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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 […]



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 […]



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’ […]



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 […]



Mathematical Modeling and Quantifying Physical Fitness

Saturday, January 25, 2014 by Coach Tommy

Introduction Two devices, more than any others, have changed the way I train for endurance sports.  Those are the power meter on my bike and my GPS enabled watch on my wrist.  I use the power meter to gauge the intensity of my bike workouts and quantify the effects of that intensity on my body.  […]


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ASCM Guidelines

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by Coach Kristen

I promise this blog will give you fodder to talk to someone you know who is on the wrong path. A little bit of wisdom to help change someone’s life can go a long way. So, check this out, here are the American College of Sports Medicine and American Heart Association (2010) guidelines on what you can do to help prevent depression, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, obesity, diabetes, and so many other things that can lead to DEATH.


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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.