6 ways to piss off your coach

Are you still following the same training plan you did 10 years ago—or worse, blindly adopting the latest trend without understanding whether it’s right for you? No, you hired a coach? Good for you, money well spent! Triathlon is not a cheap sport but the investment you are making in a qualified coach is the best money you will spend …

Giving Thanks

At the end of every race season, I look back, like most of you and reflect on the; shoulda’s, woulda’s and coulda’s. People say I am hard on myself that I should be proud of my accomplishments and that I inspire them to do more. So this year I am going to give thanks! I am going to be grateful for …

How On should you be in the Off Season?

The days are getting shorter and in the “off season,” you look forward to sleeping in, not smelling like chlorine and enjoying a weekend that doesn’t include a four-hour brick workout that leaves you napping on the couch and skipping out on social engagements. You hang out with your “non-triathlete” friends, you have coffee AND read the paper. You did though …

Rest and Recovery are the same thing right?

As a coach suggesting that an athlete skip a workout is like asking them to go out for a workout without their Garmin! But sports science has shown over and over again that rest and recovery days are important elements of the training cycle. But is there a difference between rest and recovery? And when’s the best time to incorporate the two into …

open water swimming

Swimming! It doesn’t have to be the necessary evil of Triathlon?

You have logged thousands of yards in the pool, hundreds of miles on the bike and more miles of running you can count and the big day is finally here! Race day! As you stand at the cold waters edge among hundreds in a sea of black neoprene and brightly colored swim caps a fear you knew would come starts to …