triathlon

Your wetsuit and the right fit

Your wetsuit and the right fit

Your wetsuit and the right fit

In triathlon, the swim oftentimes does not get enough attention. Some simple basics can make a positive experience during your race or a brick workout that begins with an open water swim. For some, the next bullet points are known fundamentals, feel free to move on with your day. Others may think this information is beneficial and should continue reading.

Pacing

Pacing

Pacing

          Pacing is one critical part in a triathlon. This blog will focus on pacing during the bike section. The approach varies based on the race distance, terrain, time of the year, weather/race conditions, experience level, and mental toughness/readiness/approach. As mentioned in the first sentence, we are referring to a triathlon, indicating that this is not a standalone event. When pacing the bike, you must keep the entire race in mind and not the bike by itself.

The Couple That Races Together...

The Couple That Races Together...

The Couple That Races Together

“Trish crushes me on the swim!”

     There’s nothing like a little marital rivalry to fuel performance improvements and Northern California couple, Trish and Al Hart, have been enjoying some friendly competition since they began participating in triathlon 10 years ago with Team-In-Training (TNT)

Post Season Progression

Post Season Progression

Post Season Progression: Don’t let your fitness fade by making it an “Off Season”.

As an endurance coach I see the following scenario take place about this time of year. From late October through the end of November an athlete’s race season comes to a close and they descend into a few month period of rest, recovery, relaxation, eating, sleeping and weekend’s full of couch surfing. They say to themselves “THIS is the Off-Season!”

Power to Weight Ratio: Faster without the fluff...

Power to weight ratio - our real world experiment (video)

Not only an aircraft needs a good power to weight ratio to fly. Pretty much any Tour de France winner, Ironman champion, you name it, agonized days, weeks, months over their personal ratio. Check out our findings in the video below.