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About Dave Scott

Dave Scott provides full-service coaching & performance consultation for motivated triathletes of all abilities, from Ironman professionals to aspiring age groupers. Dave Scott will make you a faster triathlete. Proven Results. Guaranteed.

Vintage Dave: 1994 IRONMAN and Experiencing Your Potential When Racing

This photo was taken during the 1994 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Kona. I was 40-years-old and after a five-year hiatus from competition, I decided to make a comeback! The buildup for the race went pretty smoothly, but honestly I didn’t have a projection of how I would race after this long of an absence. My [...]

By | June 11th, 2019|Run, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|0 Comments

How Do I Calculate My Lactate Threshold on the Run?

Your Lactate Threshold or LT Pace is a great training tool to use in your running to help you train your body to become a faster and more economical runner. I use LT as a gauge for athletes in several different run sessions including one of my favorites the Swing Pace Run Workout. If you [...]

By | May 27th, 2019|BioAstin, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on How Do I Calculate My Lactate Threshold on the Run?

Vintage Dave: My Top Tips for Cornering on Your Bike

This was 1988 and it looks like I’m quite serious, but the picture is from a photo shoot - not a race! However, despite the staged shot, there are several takeaways regarding bike handling that still apply today. Scan Ahead Through The Turn. Keep your eyes high and scan ahead around the turn! Why? If [...]

By | May 27th, 2019|Bike, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: My Top Tips for Cornering on Your Bike

Ask The Man: Help! I Have Achilles Tendonitis from Cycling

Dave, I am a 31-year-old road cyclist that rides about 5,000 miles a year. Unfortunately, I have never taken stretching seriously and also realized and my lack of stretching was also compounded by some new shoes with improper cleat placement. After some long, hard rides I've developed some bad Achilles tendinitis in my left leg. [...]

By | May 21st, 2019|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, BioAstin, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Ask The Man: Help! I Have Achilles Tendonitis from Cycling

The Best Warm Up Swim Drill You Aren’t Doing

Most triathletes will hop in the pool and swim a short warm-up of freestyle before starting into a main set. However there’s a much better way to get started and also cool down with your swim session. With my swim squad in Boulder I like to start my athletes doing a double arm backstroke combined [...]

By | April 30th, 2019|Articles, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on The Best Warm Up Swim Drill You Aren’t Doing

Sore Neck Cycling? Check Your Body Alignment

Often I hear cyclists complain about having a sore neck while riding. Having a sore neck or tight upper trapezius muscles will not only make you uncomfortable for long rides but also limit your power while cycling. Here are a few tips to check your form while riding to help correct these problem areas: Keep [...]

By | April 24th, 2019|Articles, Bike, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Sore Neck Cycling? Check Your Body Alignment

Swimming Faster: My Tips for Achieving a High-Elbow Swim Stroke

Looking to swim faster? Practicing a high-elbow set is a great way to achieve a better swim stroke. Use these easy tips of what I like to call my "Four Eyeballs of Form in Swimming" to help your swim stroke. https://youtu.be/vDa8lhh8GAw

By | April 16th, 2019|Articles, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Swimming Faster: My Tips for Achieving a High-Elbow Swim Stroke

Vintage Dave: How to Extract an Optimal Race-Day Performance in Adverse Conditions

“This photo was taken in 1983 or ‘84 at what I think was called ‘The President’s Race’ in Dallas, Texas. No, it was not a new fashion statement! The early summer race was a scorcher and surviving the run was the tall order for the day. I rarely ran with my shirt pulled over my [...]

By | April 15th, 2019|Racing, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: How to Extract an Optimal Race-Day Performance in Adverse Conditions

My Tips to Avoid Overeating Sweets at Night

Often when training, all of us have the urge to end the night with a sweet treat. Overeating or eating too many sweets can reap havoc on your system, disrupt your natural sleep patterns and also contribute to an expanding waistline or not being able to lose your stubborn last few pounds. Everyone has their [...]

By | April 2nd, 2019|Articles, BioAstin, Dave Scott Tri Club, Nutrition, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on My Tips to Avoid Overeating Sweets at Night