Rich Strauss' articles

Rethinking the Value of the Brick Run for Long Course Triathlon

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photoHow important are bricks for half and full Iron distance triathlons? Here is one coach's opinion.

Structuring the Perfect Ironman Season

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photoA macro-view on preparing your season for an Ironman. Includes some tips on picking an Ironman race depending on where you live.

JV to Varsity Ironman: Training to Get Faster

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photoPay attention to details! Little things like body composition, bike fit, powermeter use and swim technique become big on the Varsity Team

Pedaling Technique and Drills Summary

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photoBy becoming more aware of your pedal stroke, you can choose to manipulate where and how you activate your leg muscles as your foot traces the circular trajectory at the cranks.

Ironman on a Motorcycle - Race Support for IMAZ

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photoI was not an official; I simply observed the race and the officials doing their thing. Here is what I saw:

Coach's Triathlon Question and Answer Session

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avatarTopics include Ironman training, nutrition, focus weeks, balance, running form, SPL, powermeter, coaching and minimal training time for events.

The Long Bike: Volume, Intensity, Group Riding, Nutrition, Gear and Technique

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photoThe most valuable thing you can do for your endurance training is to schedule a weekly 2-4hr long ride from now until the end of time. Simply make this “what you do” every Saturday or Sunday morning.

The Tri Club Potential of Group Riding, Part II

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photoInclusion is the key, with elements of the ride fulfilling the training and social needs of 95% of the membership. We have found that course selection, leadership have been the keys.

The Tri Club Potential of Group Riding

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photoTri clubs offer all of us, from beginner to advanced athlete, a venue in which we can realign our perspective of what “fast” and “far” are, pushing us to new and greater heights of performance.

Limiter Season - Begin Planning Your Goals

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photoBy focusing on your limiters during the off-season you can accrue your highest rate of return for training time invested and set yourself up well for next season.

Race Rehearsal Guidance for Ironman

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photoThe 112/4 Race Rehearsal Brick. If done correctly, the RR is usually no more stressful than a regular training ride, and that is probably the point.

Cycling Cadence

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avatarThe physics and physiology of high and low cadence cycling. Both low and high cadence work are useful for increasing your “cadence comfort,” or your comfort within a wide range of cadences.

Event-Based Training Volume

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photoYour training schedule should be based completely on the hours you have available to train, not necessarily on the number of hours you "need" to train.
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