Monthly Archives: June 2017


Break Your Plateau on the Run

Tired of not improving your run split? Or are you putting in a lot of time running, only to be reduced to walking during a race? This high intensity workout will help bust you out of your rut. Similar to my 'Break Your Plateau on the Bike Workout', adding VO2 Max workouts – or sessions specifically [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Articles, BioAstin, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Break Your Plateau on the Run

The Brick Workout You Aren’t Doing… But Should!

The majority of triathletes consider a brick workout to be a bike-run session. Rarely do they include a swim-bike brick in their training plan. If you haven’t tried a swim-bike brick before, you are missing out on a valuable training opportunity! Here are the top 3 benefits of adding a swim-bike brick into your routine: [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Articles, Bike, Racing, Swim|Comments Off on The Brick Workout You Aren’t Doing… But Should!

6 Tips to Live a Long & Healthy Life

This shot was recently taken of my dad, Verne, and me. My dad turned 93 on June 19th. He’s always been a huge supporter of me and my kids: attending and organizing swim meets, water polo matches and coming to Kona for most of my races... and, of course, doing all of things dads do that [...]

Don’t Get Dropped on Your Next Ride

It’s discouraging to get dropped on the bike — either on a group ride or in a race. When riding in a pack there are often surges among cyclists who try to pick up the pace for a short period in an attempt to drop their companions. The group will eventually settle back into their original pace after these [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Articles, Bike, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Don’t Get Dropped on Your Next Ride

4 Race-Day Nutrition Mistakes that Undermine Your Performance

All too often I’ve seen athletes looking to PR -- or even win their Kona slot – who end up being plagued by nutritional problems that prevent them from reaching their goals. Does this sound like you? If so, then read on to avoid these 4 common hazards and nail your race-day nutrition strategy for a [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles, EAS, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|5 Comments

Workout Wednesday: Swim Speed Progression Sets

Do you find yourself swimming strong during the first part of a race, only to watch people pass you in the last 400m to the finish? Or do you blast the first half of a swim workout then slow down towards the middle or end of the session? The ability to sustain your swim speed close [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Workout Wednesday: Swim Speed Progression Sets

Vintage Dave: 1994 Hawaii Ironman was a Mental Game

Throughout your training and racing, it’s important not to forget about the mental side of your game.   Well planned race strategies, a strong belief in yourself and an unshakable confidence in your training will all contribute to achieving your goals.   This is a photo of me during the 1994 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles, Bike, History, Ironman, Racing, Uncategorized, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: 1994 Hawaii Ironman was a Mental Game