Swim

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 |2018-12-12T13:15:48-07:00December 11th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|

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 |2018-11-28T10:21:42-07:00November 28th, 2018|Bike, Dave Scott Tri Club, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|

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 |2018-11-20T19:53:08-07:00November 20th, 2018|Bike, BioAstin, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|

Vintage Dave: My Passion for Coaching

I’ve been a coach all my life. I started teaching swimming when I was 15 and got the “tough” kids who other instructors either thought they were misbehaving or impossible to teach.  I had great success winning them over emotionally… after that the swim instruction was easy. I loved the challenge and, to this day, [...]

By |2018-11-08T16:06:07-07:00November 8th, 2018|Articles, Dave Scott Tri Club, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|

Importance of the Swim

While in Kona for the IRONMAN World Championships, I had the opportunity to sit down with British superstar David McNamee to talk about the race. In this video we share our insights on why we focus so much effort on training for the swim (despite its relatively short contribution to overall race time). David clearly knows what [...]

By |2018-10-17T12:15:43-07:00October 17th, 2018|HUUB, Racing, Swim, Training, Videos|

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 |2018-09-19T10:35:25-07:00September 19th, 2018|Ask The Man, Dave Scott Tri Club, FINIS, Swim, Training, Training Articles|