Tri-athalon

Cold Water Panic

Recently a Tri-athlete friend of mine told me of her bad experience that now has her a bit panicked when swimming in cold water. Water in the 50s and 60s is commonplace for triathlons and it can lead to bad experiences for many even if you are wearing a wet suit. Here is what can…

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Swimming and the Water Bottle

Let me ask you a question, do you run with water? Do you bike with water?  I know you said yes. When I coach my beginner triathlon group, I ask them these questions during our first work out each year. Virtually everyone is nodding their head yes as I ask these two questions. I point…

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How to Create a Base Building Program

Last week I introduced the idea of doing a three- to six-week base building period to increase your aerobic threshold.  This week I will help you design a three-week program that works for your level of swimming. Step 1: Decide how much yardage you will do each day.  This should be at a minimum, the…

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Base Building for the Tri-athlete

Tri-athletes have to balance time in the multiple disciplines as well as the weight room, and for most of us that is also balanced with work or school, home, and, well, everything. With limited time available, the triathlete usually puts the least amount of time in the pool.  This is understandable when you compare the…

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Holiday Break

Are you off work for the holiday season? If you are, I have a question.  Did you use this as an opportunity to increase your training? Or did you reduce your training, or even take the entire time off? I try to use the end of year holiday season as the start of my heavy…

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