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.

When it’s time to specify… Member Only

At some point in the athletic journey, you need to differentiate and specify. You can only realize your potential when you dial in on the path that will take you there. This principle is true at the most basic level of human life.

To handle anxiety, think negatively Member Only

Racing (and living) are ruled by external factors. We can’t control much of what happens around us. There are no guarantees that things will work out the way you plan.

Living on the Edge Member Only

For most of my athletic life, I lived on the edge. I was constantly balancing stress and recovery. Pushing my body as hard as I could but backing off just before I created long-term damage. I wasn’t always successful with this. I often crossed over the edge. Sometimes the repercussions …

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 …

The difference between WORKING OUT and TRAINING Member Only

Exercise, as it relates to physical activity, is defined as “a particular movement or series of movements done to become stronger and healthier.” In 2015, over 54 million people enrolled in fitness centers in the U.S., and there are around 34,000 membership-based exercise facilities in the U.S. Despite that, people …

How to find your training zones (VIDEO) Member Only

There are many ways to find your training zones. In this video, I explain two methods for finding training zones: laboratory testing and field testing. Visit this post for background on training zones. The take home messages from this are: Proper workouts/sets must be adhered to to get accurate, usable …

Georgia Death Race – Race Report Member Only

Ryan Lundin qualified for and raced the 2018 Georgia Death Race. This race is an insane 70+ mile sufferfest over 28,000 feet of elevation change. He finished in 17 hours, 29 minutes and placed 25th overall out of 169 finishers (259 started). Below is a great summary of Ryan’s experience: …