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 […]

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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Are you afraid to swim?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by Coach Kristen

In my years of coaching, I have come across many adults that have said they could never learn to swim.  I have worked with all types of non-swimmers coming from different backgrounds.  They didn’t grow up around water.  They had a near death experience.  They didn’t have the time to learn.  They played some sport […]

Swim Terms

Sunday, May 12, 2013 by Coach Tommy

If you are new to swimming with a training group there may be some nomenclature that is unfamiliar to you. Even if you are an experienced swimmer, coaches often use different nomenclature and terms. I’m going to write out the terms we typically use for Triple Threat workouts.

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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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Open Water Swim Tips from Joe Friel

Sunday, March 4, 2012 by admin

Coach Karen shares some open water swim tips she learned from Joe Friel at the Triathlon Success for 2012 seminar.

Swimmers Face the Gauntlet at the First Swim Practice of 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012 by admin

Triple Threat Tough officially kicked off group swim training with The Gauntlet: 25 yards of pastel colored pool noodles, shouting, ankle grabbing, and splashing. Welcome to open water swimming.

Race Like You Train

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by Coach Kevin

A guiding philosophy for Coach Kevin is that you race like you train. Training for maximum performance is different for a Sprint than it is for an Olympic. Then why do we sign up for different length races?

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Open Water Swims Tips

Friday, April 29, 2011 by admin

Ever been told to go jump in a lake? Or what about taking a long walk on a short pier? With these open water swim tips, you’ll be ready for either situation. And maybe a race or two.

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