During your race do you find yourself hitting the port-a-potty? Athletes often think it’s something they’ve done during the race that results in these issues, however, many times triathletes will unknowingly sabotage their race before it even starts by making these common pre-race fueling mistakes.
This is a shot in Nice in 1982 or 1983, I do not recall. Helmets were not required during the race, and I certainly was not concerned about protecting my skin. With lifeguarding for years and transitioning to triathlons in my teens, twenties and early thirties, protecting my skin was not my priority. I paid [...]
Perfecting your head position in the water can help improve your overall form and speed. Watch these tips to dial in the correct position for a faster, more efficient swim stroke. https://vimeo.com/314390547
The bike leg of a triathlon can be overwhelming for many of athletes. You may start out with a plan and are feeling great but a few miles in you'll feel stale setting a negative platform for the rest of the race. Everyone experiences these rough patches. I’ve had several races where I’ve felt like [...]
Watch my thoughts on alcohol and triathlon training and racing: https://vimeo.com/314330830
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. I am training for a trip to the dolomites end of June and trying to understand the balance of rest versus training. Do you have any suggestions?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]