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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, [...]

Why Train with Power?

You’ve probably heard that training with power is the “gold standard” of optimizing your cycling training. A power meter is a wise investment for any triathlete looking to improve their cycling ability. I’ve currently been using a Stages Power Meter and I believe it to be extremely accurate and easy to use. Here are the top [...]

3 Reasons Why Strength Training is Required (If You Want to Get Faster)

When I was in Kona for the IRONMAN, you'd be surprised by how many athletes asked me about strength training! They wondered if they should prioritize it (Yes!) Should they continue doing it as their race gets closer (Yes!) Will it make them get bulky (No!) Here's a short video to remind you of the 3 [...]

By | October 31st, 2018|Aging, Flexibility, Strength, Training, Training Articles, Videos|0 Comments

Ensure a Strong Race Finish with This Run Session

Do you fall flat towards the end of your run when you're racing? Or are you looking to have a strong kick at the finish to put the hurt on your competitors? Then give this run session a try. This Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin is a 60 minute session that will test your speed and aerobic [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|BioAstin, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|0 Comments

My Super Threshold Cycling Session

Want to become a stronger cyclist on all types of terrain? Then give this workout a try. For my latest installment of Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin, I share this demanding bike session that is perfect for athletes training for all triathlon distances. This is a perfect session if you have limited time.  It's a high [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Bike, BioAstin, Training, Training Articles|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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