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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 …

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 …

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” …

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 …

Four Phases of Ironman Competence

If you have realized that endurance training is complicated, congratulations! You are on you way to becoming a master! Even though endurance training mainly consists of “putting in the time,” there are a lot of moving parts to a complete training program. I’m sure you have found out that simply …

Planning your Transition Bags for Ironman

As if Ironman racing wasn’t stressful enough… getting to the race healthy, getting your bike to the hotel, checking in…  You have to figure out what to put in your transition bags! Many of us have done triathlons where we simply set up our transition area the morning of the …

Joe’s Ironman bike set-up

I put a lot of time and thought into planning the gear and equipment I use for training and racing. I built my 2019 bike specifically for Ironman Florida. In this video, I explain how I set up my bike and why I chose the equipment I did.   Joe’s …

Change is the key to growth!

This post was inspired after leading a weekend triathlon camp. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to attend, check out the video summary. As the guy who leads the camps, it is interesting to meet people and observe their willingness to learn, to accept new ideas, and …

Order -> Disorder -> Reorder

I was reading an article last week about “feeling lost.” It resonated with me and may be helpful for you. “Lost” doesn’t mean helpless or clueless. Rather “lost” means unsure of what to do next; unsure of how to do it. For goal-focused individuals, this can happen once a goal …