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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 [...]

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 [...]

Weekly Speed Workout for Faster Cycling

Long slow cycling workouts during the race season will not get you stronger or faster on the bike. Training slowly guarantees that you'll be racing slowly. Most of us know that sinking feeling when a competitor passes us and we can’t respond to their pace. Don’t let that be you! For athletes racing all distances, it’s important to mix [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Articles, Bike, BioAstin, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Weekly Speed Workout for Faster Cycling

5 Tips For a Swim Split PR

In this edition of Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin, I share some of my proven tips for improving your race day swim splits. Practicing open water swimming is an important component of your triathlon training. Here are some of my favorite tips to make sure you are prepared and ready for a personal best in [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on 5 Tips For a Swim Split PR

Ask The Man: Triathlon Comeback After 40

Hey Dave, I'm over 40 and I'm inspired by your comeback race at the '94 IRONMAN World Championships. What can I do to prepare optimally for my race? Thanks, Paul   Hi Paul, Thanks for the great question. Here are my tips on how to train for your best race when you are over 40. [...]

By | May 2nd, 2018|Ask The Man, Bike, BioAstin, Run, Strength, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Ask The Man: Triathlon Comeback After 40

5 Big Mistakes People Make After Signing Up for an IRONMAN

It's easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of training for a big race. I've seen both pros and amateurs make plenty of errors in their training that have led to detrimental race results or a loss of an entire season due to injury. Here are the 5 biggest mistakes I’ve seen and my [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Articles, Bike, BioAstin, News, Racing, Run, Swim, Training|2 Comments

Ask The Man: My Running Intervals Are Making Me Slower… What Am I doing Wrong?

Dear Dave, I’m not a very fast runner but I’ve been joining a fast training group once a week for several years. I’m good at keeping up during the intervals, but I have a hard time recovering and then running well the next day. I really haven’t gotten any faster in my races. What am [...]

By | April 11th, 2018|Ask The Man, BioAstin, HOKA, Racing, Run, Training, Training Articles|1 Comment