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Understand Your Triathlon Training Zones

Understand Your Triathlon Training Zones

Above: the "Flying Frenchman" Yohann Coppel expresses his love for training zone 4 (threshold)   Don't Just "Know" Your Triathlon Training Zones-- Understand Them! I'm writing this post as part of a series of resources for the team I call "executing your plan." ...

6 Keys To Pacing Your Half Ironman 70.3 Race

6 Keys To Pacing Your Half Ironman 70.3 Race

Photo above: 4 TriForcers qualify for 70.3 World Championships at Oceanside.  We followed the process!   Here are 6 keys for pacing your Half Ironman.  If you are a beginner or someone who struggles to run to your ability off the bike FOLLOW THE PLAN...

How to Race a Half Ironman.

How to Race a Half Ironman.

Above: 4 TriForcers (Li Moore, John "Snickers" Nickers, Mimi "Usually" Winsberg, and coach Coady) podium at Honu 70.3. The best athletes not only train hard, they also have their nutrition, hydration and pacing dialed. For whatever reason, I've failed to impress on...

12 Tips for Triathlon Training on Vacation

12 Tips for Triathlon Training on Vacation

Picture above: me swimming from one of Richard Branson's private islands to his other one, with a person greeting from Sir Richard himself.   I highly recommend that "vacation workout"  next time you are in the British Virgin Islands 🙂 One of the...

A Sub 10 Ironman in 10 Hours Per Week (2019)

A Sub 10 Ironman in 10 Hours Per Week (2019)

  I first published my original "sub 10 Ironman in 10 hours per week" article back in 2010.   The article described the type of training I did to go 9:21 at IM Switzerland when I was working during the day and going to school at night.  This is an updated and...

Strap up!  Why you need to race with heart rate.

Strap up! Why you need to race with heart rate.

With the availability of power on the bike and GPS on the run, the good old heart rate monitor can seem obsolete. And it's true, the most important pacing tools are (in order): 1. perceived exertion 2. power (bike) and pace (run) 3. heart rate (HR) But, just because...