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Creating a Strength Training Program for Triathlon Success


Creating a Strength Training Program for Triathlon Success by Coach Sarah Portella Most of my athletes have a love-hate relationship with the gym. They want to get stronger for their respective sports, but between work, family and their in-sport training load they have a hard time wanting to carve out a couple of hours for … Continued

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Conquering the Open Water Swim


Conquering the Open Water Swim by Coach Sarah Portella One hundred meters into the race it happens. You panic. Every single technique you practiced goes right out the window. It is as if you’ve never been to the pool in your life, never mind swim countless yards in preparation. An unwelcome thought that you might … Continued

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The Transition Period


The Transition Period by Coach Sarah Portella For some of us triathletes, the end of May means that many of us have raced our first big events of the season. We have trained for months building up to this event and suddenly it is over, and memories are all that remain. The Training Peaks schedule … Continued

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Impulsive Decisions Before Race Day


Impulsive Decisions Before Race Day by Coach Scott Bennefield I regularly remind my athletes regarding what it means to be race ready. One basic component is: don’t do anything just prior to or on race day that has not been part of your routine or you have not practiced. This does not mean inflexibility, but … Continued

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Running Efficiency and Speed


Running Efficiency and Speed by Coach Robert Haviland So you want to run a bit faster, or maybe you want to run a lot faster. Where to begin. First it may help to understand that two factors determine your speed: 1) stride rate (the frequency of your stride, or how often you take a stride) … Continued

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Defining Season Goals


Defining Season Goals by Coach Sarah Portella With so many triathlon (or run, or cycling) events out there it can be overwhelming deciding which ones you want to participate in. Factor that in with how far in advance you need to sign up for these events, it can be a bit stressful. It also makes … Continued

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Off Season Swim Challenge


Off Season Swim Challenge by Coach Stacee Seay “You must UNLEARN what you have LEARNED.” ~Yoda Jedi Master Yoda knows you have to sometimes forget what you know to learn something else. As creatures of habit we tend to take some “time off” from our swim training as the race season winds down. As athletes, … Continued

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Blood Flow Restriction: Rehab & Fitness Applications


Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training is an exercise technique that manipulates the body’s circulatory system, and when combined with exercise, produces rapid gains in strength and fitness using light-weights in a very short period of time.

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Learning the Power Meter Language


Learning the Power Meter Language By Coach Sarah Portella You look at your workout for the day and stare blankly at it. Described below it says something about your percent of FTP and then something about NP and TSS. What?! Whether you have been training with power for a while, or new to it, having … Continued

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