In general, I tend to steer athletes away from pre-built plans. I feel that a coach’s feedback and guidance is a critical part of athletic performance. However, I also understand that there are a lot of self-coached athletes out there in need of some guidance when building fitness into a key race, and assuming that the athlete can keep an active … Read More
For the majority of triathletes in the Northern hemisphere, we are training in inclimate weather from November through March. It’s cold. There’s probably snow on the ground, and the daylight hours are limited. Not exactly an inspiring environment to be knocking out a bunch of breakthrough workouts. I refer to the training done this time of year as Winter Miles. While Winter … Read More
With the endurance sessions established, defining the strength/speed sessions is next step in defining the Standard Training Week. If you have missed the two previous newsletters about the Standard Training Week, you can catch up over on the Trismarter Blog with Part 1 and Part 2. Strength & Speed sessions can be tricky, and often times athletes will over do … Read More
I began this series about the Standard Training Week with an overview of my thoughts on how and why we need to build a standard week of training. In this post I will go into greater detail on how to build a Standard Training Week for yourself. In this, Part 2, we look at the longer, endurance based sessions, and … Read More
To begin this series of triathlon articles I’m going to explain my thoughts on how and why we need to build a standard week of training, which I feel should be at the core of what we do all year long over the next few months. I call this (somewhat unimaginatively) a Standard Training Week. How I approach this subject … Read More
For a Limited Time Only: Coaching Service Specials Tis the season for dreaming! If you have been considering working with a coach for your 2017 triathlon season, Trismarter is now accepting athletes ready to commit to smart and efficient improvement in triathlon performance. We have put together two specials which we are offering from now until December 31. Coaching Special … Read More
I had a great conversation with an athlete I coach this past week. Our discussion start with him expressing concern about a lack of progress in his training and his fitness.
It’s fall and high school athletes are in the midst of their sports season. Often when we think about optimizing their performance we focus on what they need to eat before and during their actual workouts. This article focuses on fueling while teenagers are in school to prepare for their best workout after school. Even more important than fueling during … Read More
Making a comeback from a serious injury can be a challenging time for a triathlete. I say serious here because I’m not talking about the lesser aches and pains associated with hard training, although aches and pains can become more serious and need attention. I’m talking about injuries that cause a triathlete to stop training, reverting focus to healing for weeks, months, and possibly years. The following are five tips on how to make the most of your comeback, and make sure that the comeback sticks.