Monthly Archives: August 2017

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 |2017-08-29T08:44:56-06:00August 29th, 2017|Ask The Man, ATV, FINIS, HUUB, Racing, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

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 |2017-08-29T08:43:32-06:00August 29th, 2017|Bike, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|

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 |2017-08-22T22:15:49-06:00August 22nd, 2017|Articles, ATV, BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|

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 |2017-08-08T19:53:27-06:00August 8th, 2017|Articles, BioAstin, HOKA, Racing, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|

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 [...]

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 |2017-08-01T17:53:39-06:00August 1st, 2017|Ask The Man, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|