Category Archives: Triathlon Training

Finis Tempo Trainer Pro – More than just a swimming tool

I have been using a Finis Tempo Trainer in my swimming for about a year now and I absolutely love it. It is the #1 training tool in my swim bag without a doubt. In fact it is almost the only one…no pull bouy, no kickboard, no paddles…just short swim fins and a tempo trainer…

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The Story of a True Ironman

The following is the story of Brian Whelan. Brian came to me in December of 2010 and hired me to train him for Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2011. Brian was diagnosed with MS in 2004 and I must say that his story ranks right up there with the likes of those you see in the tear-filled…

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2011 Lake Stevens Ironman 70.3 Race Report

Saturday, August 13, 2011: Since I have two year old twins, it is often difficult for my wife to make it to my races these days. It seems that our M.O. this year is for one of us to go race while the other stays home and watches the kids. It works well for us…

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P90X2 Release Date and Ordering Info

The pre-order start date for P90X2 is here!  Pre-ordering started on September 1, 2011! The actual ship date depends on when you order it but Beachbody will guarantee that you will get your order by Christmas if you order during the pre-sale period.  Click below to get your copy now!   I was a little bummed…

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My Tempo Trainer Swim Progress

So, I am certainly not an expert on how to use a tempo trainer to maximize your training (I have only been using one for about a year), but I would like to share with you the success that I have had over the past few months working with a tempo trainer in the pool and in…

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Ultimate P90X Hybrid – My 90 Day Progress

Hello All, In my last blog I stated that I would be updating my progress through this 90 day hybrid program I created.  Each day I will add a new entry to give an overview of my nutrition and my workout(s) for the day.  It will not be a new blog post each time…I will simply…

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Ultimate P90X Hybrid Program

I have developed what I think will be a challenging and extremely effective fitness schedule that I am going to use for the next 90 days (starts Monday 8/22/11). The program uses the Classic P90X schedule as it’s base and replaces select workouts with Insanity The Asylum workouts, P90X One on One workouts, RevAbs workouts,…

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Seafair Sprint Triathlon 2011 Race Report

NOTE:  This is my third time doing the Seafair Sprint.  My first was in 2005 (my very first triathlon) and the second was last year (2010:  Read race report here).  Because it was my first triathlon, this race will always be one of my favorites. Saturday, July 23, 2011: Packet Pick-up day!  Why am I…

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2011 Ocean Shores Big Weekend Race Report

This may just be a bit of a long report since it will encompass an entire weekend of racing, volunteering, and coaching…so bear with me. Friday, July 8, 2011: Early in the year, I contacted the Tri Freaks about collaborating on some of their events this year.  I particularly targeted their Ocean Shores events because…

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2011 North Olympic Discovery Marathon Race Report

Well, the story starts on Saturday of last week (May 28th) when I had my last weekend training run before the big event on June 5th. I did an easy 10.5 mile run on a well-known route near my house. It felt amazing and I was ready to go for the marathon…and then the three-day…

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