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How to Balance Life and Triathlon    

Monday, August 1, 2016 by Coach Lawrence

One of the hardest parts of training is balancing our life responsibilities with the need and desire to get out and train.  Most of us have other obligations outside of triathlon that stretch our ability to do what we enjoy. While my job is pretty flexible and allows me to get my training in, my […]



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 […]



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 […]



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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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 […]



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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Pursuing Triathlon’s Purpose

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Coach Kristen

Do you ever feel like your purpose in this sport is greater than what you have been doing?  What the status quo of every other triathlete seems to be about?  The feeling that getting into the sport of triathlon is not just about yourself, but about a greater purpose?  Yeah, you’re getting healthy while doing […]



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?  http://trisutto.com/come-in-spinner-the-bike-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’ […]



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 […]



Gather your posse

Monday, March 10, 2014 by Coach Tommy

Professional athletes have an entourage of other professionals who work for them.  On the business side, they have managers, lawyers and accountants who work for them.  Athletically, they have personal coaches, trainers, massage therapist, etc.  This entourage works to ensure the pro athlete’s success.  We as amateur athletes can also have an entourage of professionals […]


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