that encompasses three of the more challenging and best activities for human conditioning. Triathlon takes commitment, sweat, and maybe even some blood and tears! To a lot of people, the amount of work needed can seem overwhelming and intimidating but with a positive mindset becoming a conditioned athlete […]



Gumption

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 by Coach Jeff

Do you have gumption? Coach Jeff talks about what that is and why it is so important to most new athletes.



How to plan a group workout…

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by Coach Kristen

When designing a workout for a group, finding some random set off of the internet, in my opinion, just doesn’t cut it. Of course you can use something online as a template, but to succeed as a workout leader, you need to take into consideration a few things: 1) What is your ultimate goal/outcome for […]


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Coach Kevin’s Take on Nutrition

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Coach Kevin

I have been told that my “bedside” coaching manner is not the gentlest—so, fair warning—I’m calling it like it is in this blog, and will give you the hard facts on nutrition and calories. The gist of my argument is that there is no magic in calories and there are equally no excuses for taking […]



Avoiding the Dreaded Wall

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by Coach Denise

I often tell athletes that my job would be easy if the same nutrition plan worked for everyone. Unfortunately, nutrition is unique to the individual, and what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. Everyone has about 2000 calories of stored glycogen in their muscles. How quickly you burn through that glycogen is […]