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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|0 Comments

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, [...]

Competition and the Belief in Yourself

  This is a photo of me and my contemporaries: Scott Tinley, Mark Allen and Scott Molina. As some of you may know, we had a dominant hold on most of the races in the 80's and early 90's and we were known as “The Big Four”. For me, the significance of this photo is I always knew [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|0 Comments

Gain Speed with this Mixed Cycling HIIT Session

Bike hill repeats are not for the faint of heart, but the benefits of these sessions are enormous! Working at higher intensities on hills will help you become a stronger and faster rider and will provide extra gas in the tank come race day. This Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin is a demanding session that combines high intensity [...]

Using Stretch Cords to Help Master the High Elbow Set

In this edition of Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin, I'd like to introduce a simple drill that delivers great results. There are many drill variations that you can perform with stretch cords to help you improve your freestyle swimming technique. I typically start my athletes with this one, because it isolates and replicates the unnatural movement required for the vital [...]

Progressive Swim Skills Presented By FINIS: Precise Pull Pattern for Faster Freestyle Swimming

After a well-executed high elbow set, adopting a precise underwater pull pattern will help generate more power speed to your freestyle stroke. This is part 6 in my 10 part series: Progressive Swimming Skills All Triathletes Should Master. I hope you like it! Dave   https://youtu.be/ZkTTvgpCLqg

By | August 8th, 2018|Articles, FINIS, Swim, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments

When Can I Return to Running After a Race?

After a demanding triathlon like a 70.3 or full-distance IRONMAN, we all know the feeling of that post-race hobble. As your body recovers, it's okay to swim and cycle within 2 days after the event, but don't jump back into running too quickly. Athletes who return to running too soon after a race will often feel flat, tired [...]

How to Nail Your Swim Race Pace

Most age groupers look to "just get through" the swim so they can compete on the bike and run. I think this is a mistake. The swim is the perfect time to set the tone of your race, and start out confident and strong without depleting your energy for the bike and run. The first mistake I [...]