Category Archives: Bike

Triathlete Psychology 101: Managing Inflated Race Expectations

First, a few “technical” definitions: The clunker race – a dramatic under-performance based on capabilities predicted from training The mean race – a performance at or near, just above or below, a level that training indicates The breakthrough race – … Continue reading

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Coach Rants: Hear you nothing that I say?

The conversation goes something like this: Athlete:  “I want an individual training plan, specific to me and my fitness level, so I can train smart.” Coach:  “Excellent. Let’s  talk about your workouts. We’ll set up a periodized plan—” Athlete:  “Can … Continue reading

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Coach Rants: When an athlete says, “I want to go fast!”

Athletes who have worked with us over several seasons and have done their training as indicated, have usually enjoyed steady improvement and done so without injury. But when we sit down at the end of the year to plan for … Continue reading

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Why You Should Wear a Heart Rate Monitor in Triathlon Short Course Racing

Most people understand the role a heart rate monitor plays in long course racing. It helps us maintain a steady pace and can let us know when we’re in need of nutrition.  But many people think the heart rate monitor … Continue reading

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Wildflower logistics and race strategy

Wildflower—a world renowned triathlon classic. Here are some points on logistics and race strategy for the long course event that you might find useful. Arrival/camping One of the things that makes the Wildflower experience unique is the camping. Yep, you … Continue reading

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Ironman Lecture Series 2013 schedule

In June, we will start our monthly Ironman lecture series for the ninth consecutive year. These lectures will be held on the first Monday (usually) of each month and will discuss in detail subjects pertaining to Ironman training and racing. Subjects will include training volumes, equipment … Continue reading

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Cadence and Rear Cassettes

For triathletes, maintaining a high cadence (90 rpm or more) on the bike can help reduce muscular loads and keep our legs fresh for the upcoming run. The piece of equipment that largely affects our cadence is the rear cassette. … Continue reading

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The Most Versatile Bike Set-up for Triathletes: Part 2 – Road Bikes and Tri Bikes

Based on the history lesson about road bikes and tri bikes from Part I of this article posted on Aug 18th, we understand the basic differences between a tri bike and a road bike. So let’s get back to the … Continue reading

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The Most Versatile Bike Set-up for Triathletes: Part 1 – Road Bikes and Tri Bikes

The Olympic Games wrapped up last weekend and we watched ITU racers take center stage at the Triathlon venue. Not only did we witness phenomenal racing, but it was a great chance to view what may be the most versatile … Continue reading

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