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Are You Ready for Some Off-Season Unfocused Training?

Years ago at the last Santa Barbara Triathlon Club meeting of the year, as we headed into the off-season, I asked a local physical therapist, Dr. 1,261 more words


Thorax Trainer, video

I was interested in the Thorax Trainer to improve my swim. Now it’s off-season for me, so it’s perfect time to slowly adapt to the TT,  3 times per week,  30 to 40′.   102 more words


How Are You?

How are you, anyway? I feel like all I do is talk about myself on here. My goals, my struggles, my determination, my successes.. some of you respond with what’s going on in your life, but most just keep the focus on me.. 135 more words


Fitness Testing

With a very rowdy offseason now in the rearview mirror, my focus is slowly changing to my training and expectations for next year. I’m happy to note that I’ve been itching to get back into training, which is always a good sign following an offseason. 545 more words



My sadistic coach will be forcing me to do 20-minute Functional Threshold Power (FTP) tests on the bike periodically throughout the long Minnesota winter.  These tests, using a power meter (I have an old PowerTap meter on my bike) are used to baseline your power output, determine efforts for other workouts, measure improvement, and make you miserable for 20 minutes and worthless for the rest of the day.  224 more words


What happens in Kona IronMan....

Changes people.

I keep meaning to get a blog up about my stay in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and my experience of watching the Ironman World Championships 2014…. 5,675 more words

Sports Nutrition

More Arch to Arc

I’ve mentioned the amazing Arch to Arc challenge that someone I’m honoured to call a friend recently completed. Well, here’s some more.

I met Paul on the… 139 more words