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 […]

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 […]

The Cadence Debate

Friday, March 6, 2015 by Coach Tommy

I received this email question from one of my athletes. “Tommy,  I saw this article posted, and found it interesting.  What are your thoughts on the cadence debate?  Susan”   Below is my response. “Hi Susan, Good question.  Here are my thoughts on cadence. In general, I believe most athletes have a ‘self selected’ […]

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 […]

Science behind Cadence

Monday, January 13, 2014 by Coach Kevin

It’s January and time to start a new training regimen for 2014.  Before you start jumping into building a base and hitting the intervals, maybe you should also work on technique.  When triathletes talk technique, everyone always gravitates to thinking about swimming.  Certainly good swim technique reaps huge benefits in swimming speed.  I, however, have […]

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Why train with power?

Friday, March 1, 2013 by Coach Tommy

Why train with a power meter on the bike? I get asked that often. The simple answer is that the power meter is a more precise and accurate tool for gauging cycling intensity.

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Cadence on the Bike is Everything

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by admin

With the proper use of a cadence meter on your bicycle, you’ll not only learn how to pedal more efficiently and learn when to shift, but you reduce your chances of injury.

Economy and the Athlete

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Coach Tommy

Improving economy can provide significant benefits to your performance. Coach Tommy explains what it is and how to do it.

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The Value of Muscle Memory Training

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by Coach Kevin

Muscle memory makes sense for a basketball player, but how does it make us a faster triathlete? Coach Kevin explains how it can.

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Wear Your Helmet

Saturday, September 15, 2012 by Coach Tommy

Coach Tommy explains – with pictures – the importance of wearing your helmet anytime you’re on your bike.

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