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Game Changer
Game Changer

Initial experience and impressions using my new VM Pro, from VO2master I have been waiting a while to get my hands on the VM Pro mobile metabolic testing unit for looking at Base Metabolic Rates, VO2max, and so much more. I can honestly say I could not be more excited...

Why Failing Matters
Why Failing Matters

Why Failing Matters The fear of failure has become so prevalent in our culture that it has changed the way we look at all aspects of our lives. We lower the bar so “success” comes easier and we reward participation and completion...

Weight and its effects on female athlete performance
Weight and its effects on female athlete performance

Weight and its Affects on the Female Triathlete’s Performance When we use the term ‘weight and performance’ in the same sentence, it traditionally conjures up negative thoughts like fat, heavy and slow to name just a few. In triathlon there is a strong movement...

The Importance of Short & Long Term Planning
The Importance of Short & Long Term Planning

The importance of a long term and short term plans Great coaching is about applying a plan properly to ensure getting the best results possible. However planning a racing season, and creating the proper build goes far beyond the race dates and applying basic training...

My coach is fitter than yours
My coach is fitter than yours

I am always amused when coaches use their own results along with the number of races they have done as their primary method of promoting themselves and their businesses. I can understand being proud of what you have achieved as an athlete, and why wanting to share...

Gravel for Triathletes
Gravel for Triathletes

Gravel for Triathletes Competitive gravel riding has taken off in the US over the past few years. Endurance athletes are gradually growing more interested in gravel racing. This blog investigates the rise of gravel training and racing from the perspective of...

Cycling cadence and its effects on performance
Cycling cadence and its effects on performance

Cycling Cadence and its Effect on Performance I often hear athletes talking about cycling power and cadence and throwing around terms that they don’t fully understand. Power is a relatively simple understand as it is independent of most external variables like heat,...

Be Who You Are!
Be Who You Are!

Be Who You Are, Defend What You Know and Acknowledge What You Don’t Know Being Who You Are: One of the principle issues we have in coaching at the present time is coaches who are becoming chameleons not staying true to themselves. They are consistently changing who...

Base is NOT long slow distance
Base is NOT long slow distance

"The long way around is often the fastest route to the top" Base is Not long slow distance  This week I have been consistently reminded on how little base training is understood and ironically how badly it tends to be trained. I have been reading through lots of...

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