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Ask The Man: Why Am I So Slow Running Uphill?

Dave, Whenever I run uphill, I’m always passed by my competitors. I can’t seem to find the speed to stay with the group. What’s wrong? Brian Hi Brian, Running uphill requires proper form that requires balance, symmetry and strength. The lack of balance is quite often attributed to a weak core and gluteals. The lack [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Articles, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Ask The Man: Why Am I So Slow Running Uphill?

My Three Tips To Improve Your Pedal Stroke

Riding into the wind, slowing down on the uphills, pushing too big of gear and wrestling with your bars are all indicative of a clunky pedal stroke. When you start pushing squares rather than circles your efficiency drops dramatically. For this Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin, I've comprised some of my favorite drills you can [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Articles, Bike, BioAstin, Training, Training Articles|2 Comments

Improve Your Form and Core Strength with This Swim Session

Looking to improve your stroke and swim faster freestyle? For today’s Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin, try this swim session during your build season that will help activate your core and hone in on the proper freestyle form. Warm Up 10 min and include 6 lengths of double arm backstroke. Doing double arm backstroke provides [...]

2019 Ask The Man: I want to hear from you!

Hi All, For 2019, I want to hear from you! This year I will be focusing content on what I like to call "The Seven Pillars of Triathlon" that will include articles and information on the following topics or Pillars of Triathlon: Swim Bike Run Mobility, Stretching & Strength Nutrition The Mental Game: The emotional [...]

By | January 23rd, 2019|Articles, Ask The Man, Bike, News, Nutrition, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Videos|Comments Off on 2019 Ask The Man: I want to hear from you!

Why You Should Race Shorter Races

This is a photo of Scott Molina, Mark Allen and myself entering the transition area of the Chicago Triathlon in 1985. (Photo: Seth Goltzer, Triathlete Magazine). Throughout our race seasons leading up to the IRONMAN Championships in Hawaii, we all raced a variety of distances and didn’t just specialize in IRONMAN or 70.3 distance racing. [...]

By | January 22nd, 2019|Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|2 Comments

Cycling Sufferfest Session: Push Your Power, Cadence and Speed

Today’s Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin combines variable gearing and high intensity intervals (HIIT) to challenge your body to begin tolerating high levels of muscle acidity. The HIIT intervals interspersed into your cycling workout are self-governing and self-driven. You can try to exceed your duration of the repeats as your fitness comes up. If you’re having [...]

By | January 16th, 2019|Articles, Bike, BioAstin, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Cycling Sufferfest Session: Push Your Power, Cadence and Speed

Hopping and Jumping for Faster Running

Looking to freshen up some run sessions? Try adding hopping and jumping in your training. In this Workout Wednesday powered by BioAstin I recommend combining hopping and jumping intermixed with your normal running to increase your foot, calf, quad and gluteal strength. Core stability will also be improved and your cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory endurance will be [...]

By | January 9th, 2019|Articles, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Workout Wednesday|1 Comment

Swim, Bike, Run HIIT For The Holidays

With the holiday season upon us, life has become especially busy!  With work, travel, holiday parties and family obligations it’s often difficult to find time to train. I’ve discovered that keeping to a daily exercise routine during this hectic time of year is vital because it keeps me happy, healthy and sane! When time is tight, my favorite sessions [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|Bike, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles|Comments Off on Swim, Bike, Run HIIT For The Holidays

The Key Ingredients of Effective Bodywork

Strength, stretching and mobility training -- otherwise known as bodywork --  are crucial to your triathlon program.  I recommend that you always include bodywork in your training, even if you have to give up some of your swim, bike and run sessions to do so. If you haven’t been doing this type of training recently, then [...]

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 | December 11th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Racing, Run, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Vintage Dave|1 Comment