Monthly Archives: September 2017

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Keep Sharp with These Late-Taper Workouts

Tapering for the "Big Race" can be a challenging balancing act. The most common issue I see among triathletes preparing for their “A race” is doing too much and arriving at the event fatigued... OR relaxing too much during the final week and giving away fitness. Here's my solution for getting your late-taper just right: As you dial [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Articles, Bike, BioAstin, Racing, Run, Swim, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Keep Sharp with These Late-Taper Workouts

Ask The Man: Nutrition Mistakes Ruin My Run

Dave, When I’m racing an IRONMAN and going through aid stations on the run, I usually grab whatever food is available because I feel like I need the calories to make it through the day. That said, I usually end up racing with stomach cramps and have to stop and walk during the race. How [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, Nutrition, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Ask The Man: Nutrition Mistakes Ruin My Run

Gain Running Strength & Speed with Threshold Pace Workouts

If you want to become a stronger, faster and more powerful runner, than you should be including lactate threshold (LT) sessions into your running regime. If you haven’t had an LT Test I’d recommend getting one to help you learn your training zones. Knowledge is power! If it’s not convenient to get an LT test [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Articles, BioAstin, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Gain Running Strength & Speed with Threshold Pace Workouts

Are You Addicted to Technology?

All of the latest technology devices are helpful tools for training and racing, but it's important not to be overly dependent on them. Could you race without your GPS device or power meter? From time to time while training, practice going without your gizmos. Listen to your intuition and the feedback your body is providing.  Can [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Articles, Bike, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Videos, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Are You Addicted to Technology?

Swimming Faster: Backstroke with Fins Helps Your Freestyle

It might be counterintuitive, but performing kicking drills while on your back and swimming backstroke with fins will improve your freestyle technique. Watch this drill, then give it a try.  It really feels great, too! https://youtu.be/F5YbPYuYFvY

By | September 12th, 2017|Articles, ATV, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Swimming Faster: Backstroke with Fins Helps Your Freestyle

Get Fitter and Faster on the Bike with High Intensity Intervals

To be a faster cyclist, you’ve got to put in the work. This workout is tough and includes high intensity interval training (HIIT) that should leave you spent by the end of the session. Short, hard intervals help increase your power output, recruit fast twitch muscle fibers and will elevate your overall economy and speed [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Articles, Bike, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Get Fitter and Faster on the Bike with High Intensity Intervals