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Enhance Your Heart Function with This Workout

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For many years we thought that aerobic training was beneficial to heart health. That's false. Including a small amount of high intensity interval training (HIIT) will help stimulate your heart. In any workout session it's [...]

Optimizing Your Heart Health

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The training I did while winning my six IRONMAN titles was taxing and destructive on my body and my overall health. As February is Heart Health month, here are my thoughts on optimizing your heart [...]

Why You Should Race Shorter Races

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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 [...]

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Swim, Bike, Run HIIT For The Holidays

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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 [...]

The Key Ingredients of Effective Bodywork

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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 [...]

Never Give Up On Yourself

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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 [...]

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