Coaching, Training, Camps.

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

Swim Technique Drills


Swim Technique Drills By Coach Tom Manzi  You’re committed to your training plan, but are you committed to working on the skills necessary to improve your form and technique?  Doing drills may seem mundane and time consuming, but if you spend a little time working drills into your workouts, you will only benefit long term.  … Continued

Read More

The Difference Between Neutral & Support Shoes


The Difference Between Neutral & Support Shoes by Coach Sarah Portella Running shoes.  As runners and triathletes you know that getting the right shoe is important to help you protect your feet, run faster, and prevent injury. But how do you know what shoe is best? There are two basic categories of (good) running shoes: … Continued

Read More

Keeping Motivated When the Weather Turns Bad


Keeping Motivated When the Weather Turns Bad by Colleen Sager Now that racing season is under way, and every part of the country is facing the strangest weather we’ve seen in many years, it seems appropriate to talk about how to get and stay motivated when the weather conditions are less than ideal. I’m sure … Continued

Read More