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5 Tips for Better Indoor Cycling

As winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere some athletes will spend most of their cycling time indoors. Often indoor cycling workouts turn into hammer sessions where athletes push themselves so hard that they forget about the importance of technique and form. Here are my top 5 tips to ensure that you're making the most of your [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Articles, Bike, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

To Hill With It: Part 2

  Running hills in the off-season and early season is so beneficial to your overall triathlon training that I decided to dedicate a 2-part series of my Workout Wednesday powered by Bioastin sessions to hill progressions. (You can read part 1 here ). Why devote your limited training time to the [occasional] discomfort associated with short hill repeats when you [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|BioAstin, Run, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Reflections on the 2017 Hawaii IRONMAN

The 2017 Hawaii IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship was FAST! Three men broke the bike course record and winner Patrick Lange set a new overall course record. In light of these -- and many other -- amazing performances, I share my thoughts on the importance of entering major competitions with a plan... and sticking to that plan [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Eliminate the Wiggle for Faster Swimming

Have you ever noticed triathletes who display a pronounced hip wag as they swim freestyle? Throughout my years of coaching, it has been common for me to observe this "hip wag" in emerging and experienced swimmers alike.  Trust me, doing the hula slows you down!  Fortunately we can focus on a few areas to eliminate this common [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|BioAstin, FINIS, HUUB, Swim, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Making Your Bike-Run Brick Count!

When most triathletes think of a brick, they think of a several hours-long bike ride followed by a short 20 minute run. This makes my skin crawl! I’ve already talked about ways you can mix-up your brick workouts with a ‘non-traditional’ swim-bike brick or a run-bike-run brick.  Today let's take a look at the traditional bike-run [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Bike, HOKA, Run, Training, Training Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Practicing Race Day Unknowns, Part 2: Surges on the Bike

This is the second in my 3-part series of Workout Wednesdays powered by Bioastin on how to structure your training to prepare for the host of unknowns in races. For today’s session, let’s talk about the bike. You can see my session on the swim from last week here and next week I’ll be discussing the [...]

Travel Tips for Triathletes: Don’t Let Travel Stress Ruin Your Race

From crowded airports to sitting on planes for hours, we all know that traveling is stressful and takes a toll on our bodies. Although not ideal for athletes, traveling is a necessary evil to get us where we need to be. There are ways to make traveling easier and help you to recover from your [...]

By | August 1st, 2017|Articles, Ironman, Racing, Training Articles, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Break Your Plateau on the Run

Tired of not improving your run split? Or are you putting in a lot of time running, only to be reduced to walking during a race? This high intensity workout will help bust you out of your rut. Similar to my 'Break Your Plateau on the Bike Workout', adding VO2 Max workouts – or sessions specifically [...]

6 Tips to Live a Long & Healthy Life

This shot was recently taken of my dad, Verne, and me. My dad turned 93 on June 19th. He’s always been a huge supporter of me and my kids: attending and organizing swim meets, water polo matches and coming to Kona for most of my races... and, of course, doing all of things dads do that [...]