Category Archives: Triathlon Training

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HITS Palm Springs 2016 – Race Report and Review

I started out 2016 thinking I would only do one major race and it would be a half iron distance. Since we were going to be in San Diego from May until December for my wife’s work, I figured it would be a great year to train for something but I hadn’t really considered the…

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Monitor Your Running Form With This Amazing Tool

I first learned the importance of running form in 2007 when I got Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB).  I had never studied running form prior to this.  I had been to a Road Runner Sports and had my gait analyzed so I could get the “right shoe” for me.  However, I still developed ITB while wearing…

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Brian Whelan – IMCoz Race Report

The following race report was written by my good friend and fellow athlete, Brian Whelan.  In 2011, I had the privilege of coaching Brian to his first Ironman finish in Coeur d’Alene (race report HERE).  This adventure in Cozumel was Brian’s effort to redeem his “DNF” from 2010 on this same course.  What a profoundly…

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PiYo Strength Training for Triathletes and Runners

  BACKGROUND As many of you may know, I have used P90X, P90X2, and more recently P90X3 in conjunction with triathlon and run training for quite a few years.  My integrated training plans have been popular with endurance athletes for the last 4 or 5 years since I created them. The plans work amazingly well as…

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Top 3 Freestyle Swim Tips

In this video, I give you my top 3 freestyle swim tips that you can incorporate quickly right now to change your swimming for the better. I have given a similar presentation at several triathlons and expos and these are the three things that are, in my opinion, the fixes for the most common mistakes…

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Ironman Arizona 2012 Race Report

Ironman Arizona is complete and I had an amazing day! I did not meet my time goal but I am VERY happy with the result anyway and you will find out why if you make it through this race report. Since this was my first full Ironman and my training was not exactly “by the…

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2012 Seafair Sprint Triathlon Race Report

NOTE:  This is my fourth time doing the Seafair Sprint.  My first was in 2005 (my very first triathlon), and now I have managed to put it on the schedule for the last three years.  You can find previous reports here (2010, 2011).  This race will always be one of my favorites since it was…

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2012 Fat Salmon 3.2 Race Report

Sometime in June (I think), when the registration opened for the 2012 Fat Salmon Open Water Swim, someone posted a link on the West Sound Triathlon Club’s Facebook page. I have wanted to do the Fat Salmon for the last couple of years but haven’t done it because it is always on the same weekend…

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2012 Ocean Shores Half Iron Race Report

I decided on Ocean Shores Half Iron as my mid-season peak race this year for several reasons: – My big race this year is Ironman Arizona in November and the courses are relatively flat so I wanted to do a relatively flat half iron as a build up. Ocean Shores fits that perfectly. This gives…

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