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Seven valuable insights

  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 …

Three things that will maximize success?

A few years ago I received an email from one of my athletes. In the email, the athlete asked me, “if you had three things that you said are the three things I should change for next season that WILL make me faster at my goal race, what would those three things be? I …

Winter Nutrition Guidelines.

You should have read the “Beginning the conversation on NUTRITION” article now. If you haven’t, check it out HERE The intent with this conversation is to help you improve your diet, improve your health, improve you performance, and help you understand the differences between eating for health versus eating for …

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 …