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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 […]



Mistakes Triathletes Make

Friday, July 1, 2016 by Coach Tommy

Judging their training success in hours and distance trained Many athletes focus too much on achieving a certain number of hours of training or a particular distance. They judge the success of their training on how much training they can get in during the week. They don’t give any thought to the other aspects of […]



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 […]



Seven Habits of Highly Successful Triathletes

Sunday, February 21, 2016 by Coach Tommy

A long time ago, during the ‘80s, in a galaxy far, far away, I read a book titled The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.  This book changed the way I managed my personal and professional life.  I still use many of the concepts in that book.  In fact, I still use […]



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 […]



Triathlon Reasons

Friday, August 14, 2015 by Coach Liz

Triathlon, in my opinion, is a sport that encompasses three of the more challenging and best activities for human conditioning. Triathlon takes commitment, sweat, and maybe even some blood and tears! To a lot of people, the amount of work needed can seem overwhelming and intimidating but with a positive mindset becoming a conditioned athlete […]



Coach Kevin’s Take on Nutrition

Monday, May 11, 2015 by Coach Kevin

I have been told that my “bedside” coaching manner is not the gentlest—so, fair warning—I’m calling it like it is in this blog, and will give you the hard facts on nutrition and calories. The gist of my argument is that there is no magic in calories and there are equally no excuses for taking […]



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’ […]



Big Training Days also known as BTDs

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by Coach Jeff

BTDs otherwise known as Big Training Days are my favorite sessions and take place during a 12-16 week training block. I typically do two thirds of the race distance about 4-6 weeks before race day. Whether you’re training for a half marathon or Ironman, BTDs can be very beneficial and serve as a confidence booster. […]


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It’s the Off Season – Now What?

Saturday, November 1, 2014 by Coach Denise

Triathletes get plenty of advice on what to do with during the “off season” – take a break, focus on your weakness, strength train for injury prevention. All good advice depending on the athlete and their goals; however, I would also like to make another suggestion – focus on nutrition. What?!! Are you kidding me? […]


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