Monthly Archives: August 2017

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4 Shortcuts to Faster Open Water Swims

It’s frustrating when you do the work in the pool to improve your swim splits and then -- during a race -- discover that your open water splits are much slower than you expected! The key to improving in the open water is to replicate open water race scenarios in your training. Try these sessions and drills in [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Ask The Man, ATV, FINIS, HUUB, Racing, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on 4 Shortcuts to Faster Open Water Swims

Making Your Bike-Run Brick Count!

When most triathletes think of a brick, they think of a several hours-long bike ride followed by a short 20 minute run. This makes my skin crawl! I’ve already talked about ways you can mix-up your brick workouts with a ‘non-traditional’ swim-bike brick or a run-bike-run brick.  Today let's take a look at the traditional bike-run [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Bike, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making Your Bike-Run Brick Count!

How to Find a Higher Gear in Your Swim

Training for the swim leg of a triathlon takes purposeful practice; too many triathletes simply swim mindless meters and then can't understand why they're not getting faster. Understanding the nuances of how the swim leg typically develops -- and being able to anticipate the tactics of your competitors -- are valuable skills that result from deliberate training. [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Articles, ATV, BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on How to Find a Higher Gear in Your Swim

Swimming Faster: Freestyle with 1 Paddle & 2 Fins

I find this drill extremely beneficial for beginners to advanced swimmers to help with their freestyle technique. This drill helps build leg strength, hip flexor mobility and hand & elbow positions--all which help make you a faster and more efficient swimmer! If you give this workout a try, let me know how it went. Get [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|ATV, FINIS, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Swimming Faster: Freestyle with 1 Paddle & 2 Fins

Practicing Race Day Unknowns – Part 3: The Run

This is the third workout in my three-part series of Workout Wednesdays powered by BioAstin on how to prepare for the host of unknowns in races. For today’s workout, we are addressing unknowns on the run. Also checkout my website for similar sessions on the swim and bike. Does this sound familiar?: The run pace [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Articles, BioAstin, HOKA, Racing, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Practicing Race Day Unknowns – Part 3: The Run

Practicing Race Day Unknowns, Part 2: Surges on the Bike

This is the second in my 3-part series of Workout Wednesdays powered by Bioastin on how to structure your training to prepare for the host of unknowns in races. For today’s session, let’s talk about the bike. You can see my session on the swim from last week here and next week I’ll be discussing the [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Articles, Bike, Racing, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Practicing Race Day Unknowns, Part 2: Surges on the Bike

Travel Tips for Triathletes: Don’t Let Travel Stress Ruin Your Race

From crowded airports to sitting on planes for hours, we all know that traveling is stressful and takes a toll on our bodies. Although not ideal for athletes, traveling is a necessary evil to get us where we need to be. There are ways to make traveling easier and help you to recover from your [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Articles, Ironman, Racing, Training Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Travel Tips for Triathletes: Don’t Let Travel Stress Ruin Your Race

Ask The Man: What About My Nutrition Strategy in Hot Weather?

Amanda from Tampa recently asked me: Should I adjust my caloric intake during really hot and humid conditions? If so, how? If you're planning to race in hot weather, then you've probably already given quite a bit of thought to your hydration.  But what about your caloric intake? Watch my short video... my answer might [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Ask The Man, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|2 Comments