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4 Shortcuts to Faster Open Water Swims

It’s frustrating when you do the work in the pool to improve your swim splits and then -- during a race -- discover that your open water splits are much slower than you expected! The key to improving in the open water is to replicate open water race scenarios in your training. Try these sessions and drills in [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Ask The Man, ATV, FINIS, HUUB, Racing, Swim, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments

Practicing Race Day Unknowns – Part 3: The Run

This is the third workout in my three-part series of Workout Wednesdays powered by BioAstin on how to prepare for the host of unknowns in races. For today’s workout, we are addressing unknowns on the run. Also checkout my website for similar sessions on the swim and bike. Does this sound familiar?: The run pace [...]

Practicing Race Day Unknowns, Part 2: Surges on the Bike

This is the second in my 3-part series of Workout Wednesdays powered by Bioastin on how to structure your training to prepare for the host of unknowns in races. For today’s session, let’s talk about the bike. You can see my session on the swim from last week here and next week I’ll be discussing the [...]

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

Ask The Man: What About My Nutrition Strategy in Hot Weather?

Amanda from Tampa recently asked me: Should I adjust my caloric intake during really hot and humid conditions? If so, how? If you're planning to race in hot weather, then you've probably already given quite a bit of thought to your hydration.  But what about your caloric intake? Watch my short video... my answer might [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Ask The Man, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|2 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: 5 Mental Strategies for a Strong Ironman Run

This photo was taken during one of my IRONMAN World Championship races in the early 80's (I think it was 1984). As was always the case when I raced in Hawaii, I suffered through multiple bad sections during the run. However, by realizing that these were just "bad patches" -- and having purposefully trained to overcome them [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Racing, Run, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|1 Comment

The Brick Workout You Aren’t Doing… But Should!

The majority of triathletes consider a brick workout to be a bike-run session. Rarely do they include a swim-bike brick in their training plan. If you haven’t tried a swim-bike brick before, you are missing out on a valuable training opportunity! Here are the top 3 benefits of adding a swim-bike brick into your routine: [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Articles, Bike, Racing, Swim|0 Comments

4 Race-Day Nutrition Mistakes that Undermine Your Performance

All too often I’ve seen athletes looking to PR -- or even win their Kona slot – who end up being plagued by nutritional problems that prevent them from reaching their goals. Does this sound like you? If so, then read on to avoid these 4 common hazards and nail your race-day nutrition strategy for a [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Articles, EAS, Nutrition, Racing, Training, Training Articles|5 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