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Vintage Dave: 1983 IRONMAN A Hard Fought Victory

Thirty three seconds was the margin of my victory in the 1983 World Ironman Championships. With 5 miles to go, my friend, Pat, hollered at me, “Dave just over 5 minutes ahead. Tinley looks great; get going!” Two miles to go, I was down to two minutes. I barely hung on and if there were [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|Articles, Bike, Ironman, Nutrition, Racing, Run, Swim, Uncategorized, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: 1983 IRONMAN A Hard Fought Victory

Faster Recovery After Your IRONMAN

After training for months leading up to your "A" triathlon, managing post-race recovery can be difficult. Some athletes just sit on the couch, and others try to maintain their typical training routine. Both are mistakes! Check out this video to learn my simple, proven plan for the first 5 days after an IRONMAN.  By following my [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|Ask The Man, Ironman, Racing, Training, Videos|Comments Off on Faster Recovery After Your IRONMAN

Crowie & The Man: We’re Teaming Up Again

After having the privilege of coaching 3x IRONMAN World Champion Craig Alexander for a few years, we've become good friends. Next Thursday night we're teaming up again – along with multisport legend Bob Babbitt -- for a very elegant evening at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai. The evening includes: Reception and photos with Craig, Bob and [...]

By | October 3rd, 2018|Four Seasons Hawaii, Ironman, News|Comments Off on Crowie & The Man: We’re Teaming Up Again

My Most Memorable Triathlon

I'm often asked which Hawaii IRONMAN was my favorite and most memorable. My answer often surprises people. Recently my partner HOKA ONE ONE featured me in one of its episodes of Humans of HOKA. In it, I talk about why the 1996 IRONMAN World Championships was my best race ever. I hope you enjoy it.   [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|HOKA, Ironman, Racing, Run, Training Articles, Videos, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on My Most Memorable Triathlon

Progressive Swim Skills Presented by FINIS: Effective Arm Trajectory

In the 3rd episode of my series Progressive Swim Skills All Triathletes Should Master I cover an important topic: arm trajectory. Triathletes quite often exhibit one of these arm trajectory problems: In an effort to gain more "distance per stroke" (a teaching styles that drives me nuts!), they over-extend their reach.  This causes their elbow [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|FINIS, Ironman, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Videos|Comments Off on Progressive Swim Skills Presented by FINIS: Effective Arm Trajectory

How Can I Expedite My Recovery from an Ironman Race?

I’m in Kona right now, along with thousands of athletes, fans, media and industry bigshots… eagerly awaiting this Saturday’s IRONMAN World Championship. This is the ideal time for me to answer a question that I’m frequently asked: How can I best return to training immediately after my race? Here’s my 5-day prescription for the vast [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, BioAstin, Ironman, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on How Can I Expedite My Recovery from an Ironman Race?

Travel Tips for Triathletes: Don’t Let Travel Stress Ruin Your Race

From crowded airports to sitting on planes for hours, we all know that traveling is stressful and takes a toll on our bodies. Although not ideal for athletes, traveling is a necessary evil to get us where we need to be. There are ways to make traveling easier and help you to recover from your [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Articles, Ironman, Racing, Training Articles, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Travel Tips for Triathletes: Don’t Let Travel Stress Ruin Your Race

Vintage Dave: You’ll Always Remember Your Commitment

This photo was taken during the 1989 Hawaii Ironman... now known as IronWar. Mark had just surged ahead from me on the back side of Palani Hill with less than 2 miles to go. Although it was a moment of anxiety and despair for me, I was still thinking there was a remote chance that I [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Articles, Events, Ironman, Racing, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: You’ll Always Remember Your Commitment

Vintage Dave: 1994 Hawaii Ironman was a Mental Game

Throughout your training and racing, it’s important not to forget about the mental side of your game.   Well planned race strategies, a strong belief in yourself and an unshakable confidence in your training will all contribute to achieving your goals.   This is a photo of me during the 1994 Hawaii Ironman World Championships. [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles, Bike, History, Ironman, Racing, Uncategorized, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: 1994 Hawaii Ironman was a Mental Game