Category: Training

What's the deal with run cadence?

Coach Jen sent me an article from LAVA Magizine about improving your run in triathlon. It’s one of the big things I told her I wanted to work on leading in to this season. The run was the one thing I didn’t really worry about going in to any of the races last season, but... Read more »

Family, Life and Training - How to fit it all in

I’ve written about the balance of fitting triathlon training in to an already busy schedule, but as my work situation has changed it’s actually gotten a little harder.   Right now I’m trying to balance being a Stay at Home Dad of a 2 year old and a 3 month old, and training. Lately I’ve... Read more »

Transition: From a road bike to a TT Bike

With the goal of Ironman Wisconsin on the horizon, one of the things Coach Jen and I talked about was moving up from racing on my road bike to racing on a triathlon specific bike. My road bike was great for last years 70.3 and Olympic distance races, but Jen said if I’m going to do... Read more »
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Dealing with illness and training

Uuuuugh. I’ve been sick for weeks. It started out as a normal cold and for a while I was working out through it. I started to feel better, still with a cough but nothing I can’t handle, so I went ahead and did my bike test from Coach Jen to get a baseline for training.... Read more »

Triathlon 101: Get a Bike Fit

If you ask any experienced triathlete what’s important when starting out one of the first things they’ll tell you is to get a proper bike fit. It sounds like common sense, but I think you’d be surprised how many people (including myself) sort of ignore that advice. When I picked up my road bike I asked... Read more »

Want to run a longer race? You need a coach.

2012 is a whole new season and you want to move up in distance. It doesn’t matter if you’re a runner or triathlete taking your training and racing to the next level is a great challenge, but you need to do it right. When I started training for my first marathon I looked up a... Read more »
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Off season training tips

Even with the temperature bouncing around and now snow on the ground (not that I’m complaining) its that time of year where a lot of your workouts are going to be indoors. Just last night I was sitting in my studio doing hill climb simulations on my bike trainer. The challenge for all of us is  how... Read more »

Managing sleep, training and everything else.

You know the story. You’ve got a big week of training lined up, but you’re missing out on valuable sleep that you need to help your body recover. It’s the story of my life right now. I’ve been working to bounce back from a knee/foot injury from the Chicago Marathon. My training has been made up of... Read more »