Yearly Archives: 2015

/2015

Designing the Perfect Pre-Race Taper

Over the years I’ve seen many athletes not achieve their full potential in races because they failed to execute a proper pre-race taper. I’ve witnessed triathletes who have not backed off enough and have arrived at the event tired and flat; I’ve also seen those who have dialed back their training too much, and dulled [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|EAS, HOKA, Racing, Strength, Training, Training Articles|4 Comments

How often should a triathlete drink during the bike and run while racing an Ironman 70.3?

Recently I was asked: How often should a triathlete drink during the bike and run while racing an Ironman 70.3? This is a massive topic, but here are my 10 key points for optimal race day hydration: Don’t load up on fluid the day before the race (and this includes electrolyte drinks). Eat dinner prior to [...]

By | June 9th, 2015|Ask The Man, Bike, EAS, Nutrition, Racing, Run, Training Articles|Comments Off on How often should a triathlete drink during the bike and run while racing an Ironman 70.3?

Limited Time? Train with 9 Hours a Week

Most of us squeeze our training time around work, family and other life commitments. For those of you who have limited time to devote to triathlon, I'd like to share my thoughts on how to structure your workouts so that you can continue to enjoy our sport. In this video, I outline which workouts are critical to improving [...]

#AskDS6x: What to Eat Prior to High Intensity Morning Workouts

This week Dave answers a question from follower, Judith Cardinaels. Question: In the morning when running tempo or short intervals I get hungry. You mentioned in a tip to hold off on eating to burn calories for the morning workout. What should I eat prior to high intensity morning workouts? Answer: Hunger is fine!  However, [...]

By | March 23rd, 2015|Articles, Ask The Man, EAS, News, Nutrition, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on #AskDS6x: What to Eat Prior to High Intensity Morning Workouts

#AskDS6x: Anaerobic Training and Picking a Training Coach

Advantage of Short Rep's and How to Pick a Training Coach This week I received the below questions - hope these answers help! Question:  Is a 3-5 min interval not also deeply anaerobic? What’s the advantage of such short reps? Answer:  Recognize that the intensity level needs to be defined so a 3 -5’ interval could be a [...]

By | March 4th, 2015|Articles, Ask The Man, Four Seasons Hawaii, News, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on #AskDS6x: Anaerobic Training and Picking a Training Coach

Anaerobic Workouts Critical During Spring Training

If there is one type of workout that sets you up for success during Spring Training, it's anaerobic endurance workouts. During this video, Dave recommends: - a specific anaerobic endurance workout - workout frequency per week - how to increase intensity per discipline (swim, bike and run). These workouts should be hard intensity with a [...]

By | February 26th, 2015|Articles, Four Seasons Hawaii, News, Training, Training Articles, Videos, Vlogs|Comments Off on Anaerobic Workouts Critical During Spring Training