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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|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

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 [...]

Designing the Perfect Pre-Race Taper

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 [...]

By | September 9th, 2015|EAS, HOKA, Racing, Strength, Training, Training Articles|4 Comments