Climbing out of the saddle is an important skill to master on the bike. While it seems easy, I see athletes make these common mistakes that cause unnecessary fatigue and will also slow you down! Here are my Top 2 "Don'ts" when riding out of the saddle on your bike: Holding the Bike Static. Often [...]
Perfecting your head position in the water can help improve your overall form and speed. Watch these tips to dial in the correct position for a faster, more efficient swim stroke. https://vimeo.com/314390547
The bike leg of a triathlon can be overwhelming for many of athletes. You may start out with a plan and are feeling great but a few miles in you'll feel stale setting a negative platform for the rest of the race. Everyone experiences these rough patches. I’ve had several races where I’ve felt like [...]
This photo was taken during the 1994 IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Kona. I was 40-years-old and after a five-year hiatus from competition, I decided to make a comeback! The buildup for the race went pretty smoothly, but honestly I didn’t have a projection of how I would race after this long of an absence. My [...]
Watch my thoughts on alcohol and triathlon training and racing: https://vimeo.com/314330830
Your Lactate Threshold or LT Pace is a great training tool to use in your running to help you train your body to become a faster and more economical runner. I use LT as a gauge for athletes in several different run sessions including one of my favorites the Swing Pace Run Workout.
Practice these skills during your training and you’ll go into your next race feeling more calm and confident on your bike.
I am a 31-year-old road cyclist that rides about 5,000 miles a year. Unfortunately, I have never taken stretching seriously and also realized and my lack of stretching was also compounded by some new shoes with improper cleat placement. After some long, hard rides I've developed some bad Achilles tendinitis in my left leg. I am training for a trip to the dolomites end of June and trying to understand the balance of rest versus training. Do you have any suggestions?
Most triathletes will hop in the pool and swim a short warm-up of freestyle before starting into a main set. However there’s a much better way to get started and also cool down with your swim session. With my swim squad in Boulder I like to start my athletes doing a double arm backstroke combined [...]
Often I hear cyclists complain about having a sore neck while riding. Having a sore neck or tight upper trapezius muscles will not only make you uncomfortable for long rides but also limit your power while cycling. Here are a few tips to check your form while riding to help correct these problem areas: Keep [...]