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February 2010 Training Chat with Coach AJ

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photoDiscussions on using the weekends for a long bike and run, good running cadence, Ironman swimming, importance of kick drills and swim cadence.

Spin Classes for Winter Training

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photoMany athletes face the challenge of putting in quality bike time during the winter. Spin classes are a popular way to meet this challenge. Spin classes can easily be worked into your own schedule.

January 2010 Triathlon Training Chat with Coach AJ

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photoDiscussions on doing Ironman Wisconsin on a road bike and a training plan for back-to-back centuries.

November 2009 Triathlon Training Chat with Coach AJ

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photoDiscussions on lactate threshold testing and when to do LT workouts, threshold and tempo workouts, and time off after a full Ironman.

October 2009 Triathlon Training Chat with Coach AJ - The Powermeter Edition

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photoDiscussions on winter maintenance fitness, training and traveling, coaching, and the benefits of training with a powermeter for those that haven't yet commited to one.

VIDEO: Garmin 405 vs Suunto T6C

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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.

Interbike Coverage 2009 - Part 3

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photoNew products from Athlete 3, Fuji, Garmin, Kestrel, LiveStrong, Reynolds, Scott, Specialized, Shimano and Vision Tech

Interbike Coverage 2009 - Part 2

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photoNew products from Descente, Vision Tech, Pearl Izumi, Saris, CamelBack, BlueSeventy, Blue, GU, Quarq and Shimano.

Interbike Coverage 2009 - Part 1

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photoNew products from Prologo, Lake, Avia, Orbea, Ceepo, Jamis, Zipp, Profile, Scott and Specialized.

VIDEO GEAR REVIEW: RaceDayWheels.com

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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.

Member Question: Making the Bike Challenging for a Sprint Training Program

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photoI'm doing the 22 week sprint tri program and the 2 mile bike ride it starts with is not very challenging. I see this as a opportunity to train the right way and challenge myself. Any ideas?

February 2009 Triathlon Training Chat with Coach AJ

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photoDiscussions on wide feet, Ironman nutrition and it's importance, the use of fins in swimming, transition mistakes, special needs bags and running sockless.

Winter Wear: Part 1 - Your Legs

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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.

January 2009 Triathlon Training Chat with Coach AJ

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photoDiscussions on the off season, maximum amount of days one should be running, heart-rate zone testing and outdoor off season strength workouts.

VIDEO REVIEW: Halo Swim Trainer

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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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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."