Race Shorter to get Faster

New triathletes are typically more interested in finishing races than being speedy. However, after becoming more familiar with the sport, most become interested in going fast.  This blog post will discuss how distance and intensity affect speed. Consistently racing...

Choosing Your Next Race

Training for your next race will be challenging and time consuming.  With a little planning, you can choose a race that best suits you.  Here are a few factors to consider when choosing your next race. Climate / Weather  – How will the weather be during your training,...

5 Ways to Swim Faster and Feel More Comfortable in the Water

For many, swimming is a very difficult part of triathlon.  The best way to improve your swimming is to consistently work on technique and do challenging workouts.  Without a history of swimming, it may be unclear where to start.  Don’t worry! A world of help is...

5 Recovery Habits to Maximize Your Performance

Triathlon training can be exhausting.  Depending on your race distance, you may be training 12 – 15 hours per week.  With all this stress on your body, how do you get stronger?   Training and recovery work together to facilitate an adaptation process by which you...

Should I Train Based On Heart Rate?

The short answer is: Heart rate training is a valid training modality, but there are more effective ways to reach your best. For decades, coaches have been designing workouts based on heart rate.  In the 1980s, Mark Allen and others won Ironman World Championships...