January 11, 2020

The average runner lands with the force of three times their own body weight.  This weight impacts your shoes: it can take your shoes’ cushioning more than 24 hours to recover. And if you run in shoes that haven’t recovered, you could experience discomfort, or worse, i...

November 6, 2019

For IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 racing, you have two types of shoes to choose from: road shoes or triathlon-specific cycling shoes. There are pros and cons to each, but I still recommend a road shoe for long course racing.


Road shoes are stiffer (better power transfer),...

July 9, 2019

“Sad, frustrated, a million different things,” Sarah True told Triathlonworld.com. “You never expect to be in the position where you have a seven-minute gap, and your brain doesn’t function well enough to tell you you’re struggling in the heat. Just stop and walk a lit...

June 11, 2019

Intentionally applying physiological stressors in order to achieve optimal adaptations is necessary to improve fitness. When you become stressed in other aspects of your life, your body endures similar symptoms: your blood pressure increases, your breathing rate quicke...

May 21, 2019

Want to run faster off the bike?  Stop training like a runner and start training for a single sport: triathlon. Durability is the biggest limiter to triathlon run speed. Additional run mileage is not the secret to a successful triathlon run performance. Athletes lookin...

April 23, 2019

Getting sick during a training cycle is inevitable--it's a part of life. The important thing to embrace is that performance readiness is a result of many weeks and months of layering consistent training. Missing a few days due to sickness within the season is not going...

April 11, 2019

Hydration is extremely important as our bodies are approximately 60% water. Dehydration occurs when fluid loss (via sweat, urine and through respiration) is greater than fluid intake (via drinking and food). For the unconditioned athlete, just a small amount of dehydr...

March 28, 2019

Marathons are hard but fun, I have said it a couple of times and will continue to do so. However, the reason for this blog is not to comment on my experience doing a marathon. Instead, I would like to discuss how doing a running race, at the end of the early season, ca...

February 6, 2019

Jason & Scott Ellis of Swing Physical Therapy discuss common triathlon injuries and how to overcome them. Here are some tips on how to avoid getting injured in the first place.

Stick to the Plan:

Follow your session’s guidelines and don’t be tempted to do an extra repeti...

January 18, 2019

Following my previous post about some of the learnings of my last two years of training and racing, I received a couple of messages asking me about the nutrition aspect of my triathlon experience, a topic that I decided to avoid in that blog due to its sensitivity. 


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