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Gain Speed with this Mixed Cycling HIIT Session

Bike hill repeats are not for the faint of heart, but the benefits of these sessions are enormous! Working at higher intensities on hills will help you become a stronger and faster rider and will provide extra gas in the tank come race day. This Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin is a demanding session that combines high intensity [...]

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|0 Comments

When Can I Return to Running After a Race?

After a demanding triathlon like a 70.3 or full-distance IRONMAN, we all know the feeling of that post-race hobble. As your body recovers, it's okay to swim and cycle within 2 days after the event, but don't jump back into running too quickly. Athletes who return to running too soon after a race will often feel flat, tired [...]

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 [...]

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|0 Comments

Weekly Speed Workout for Faster Cycling

Long slow cycling workouts during the race season will not get you stronger or faster on the bike. Training slowly guarantees that you'll be racing slowly. Most of us know that sinking feeling when a competitor passes us and we can’t respond to their pace. Don’t let that be you! For athletes racing all distances, it’s important to mix [...]