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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

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Muscular Force


Muscular Force by Coach Craig Cecil   Force refers to the ability to apply strength to water, pedals and ground. Somewhat necessary for triathletes. It is considered to be one of the key basic abilities necessary to participate (not just compete) in swimming, cycling and running events.  In his latest edition of The Triathletes Training … Continued

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Big Issues with the Big Toe


Big Issues with the Big Toe By Brad Perry, PT, MS, SMTC, FAAOMPT Many runners don’t realize what an important role the big toe plays in stabilizing the foot both during push-off and when the foot hits the ground. There’s a reason the big toe is also called the great toe: if it lacks strength, … Continued

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Cause and Effect Swimming


Cause and Effect Swimming By Coach Stacee Seay Swim Smooth Certified and Bolton Endurance Master Coach   Why do I feel out of breath when I swim? Why does it feel like my legs are dragging in the water? Why can’t I swim straight? These are a few very common questions asked by triathletes since … Continued

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Seeing is Believing


The Power of Video Analysis and Your Training By Coach Stacee Seay   “I had no idea I was doing that!” Famous last words at almost every video analysis I’ve done or seen over the years. How do YOU learn?  More than 65% of the population are visual learners. For that reason alone it makes … Continued

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Off Season Mountain Biking for Triathletes


Off Season on the Off Road By Coach Tom Manzi Most triathletes are entering the off season, or what coaches call the Transition Period. During this period, it’s a good idea to lose a bit of fitness, but not turn into a couch potato, so non-triathlon specific workouts would a great way to stay fit … Continued

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Strength Training for Triathletes


The Importance of Strength Training   When I first started working with a coach it came with many changes to the way I had trained in the past. One of those changes was a structured weight lifting routine. (And when I started coaching I learned these same principles.) When I first saw it on my … Continued

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Resisting the Urge to Quit


Resisting the Urge to Quit by Colleen Sager   When the going gets tough and you want to quit… We’ve all been there before; training seems to be going to well.  You’re enjoying the early morning swim, you feel strong during your bike rides, and your pride and ego seem to be on the same … Continued

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How to Improve Swimming Efficiency


How to Improve Swimming Efficiency by Sarah Wright Here you are in August as your latest triathlon season is winding down. You have improved drastically since you first started racing but you still find yourself at the back of the pack on the swim. For this reason, you have decided to dedicate this off-season to … Continued

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