Coach AJ's articles on Beginnertriathlete.com

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photoFour Kona athletes give us their race stories.
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photoWe interview several age-groupers pre-race on their Ironman Kona race thoughts.
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photoWe interview two age-groupers that are going to Kona this year, both with new families, as to what draws them to the annual race and what sacrifices they had to make along the annual journey.
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photoCoach AJ reviews the Blue FS Carbon mountain bike. A lightweight bike perfect for racing XTERRA triathlons.
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photoIn this second part, AJ will show you how your training pace and heart rate training zones are setup from the results of your lactate threshold test.
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photoHave you been thinking about getting a lab test done to determine your Lactate Threshold number for generating precise heart-rate zones? Follow AJ as he subjects himself to this grueling test.
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photoIn this review, we put the Garmin Forerunner 405 and the Suunto T6C heart-rate and GPS watches through the wringers.
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photoLooking to rent or try-before-you-buy race wheels for your next triathlon? Coach AJ checks out the service at RaceDay Wheels.
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photoCoach AJ discusses the essential clothing used to keep your legs and feet warm while cycling or running in the cold weather.
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photoWe review the Halo Swim Trainer and how it can help the 'high elbow catch' part of your swim stroke along with your swimming tempo.
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photoDoes compression clothing really work? Coach AJ was able to try out a line of compression wear by Skins during the 2008 Annual Hawaii Ironman Triathlon.
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photoTraining with a power meter will make sure that you are spending every minute on the bike effectively. Racing with a power meter will keep you humble and in your proper zones on race day.
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photoCoach AJ reviews the Reynolds SDV 66 Racing Wheel and the PowerTap 2.4 SL Wireless Power Meter.
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photoWe review both the Sci'Con Atlas and the Aerotech Evolution bike cases for traveling with your bike.
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photoNeed a high-performance wheel upgrade? Watch the review of the Specialized Roval Rapide Carbon Clincher wheelset which turned out to be an excellent all-around wheelset for both training and racing.
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Coach AJ

USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."