Bob Babbitt interviews 6x Ironman world champion Dave Scott in Kailua-Kona, just days before the race. Dave shares some of his memories of one of his best performances: his 1994 comeback at age 40.
Over the years I’ve seen many athletes not achieve their full potential in races because they failed to execute a proper pre-race taper. I’ve witnessed triathletes who have not backed off enough and have arrived at the event tired and flat; I’ve also seen those who have dialed back their training too much, and dulled [...]
It drives me crazy when I see triathletes complete a good training ride, do a short jog, and then refer to that as their “brick”. If you’re like most athletes and have limited time to train, you’re squandering a great opportunity to improve your next performance. Think back to your last race. Your run pace [...]
When one trains their fast twitch muscle fibers, they reap the greatest benefits in training and ultimately racing. Fast twitch muscle has 5 times the contracted force of a slow twitch muscle and has the ability to perform over many hours repeatedly. When one exercises at high intensity, you train your fast twitch muscles. This [...]