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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: 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|Comments Off on The Brick Workout You Aren’t Doing… But Should!

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|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: 1994 Hawaii Ironman was a Mental Game

Vintage Dave: IRONMAN #3… Barely!

I don't think I was ever as relieved to finish an IRONMAN than in 1983! At that time I was in an intense rivalry with Scott Tinley.  "ST" had beaten me in February of '82, then I'd come back and won in October of '82.  (BTW, his brother Jeff finished 3rd in both races.) The [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Racing, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Vintage Dave: IRONMAN #3… Barely!

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

Ask The Man™: 3 Tips for Success in Kona

Lately I’ve been getting numerous requests from triathletes who want insights on how to race — and not just complete — the Hawaii IRONMAN. This is a massive topic (and I’ll be presenting very detailed advice as October nears) but, for now, check out this video where I provide 3 fundamental tips that are helpful in [...]

By | April 18th, 2017|Ask The Man, Bike, Ironman, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized, Videos, Vlogs|Comments Off on Ask The Man™: 3 Tips for Success in Kona

Open Water Triathlon Racing Tips

Want to make the most of your open water training? In this video - shot with my son Drew at the  Dave Scott Multisport Institute at Four Seasons Hualalai - I review a few pointers that will make your race in the surf more comfortable and successful

By | March 28th, 2017|Articles, Racing, Swim, Training Articles|Comments Off on Open Water Triathlon Racing Tips