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Competition and the Belief in Yourself

  This is a photo of me and my contemporaries: Scott Tinley, Mark Allen and Scott Molina. As some of you may know, we had a dominant hold on most of the races in the 80's and early 90's and we were known as “The Big Four”. For me, the significance of this photo is I always knew [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|Comments Off on Competition and the Belief in Yourself

Ask The Man: When Should I Swim with a Pull Buoy?

There's a myth being circulated in Boulder that if you show up to my workout with a pull buoy, then I'll confiscate it.  Not true! However I'm very leery of pull buoys... and how many swimmers use them. Pull buoys do not make you a better swimmer and they provide an artificial sense of buoyancy. Triathletes tend to swim with [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Ask The Man, Dave Scott Tri Club, FINIS, Swim, Training, Training Articles|1 Comment

Ask The Man: Should I Race a Sprint Tri Before a 70.3 Half IRONMAN Goal Race?

Andrea from The Dave Scott Triathlon Club had a great question I wanted to share with everyone about adding a practice race leading up to your goal race this season.   https://youtu.be/SherjVqnU34  

By | September 4th, 2018|Ask The Man, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Ask The Man: Should I Race a Sprint Tri Before a 70.3 Half IRONMAN Goal Race?

Progressive Swim Skills Presented By FINIS: Improve Your Breathing Technique

Most triathletes don't think the way they breathe in their freestyle stroke can slow them down.  Breathing with proper form is key to a faster freestyle stroke. Try these tips to perfect your breathing technique.   https://youtu.be/F1j6ROFyGeU

By | September 4th, 2018|Articles, FINIS, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on Progressive Swim Skills Presented By FINIS: Improve Your Breathing Technique

Using Stretch Cords to Help Master the High Elbow Set

In this edition of Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin, I'd like to introduce a simple drill that delivers great results. There are many drill variations that you can perform with stretch cords to help you improve your freestyle swimming technique. I typically start my athletes with this one, because it isolates and replicates the unnatural movement required for the vital [...]

Progressive Swim Skills Presented By FINIS: Precise Pull Pattern for Faster Freestyle Swimming

After a well-executed high elbow set, adopting a precise underwater pull pattern will help generate more power speed to your freestyle stroke. This is part 6 in my 10 part series: Progressive Swimming Skills All Triathletes Should Master. I hope you like it! Dave   https://youtu.be/ZkTTvgpCLqg

By | August 8th, 2018|Articles, FINIS, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Progressive Swim Skills Presented By FINIS: Precise Pull Pattern for Faster Freestyle Swimming

How to Nail Your Swim Race Pace

Most age groupers look to "just get through" the swim so they can compete on the bike and run. I think this is a mistake. The swim is the perfect time to set the tone of your race, and start out confident and strong without depleting your energy for the bike and run. The first mistake I [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Articles, FINIS, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|Comments Off on How to Nail Your Swim Race Pace

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|Comments Off on Progressive Swim Skills Presented by FINIS: Effective Arm Trajectory