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Training Tip – Training By Distance or Time?

We usually think of the volume of our workouts in terms of distance: miles or kilometers on the run or bike, yards or meters in the swim. But sometimes it’s easier to think in terms of time. Training by time provides a flexible plan and it’s just plain simple.  However, training by di
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Training Tip –  Improve Your Swim By Breathing Better 

If there is one thing every athlete can do to improve in the swim, it’s learn to breathe properly. Many swimmers hold their breath when their face is in the water, and then they exhale quickly and explosively at the last second before they try to inhale as much air as possible on the
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Training Tip – Simulate A Race

With all of the uncertainty about triathlon racing this year, here’s an idea about how you can simulate a race on your own or with training pals. A simulated race is a great training tool, as well as valuable preparation for race day  –  if you’re lucky enough to have an actual
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Stopping On The Bike

Many years ago, I took some wind surfing lessons in Cancun. The first lesson was how to stop and turn around.  I wanted to learn how to windsurf, not stop, but the instructor was quick to point out that stopping and turning were very important skills. If you didn’t know how to stop or
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Training Tip –  Insufficient Heart Rate Recovery Sets

Here’s a workout you can add to your training schedule to strengthen your heart and lungs, and to teach the body how to keep going through fatigue. This is not a beginner’s workout. You should have many miles under your belt before you attempt it. And the benefits can be huge, especia
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Training Tip –  Be Confident on the Beach

Training for a triathlon is not easy. There are no short cuts. And training consistently these past couple of months has been particularly difficult with all of the COVID-19 restrictions. Hopefully you have made the most of your training time. Whether you’re preparing for a first time
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Swimming Tip: Stay within your body’s frame.

  If you think about a boat moving smoothly through the water, the point of the bow slices the surface and water moves around the body of the boat and flows without a ripple. If you hang an object in the water off the side of the boat, it will cause a disturbance with the water&#
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Training Tip –  Ditch The Crunches

When people think of an exercise to strengthen and tone their abdominal muscles, they often think of crunches or sit-ups as the go-to workout.  In fact, crunches are probably one of the worst exercises to do … for several reasons. The major reason not to do crunches is that they strai
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Training Tip –  Stretch Cords for Strength Work.

With gyms and weight rooms being closed for the foreseeable short term, many of us are looking for alternatives to do our strength work.  Stretch bands or cords are a good replacement for dumbbell / barbell work and they actually offer some advantages over traditional weights. Working
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Training Tip – Make your workout great

  The restrictions that are currently in place to curb the spread of coronavirus have given all of us a lot of challenges. On the athletic front, motivation to stay in shape can be a big problem. Some people are hunkering down and doing very little exercise (not good!), while others a
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