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VIDEO: Triathlon Transition Setup and Execution

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photoDon't know how to setup your triathlon transition area? We cover everything from wetsuit tips, bike check, nutrition, shoes, equipment placement to actual race day execution.

VIDEO: How to do Flip Turns

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photoThis is a 3 step program on learning how to do flip turns. Also discussed is the importance of using flip turns during lap swimming.

Lactate Threshold Heart-Rate Zone Testing Protocol

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photoField tests for determining your heart-rate zones with lactate threshold testing.

Why Bricks are Necessary and How to Use Them in Your Training

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photoBrick workouts are one of THE most important parts of training that you should be doing. Read why and find example brick workouts for any distance.

Which Method is Best to Find My Training Heart Rate?

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photoComparing Heart Rate Formulas: Age, Karvonen, Leger, MAF and Friel.

The Myth of LSD

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photoThe misconception of LSD is that it’s easy. What I have learned over the years is that LSD or "running slow" is relative to each person.

1/2 Ironman Racing and Pace Zones

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photoWarmup tips. Swim, bike and run pacing and heart-rate zones to be in by mileage.

Weight Training and Core Strength Information and Links

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photoWeight training and core strength information and links for the silver/gold plans.

Beginner Cycling Training Program - Month 1

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photoStart getting fit and losing weight in the New Year with our beginner cycling program. This program can get you fit and ready to then start any of our sprint or olympic triathlon training programs.

12 Week Beginner Sprint Triathlon Training Program

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photoSprint distance athletes should have completed 1-3 sprints and/or be able to swim 200 yards consecutively / bike 8 mile consecutively / run 1.5 miles consecutively.

Racing a Sprint Distance Triathlon

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photoNutrition and pacing strategies for the beginner and intermediate sprint racers

When does REST become DETRAINING?

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photoThere have been a few studies done on detraining. How quickly you lose fitness depends on how fit you are, how long you have been training, and how long you stop.

Zone 1 and Zone 2 Training, Explained

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photoTriathlon Coach explains Zone 1 and Zone 2 training and the benefits of each training zone

Masters Athlete Training

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photoAs a Masters athlete, recovery isn't as easy as in our youth. Here are tips on periodizing your build and rest weeks, recovery days and changing the long run and bike.

Half Ironman Pre-Race Nutrition Protocol

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photoWhat most athletes forget to realize is that all the training in the world will go down the toilet if the pacing or the nutrition plan isn�t executed properly.
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Our coaching philosophy is to help you get the most out of your available training time. We don’t believe in junk mileage or useless workouts. We combine the most current research and triathlon training techniques with proven race strategies to help our athletes reach their goals.