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February Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak and Mike Ricci

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photoDiscussions on running muscle imbalance correction, water running, overdistance training, back-to-back Olys, maintenance plans and speed and common age-grouper mistakes.

January Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions on indoor bike workouts, IM fueling, coke or broth, bikes and swimming exercises.

December 2006 Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoOur regular USAT coach chat with lots of tips including discussions on Computrainers, bike fitting and position, triathlon and marathon training, Tim DeBoom lunges and nutrition.

Negative Splits: How and Why

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photoNegative splitting is a learned skill, and can be a valuable tool to use in virtually any race situation. Employing Negative Split workouts in your training can improve your racing.

November 2006 BT Triathlon Training Chat

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photoDiscussions on swimming, observing, asking questions, flip-turns, flexible ankles, rotation, Stretch Cordz, skiing substitution and resting.

The Benefits of Strength Training in Triathlon

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photoAll-around body strengthening and conditioning, in short, will make the athlete stronger from head to toe to push bigger gears and to apply more power in your swim stroke.

Member Question: Cardiac Drift

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photoHighly trained athletes can maintain a specific HR longer than a newbie without much creeping; their endurance is greater—thus able to keep pace efficiently and without much additional increase in HR.

October 2006 BT Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussion on IM heart-rate zones, LT zone testing, off season focus, aero helmets, flats and tires, 650 or 700cc, cold weather and marathon recovery.

September 2006 BT Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions on keeping heart-rate down on hills, the fat burning zone, lactate threshold (LT) testing, max trainer hours, high HR on the run/walk, the 10% rule and different running workouts.

August BT Triathlon Training Chat with Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions on proper tapering for a triathlon, aqua-jogging, shin splints, dismounting in T2, ITBS, and training burnout for a marathon.

July BT Chat with Tri Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions regarding running form and blisters.

Pedaling Efficiency: Vectors and Motion

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photoWhile most do not think about the actual vector breakdown involved in the cycling stroke and where the power is applied in detail, when you finally do think about it, things become clearer.

June BT Chat with Tri Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions regarding wetsuit for a Sprint, Master's swimming, TI, aqua jogging, HIM fueling and salt, power meters and Tri vs Road bike.

April BT Chat with Tri Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions on periodization, tubular vs clinchers, swimming cadence, 650's vs 700's, plan priority, RAAM after double IM and swim training before race day.

March BT Chat with Tri Coach Kevin Konczak

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photoDiscussions on muscular endurance training, transitioning between distances, big hill training and bricks.
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