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Ironman Racing Shouldn’t Be Easy

Ironman racing should never feel easy. The biggest misconception I hear is the faster and stronger you become, the easier the race will be. Definitely not true. Holding yourself together(when it counts…like in the back half of the race) while taking a beating is what separates folks on the course. Many are willing to race, […]

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Don’t Fall for the Bike Trap

There comes a point where obsessing over the latest set of wheels, aero suit, helmet, or even water bottle placement can be an exercise in futility. I’m not saying it isn’t important, but it should always be secondary…..   The real issue at hand when you approach a race is your bike fitness, plain and […]

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Kona Pics and a Few Thoughts

My goal for many years was to qualify for and race at the World Championships in Kona, HI. Well, last week I finally realized that goal.  My daughters were able to see me complete this race, which made it extra special to me.  My goal was to appreciate every single minute of the race.  I […]

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Guaranteed Power Improvement – Off Season Bike Program

Make 2015 a Faster Season Our low volume Off Season Bike Program helps dedicated triathletes start off the 2015 season with more power. Yes, I am guaranteeing you’ll be producing more power at the end of this 5-week program. “Dedicated triathletes” – You must be willing to put in the specific work detailed in the […]

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Speed Endurance

One of the most critical phases of training is the speed endurance phase.  This phase allows the athlete to bring all of the preceding phases together. The more attention and focus you have put into the strength, strength endurance, and speed phases of your training, then more growth potential you’ll have when you enter the […]

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Speed

If you spend 5-10 weeks developing your strength and strength endurance, but never transition any of this to race day fitness, then you most assuredly will leave lots of speed on the table. Speed is an optional but highly recommended phase you go through before entering the speed endurance phase. How much time you spend […]

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Strength – Endurance Phase

Strength endurance is very similar to the strength phase. The emphasis is still on maximal force to the pedals, but now we bring the cadence closer to a more natural range. This allows us to bridge the gap between very low cadence and fast cadence riding. The key for the bike intervals is that we […]

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Strength Phase

The strength phase of the build up is the most frequently skipped phase. Most likely due to a lack of “race specific feel”. However, this phase is the foundation for all future phases. The more time you spend in this phase, the better your race day fitness can be. So, what is strength? The strength […]

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Don’t enter the off season without reading this

Contrary to popular belief, a lot of volume will not make you faster, especially if you have been in the sport for awhile. Endurance is part of the equation, but it’s definitely not the A well-developed triathlete must develop endurance, speed, strength and power. Neglecting any one of these areas will limit your potential as […]

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2013 Ironman Arizona – Mike Alzona

Pre Race So the only reason why even I got involved in triathlons (in 2012) was to complete an Ironman. So I was extremely excited to finally get a chance to put myself to the test. A month prior to the race, I did Soma 70.3 as a trial run to preview portions of the […]

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2013 Ironman Arizona Race Report – Michelle Seidel

Pre-Race: November 17, 2013 I completed my first IronMan. There’s a ton of training and preparation for an IronMan but I won’t take you all the way back to when my brother talked me into this crazy endeavor. I’m going to start my race report on the Wednesday evening before the event.  My brother drove […]

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Reach Your Potential in 2014

2014 Planning Workshop     We’ll teach you how to optimize your training by looking at the following topics: What periodization model would work best for you – traditional or reverse  Athlete Typing – knowing this makes a huge impact on how you should structure training Sample workouts from each of the key training blocks […]

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Pacific Coast Triathlon 2013 – Bill Davis

  Pre-Race 3:30 AM – Rise and shine.  This morning I was heading to the race by myself for the first time that I can remember.  Mindy had a long run to do in the morning before the race and was planning to park 8 miles away and run to the venue.  My plan was […]

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Ironman and Half Ironman Nutrition

While there are general principles to follow, nutrition has to work for your individual needs as an athlete.  For me personally, the Osmo active hydration works very well.  Dr. Stacy Sims, founder of Osmo, is a big believer in using liquids to hydrate and real food/solids for calories.  However, this idea of “solid” nutrition may […]

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Laura Booher – June Lake Half Ironman 2013

The advertisement for this race is “The Toughest Race in the Most Beautiful Place”. I spoke with different racers throughout the course and they all seemed to agree with this statement. This race is tough and is not for anyone who is not physically and mentally ready for this grueling challenge. Having said this, it’s […]

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Bike Upgrades and the Ironman

Aero Helmet, aero wheels. skin suit, or power meter?  Which of these is most beneficial for Ironman racing? Before we look at which upgrade will shave seconds and minutes off of your time, let’s take a look at the goal of your Ironman bike ride.  Your goal is not to simply ride as hard as […]

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Don’t Make these Ironman Mistakes

This past weekend I completed the full Aquabike up at Vineman as a prep race for Ironman Mont Tremblant.  As many of you know,  the full Vineman Ironman going on at the same time.  While racing, I made observations that I want to pass along to all of you.  These observations will be in the […]

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