Trismarter’s AZ Training Camp, Day 3

The first very big day of training came on Day 3. We began the day with 4100 yards of mostly aerobic swimming. Not extremely challenging but good solid work. Attention to detail was the focus, making sure that both Danielle and Louis were swimming consistently with good form and at a constant pace per 100 through a ladder set of …

Trismarter Elite Squad’s AZ Training Camp

The Trismarter Elite Team Arizona Training Camp commenced on February 15, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ. The purpose of the camp was to allow the athletes an opportunity to train some big hours in warm weather during the winter. Attending the camp were members of Trismarter’s elite squad, Louis Tafuto and Danielle Kehoe, and myself, Trismarter Head Coach Lee Gardner. (Editor’s …

Trismarter’s AZ Training Camp, Day 2

Day 2 in Arizona found us up early before the sunrise for a solid 4800 yards. The pool is outdoors and fortunately it was heated a bit since the early morning temperatures hovered around 45 degrees F. Here’s the whole swim workout: Warm-up: 400 swim + 100 kick 400 drill (single arm sequence as 50drill/50swim) + 100 kick . 400 …

Trismarter’s AZ Training Camp, Day 1

After arriving the night before the first day of the camp, and getting what can only be called a fairly crummy night of sleep, we gathered first thing in the morning for our the camp’s official first workout: a one hour shake-out run on the desert trails of nearby Dreamy Draw Recreation area. The purpose of this first workout was …

Check out this periodized meal!

One of the main philosophies we use with our nutrition clients is that of nutrition periodization. Periodized nutrition just means that you eat according to your training cycle – build, base, competition, and recovery. Right now some people are in their off-season, others are deep into their build phase – increasing their training volume week to week. I am trying …

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

There are many different variations on this recipe, but compared to usual brownie recipes, these are lower in fat. If you know of someone who has a sweet tooth, bake these for them but don’t tell them your secret ingredient! They won’t know the difference. Ingredients: ⅔ cup carob, cocoa, or cacao powder (add 2 Tbsp extra powder for super …

Swimming Tip: Hard Work!

“How do I get faster in the water?” As a triathlon coach, I am asked about how to make improvements in swimming more than any of the three disciplines that make up triathlon. I imagine this is the case because so many triathletes come to the sport having had little or no swimming prior to their quest to be triathletes. …

Trismarter Elite Team Travels to AZ for Training Camp

Trismarter‘s small but mighty elite team is traveling to Phoenix, AZ on February 14, 2012 (Valentine’s Day) for a week of big training in the sun. The team, under the direction of Trismarter Head Coaching, Lee Gardner, consists of two up-and-coming triathlete’s, Louis Tafuto and Danielle Kehoe. “Both Louis and Danielle are expecting to have big breakthrough seasons in 2012,” …