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Hopping and Jumping for Faster Running

Looking to freshen up some run sessions? Try adding hopping and jumping in your training. In this Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin I recommend combining hopping and jumping intermixed with your normal running to increase your foot, calf, quad and gluteal strength. Core stability will also be improved and your cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory endurance will be [...]

By |2019-04-01T07:43:30-06:00January 9th, 2019|Articles, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|

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 |2018-12-12T13:15:48-06:00December 11th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|

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 |2018-11-28T11:30:54-06:00November 28th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|

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 |2018-11-08T16:06:07-06:00November 8th, 2018|Articles, Dave Scott Tri Club, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|

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 [...]

By |2018-08-29T08:59:23-06:00August 29th, 2018|Articles, Bike, BioAstin, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|

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 [...]

By |2018-08-22T10:10:15-06:00August 22nd, 2018|Articles, ATV, BioAstin, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|