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Ask The Man: Why Am I So Slow Running Uphill?

Dave, Whenever I run uphill, I’m always passed by my competitors. I can’t seem to find the speed to stay with the group. What’s wrong? Brian Hi Brian, Running uphill requires proper form that requires balance, symmetry and strength. The lack of balance is quite often attributed to a weak core and gluteals. The lack [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Articles, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments

2019 Ask The Man: I want to hear from you!

Hi All, For 2019, I want to hear from you! This year I will be focusing content on what I like to call "The Seven Pillars of Triathlon" that will include articles and information on the following topics or Pillars of Triathlon: Swim Bike Run Mobility, Stretching & Strength Nutrition The Mental Game: The emotional [...]

Why You Should Race Shorter Races

This is a photo of Scott Molina, Mark Allen and myself entering the transition area of the Chicago Triathlon in 1985. (Photo: Seth Goltzer, Triathlete Magazine). Throughout our race seasons leading up to the IRONMAN Championships in Hawaii, we all raced a variety of distances and didn’t just specialize in IRONMAN or 70.3 distance racing. [...]

By | January 22nd, 2019|Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|2 Comments

Hopping and Jumping for Faster Running

Looking to freshen up some run sessions? Try adding hopping and jumping in your training. In this Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin I recommend combining hopping and jumping intermixed with your normal running to increase your foot, calf, quad and gluteal strength. Core stability will also be improved and your cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory endurance will be [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|Articles, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|1 Comment

Swim, Bike, Run HIIT For The Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, life has become especially busy!  With work, travel, holiday parties and family obligations it’s often difficult to find time to train. I’ve discovered that keeping to a daily exercise routine during this hectic time of year is vital because it keeps me happy, healthy and sane! When time is tight, my favorite sessions [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|Bike, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments

The Key Ingredients of Effective Bodywork

Strength, stretching and mobility training -- otherwise known as bodywork --  are crucial to your triathlon program.  I recommend that you always include bodywork in your training, even if you have to give up some of your swim, bike and run sessions to do so. If you haven’t been doing this type of training recently, then [...]

Never Give Up On Yourself

In this shot from the 1984 IRONMAN World Championship, I was way behind Mark Allen in Hawi (the halfway point on the bike leg).  Mark had set a blistering pace that I couldn’t match during the first 56 miles of the ride and, by doing so, had accumulated an 11-minute lead on me. By mile 75 as we rode into the town of [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|1 Comment

2019 Starts Now! How to Make the Most of Your Off-Season

Instead of waiting to start your new season on January 1 like most people, I like to have my athletes begin their New Year on December 15. Why?  Because it helps establish a disciplined laser focus during the holiday season and springboards them into January primed, motivated and ready to go. Here’s the process I use with my athletes, [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Bike, Dave Scott Tri Club, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments

My Post-Thanksgiving 50-40-30 Brick

After a gluttonous Thanksgiving (or any other major holiday), it’s no wonder that many of us are feeling sluggish. I have just the antidote: My 50-40-30 Brick Workout! This fun session will snap you out of your food coma and get you back on track. Each discipline begins by slowly building to an aerobic effort. [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Bike, BioAstin, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|0 Comments

Workout Wednesday: Your Holiday Morning Run

It's tradition for many of us to squeeze in a workout on holiday mornings before the festivities begin. It makes us feel better about ourselves (especially in anticipation of the large holiday meals) and can often be performed (at least, in part) in the company of visiting family and friends. In this Thanksgiving Special Edition of [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|BioAstin, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|0 Comments