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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.

Swim, Bike, Run HIIT For The Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, life has become especially busy!  With work, travel, holiday parties and family obligations it’s often difficult to find time to train. I’ve discovered that keeping to a daily exercise routine during this hectic time of year is vital because it keeps me happy, healthy and sane! When time is tight, my favorite sessions [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|Bike, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Swim, Bike, Run HIIT For The Holidays

The Key Ingredients of Effective Bodywork

Strength, stretching and mobility training -- otherwise known as bodywork --  are crucial to your triathlon program.  I recommend that you always include bodywork in your training, even if you have to give up some of your swim, bike and run sessions to do so. If you haven’t been doing this type of training recently, then [...]

Never Give Up On Yourself

In this shot from the 1984 IRONMAN World Championship, I was way behind Mark Allen in Hawi (the halfway point on the bike leg).  Mark had set a blistering pace that I couldn’t match during the first 56 miles of the ride and, by doing so, had accumulated an 11-minute lead on me. By mile 75 as we rode into the town of [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|1 Comment

5 Tips for Better Indoor Cycling

As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere some athletes will spend most of their cycling time indoors. Often indoor cycling workouts turn into hammer sessions where athletes push themselves so hard that they forget about the importance of technique and form. Here are my top 5 tips to ensure that you're making the most of your [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Better Indoor Cycling

2019 Starts Now! How to Make the Most of Your Off-Season

Instead of waiting to start your new season on January 1 like most people, I like to have my athletes begin their New Year on December 15. Why?  Because it helps establish a disciplined laser focus during the holiday season and springboards them into January primed, motivated and ready to go. Here’s the process I use with my athletes, [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Bike, Dave Scott Tri Club, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on 2019 Starts Now! How to Make the Most of Your Off-Season

My Post-Thanksgiving 50-40-30 Brick

After a gluttonous Thanksgiving (or any other major holiday), it’s no wonder that many of us are feeling sluggish. I have just the antidote: My 50-40-30 Brick Workout! This fun session will snap you out of your food coma and get you back on track. Each discipline begins by slowly building to an aerobic effort. [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Bike, BioAstin, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on My Post-Thanksgiving 50-40-30 Brick

My Top 10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The holiday season is upon us. While it’s wonderful to spend time with friends and family, it’s also a prime time to pack on the pounds (if you’re not careful). Here are my tips on how to navigate the upcoming parties and celebrations in order to stay lean while still enjoying yourself: Don’t Finish. You’re not [...]

By | November 19th, 2018|Articles, Nutrition, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on My Top 10 Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Vintage Dave: Managing Fear and Discomfort

After graduating from college in 1976, I became a workout machine.  I lifted weights, swam, ran and rode my bike everywhere. Entering my first marathon in Sacramento in the fall of 1979, I ran the race shirtless, drank a few sips of water and just locked into a pace that delivered me to the finish line in [...]

By | November 14th, 2018|Racing, Vintage Dave|17 Comments

Workout Wednesday: Your Holiday Morning Run

It's tradition for many of us to squeeze in a workout on holiday mornings before the festivities begin. It makes us feel better about ourselves (especially in anticipation of the large holiday meals) and can often be performed (at least, in part) in the company of visiting family and friends. In this Thanksgiving Special Edition of [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|BioAstin, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Workout Wednesday: Your Holiday Morning Run

Vintage Dave: My Passion for Coaching

I’ve been a coach all my life. I started teaching swimming when I was 15 and got the “tough” kids who other instructors either thought they were misbehaving or impossible to teach.  I had great success winning them over emotionally… after that the swim instruction was easy. I loved the challenge and, to this day, [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Articles, Dave Scott Tri Club, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: My Passion for Coaching