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“A” Race Selection

Sunday, February 5, 2017 by Coach Tommy

Have you ever wondered how many “A” races is good to have in a season or what type of “A” race is good for me? Read to find out what criteria or factors goes into choosing your optimal “A” race.



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 […]



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 […]



Rinny, Angry Bird and The 4th Discipline of Triathlon

Friday, October 17, 2014 by Coach Tommy

I watched the 2014 Ironman World Championship on Saturday. I sat in front of my computer for about 9 hours. The women’s race was especially exciting. Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae came from 14:30 down out of T2 to win her 3rd World Championship. Rinny eventually caught and passed Daniela “Angry Bird” Ryf at about mile 23 […]



When to throw in the towel

Sunday, August 24, 2014 by admin

Recently, I finished my 6th Ironman race at Ironman Texas. I had lots of friends racing, even my coach and an athlete that I coach. I personally had a very solid training block for this Ironman. I hit my key workouts. I had some monster swim weeks, 20k in one week, multiple 5hr rides and […]



Cary Emmons Race Report – IMKS 70.3 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014 by administrator

This was a well organized, well sponsored, well run race as I expected it would be. The venue was great…scenic, fairly easy to get in and out of, and tons of volunteer support. The swim course was great. The part I liked best was how many buoys they had out there lining the course. If […]



Kyle Cornell Race Report – IMTX 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014 by administrator

Here is my post mortem, not my best race but being my first Ironman, I am happy with the results. To describe it, I would say describe the race as honest. My feeling after the race was you know what they call the person who got a 70 on their medical exam? Doctor. Coming in […]



Play to Your Strengths

Sunday, June 29, 2014 by Coach Denise

As the race went on, it started to get hot. Really hot. And this made me happy. Do I like running in the heat? No, it sucks. The reason that I was happy is that I always like racing in adverse conditions. One of my strengths is my ability to persevere despite bad conditions. They […]



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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Race Roulette

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Coach Denise

Around this time of year, everyone starts to look at which races and events that they want to do. Often, we pick races based on which ones our friends are doing which is a perfectly reasonable reason to do a race. I once did an Ironman solely because a friend of mine was turning 50 […]