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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|0 Comments

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 [...]

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Vintage Dave: Staying Mentally Strong

What the heck is going on here? This shot -- that captures me in the "pain cage" -- was taken somewhere on the IRONMAN course in February 1982. As IRONMAN historians recall there were two races in 1982: this one in February (made famous by Julie Moss's crawl to the finish line) and a second in [...]

By | April 26th, 2017|Bike, Ironman, Racing, Uncategorized, Vintage Dave|3 Comments