Surviving Race Week Member Only

You followed the plan. You are fit. Race week is here. Now you have to survive the days leading up to the race! Race week (the week leading up to your ‘big race’ is often full of tension, anxiety, restlessness, doubt, excitement, nervousness, and anticipation. These positive and negative feelings can deeply …

Train Your Brain!

When we do a triathlon, we step out of our comfort zone and push the boundaries of what we previously thought possible. This journey often leads to experiences that most people won’t ever have. However, the journey takes great mental toughness and a vital sporting attribute that some say you …

Stay focused on the present Member Only

I am a ‘big picture’ guy. I’ve been preaching the importance of identifying your two ‘BIG DEALS’ in life and constructing a lifestyle that allows you to go after them. But it is easy to get overwhelmed by the enormity of these BIG DEALS. Sometimes, when we dwell on the amount of …

Seven Deadly Spins Member Only

This post consists of excerpts from one of my mentors in the early 2000s, Chuckie V. His advice and guidance changed the type of bike training I did and, as a result, brought me to a level of biking I had previously only hoped to achieve. I eventually became one of …

Seven valuable insights Member Only

  Each of us approaches this sport with different backgrounds, priorities, and goals.  It is our job as coaches to meet you where you are and help you be the best athlete you can be.  Because of this, there is no one-size-fits all program and definitely no one-size-fits all advice. With …

Taking it to the next level! Member Only

So you have already done a triathlon, or maybe you haven’t done one yet, but you have watched one. Either way, your goal is not just to finish; you want to go as fast as you can. What do you do?

Transition 101 Member Only

Any race requires that you get from the starting line to the finish line as fast as you can. In triathlons, this involves swimming, biking, running and TRANSITIONING between disciplines. Races can be won or lost in transition. In fact I can identify two races I WON because I transitioned …

Tweaking my position Member Only

The post below was written in 2007, my last year racing as a professional triathlete.  Identifying what IS and IS NOT in your control is powerful. This pertains to sport and life… 

The Feels of Racing Member Only

I watch with enthusiasm as our TEAM ECo athletes swim, bike, and run in events around the world. I also watch with a sense of nostalgia as I remember when I once walked the path they currently walk.  Below I reflect on the feels of racing… then and now.