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Coming Full Circle

Every so often, we need to take stock of where we are, what we are doing, and see if it aligns with our true intent.  I did this.  Here’s what I discovered. Below are five points. Each point can be read as a stand-alone message, but I encourage you to take …

Breath Rate: The least utilized fitness tracker?

Authors of a recent perspective in Frontiers in Physiology suggested that respiratory frequency provides valuable data and argue that wearable respiratory monitors could benefit training. I totally agree. But I don’t think you need a separate device to measure this. You simply need to pay attention! With intentional awareness, you …

Five mistakes triathletes make in the off season, and how to avoid them.

Everyone has their definition of ‘off-season.’ My definition of the ‘off-season’ is a time of planned unstructured training that can last anywhere from two to eight weeks (depending on the athlete). The purpose is to take a break from the formal, structured training program and allow for a mental and …

Everyone needs a coach

Have you been coached? Over my career, I have had a number of experiences with coaches. Some coaches  provided the spark I needed to succeed. Others were reason I quit the sport. Coaching is an interesting vocation. When you believe in something, and you want others to see it, it …

Stay focused on the present

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 …

Training Tip: HILL RUNNING

Most folks dread hilly workouts. And for good reason! Running up a hill is hard!! Your run pace slows down, your legs and lungs burn, and sometimes it seems that you will never reach the top of the hill. But what goes up must come down, and the reward for …

Indoor Strength Suggestions

For those of us who are “social isolating” or under a  “shelter in place” order, we have to be creative with our workouts. I’ve added some simple whole-body strength sessions to my weekly routine. Here are some suggestions: First off, I suggest to most athletes I consult with to get …

Intermittent Fasting and Endurance Training (part 3: “sleep low”)

  We discussed the health intermittent fasting (IF) HERE, and how to safely/strategically incorporate IF into “simple” (1x/day, aerobic) endurance training HERE.  Now, let’s look at how we can incorporate the IF/low-carb strategy into a training program in which we train 2 or 3 times per day… I posted a …

Intermittent fasting and endurance training (part 2)

First off, there are lots of data about Intermittent Fasting (IF), training while fasted, nutrient timing, “train low,” glycogen depletion, etc… So, it’s easy to get confused when you begin to discuss the interaction between nutrition and training. So, I’m going to make it simple and introduce “IF plus training” …