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Training Tip –  Don’t Under-train the Swim.

I have read too many coaching tips to newbie triathletes that advise swimming twice a week with three or four bikes and runs a week. The argument given is that the swim is the shortest part of the race, and usually you don’t win a triathlon with a strong swim. I disagree. There are se
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Training Tip – “Easy Monday’s”

Most working triathletes train hardest and longest on the weekends when they have more free time. So when Monday rolls around, you’re sometimes a bit fatigued and the Monday workout can be a drag. One part of your brain says take the day off, and another part of your brain says
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Training Tip –  The Ups and Downs of Running Hills

With only a few exceptions, going up and down hills is inevitable where ever you run. Some people hate hills, others not so much. But if you know how to run them, both the up and the down, you’ll realize that hills aren’t so bad. Here are a few tips for running hills. Running up hills
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Training Tip – Determining Your Personal Rate of Dehydration

Everyone knows you need to drink liquids to replace the sweat that is lost during exercise. There are some very useful general guideline you can follow for short, middle and long distance workouts. However, if sweat loss is a major concern for health or competitive reasons, you can ca
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Training Tip – High Intensity Training

High intensity interval training – HIIT – should be a major component of every workout program. HIIT improves endurance as well as speed. How to do it, and how much to do will vary with the athlete’s fitness level and race goals, but here are some basic things to consider
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Training Tip – Do A Post Race Analysis (But no excuses)

If you want to race better in any sport, it’s valuable to look back on your recent races and analyze what you did well and what you didn’t do well. Be honest with yourself. Evaluate how was your performance at the start, middle and end of the race. Regardless of how you finished ̵
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Training Tip -The Pre Race Taper

You’ve trained hard for your race and it’s time for your pre-race taper. But what’s the right taper for you and how much should you do or not do?  It’s important to remember that the pre-race taper is not “one size fits all”. The type and duration of a taper plan is dependent upon the
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Training TIP – Bike Workout 1-2-3’s

Here’s a short, simple yet effective bike workout that you can stick in the middle of your ride. This workout will help you improve cadence speed and efficiency, and in turn, overall bike speed. It’s called a Progressive “1-2-3” Variable Gear Ladder and here’s how it works
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Training Tip –  When You Eat Your Carbs May Influence Your Performance.

A recent article in Swimmers magazine presented data that suggests eating most of your carbohydrates at breakfast and lunch, and minimizing carb intake at dinner can have a positive impact on your training and racing performance. A study done in 21 experienced triathletes showed that
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Tip – Training Solo vs in a Group

Question: which is better – training solo or in a group?  Here are a few pro’s and con’s to both. Solo allows you to train around your family and work schedule. Squeezing in an early morning session before work may be your only choice some days. That’s better than skipping your
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