Category Archives: Tips

Tips – various concepts, thoughts, sequences that help you perform better. From clipping your shoes to the bike in the transition area to stashing your goggles in the sleeve of wetsuit, these are the subtleties that make the experience efficient.

The Daylight Savings Time Triathlon Checklist


Daylights Savings Time is a little inconvenient in that we lose an hour, but it marks a great time for triathletes to conduct a reality check. With March marking the start of the triathlon season, this is a great time … Continue reading

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The Food Cloud Goes Paleo


The Paleo Diet is the latest and greatest of fads in the realm of diets.  We have gone from Weight Watchers to Atkins to South Beach only to realize that what our ancient ancestors ate is probably what we should … Continue reading

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A Very Long Swim Workout


Another first.  My first group swim workout.  It kicked my ass, but in an absolutely wonderful way. The Surprise Arriving at the pool with the group, I was shocked, the pool was huge!   Up until this point, my swim workouts … Continue reading

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Some Inspiration: Apolo and a Warrior


As an avid reader, I find a lot of my inspiration in quotes from books. This post explores two powerful quotes that are inspirational for triathlon training. One from Apolo Ohno and another from the field of zen. Continue reading

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Invest in Winter Training


Yeah, winter training is hard.  Its cold, dark, wet, and miserable outside.  Our daylight hours are reduced, making it difficult to be safe and get workouts in before and after work.  We have to buy expensive winter gear to stay … Continue reading

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How Ankles, Rocks and Dogs Don’t Mix


It was supposed to be the workout of my week:  a 10k trail run with an 1,800 foot elevation gain to the top of Inspiration Point.   While the region was focused on the Santa Barbara International Marathon at the waterfront, … Continue reading

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Running up Jesusita & Swimming in Lightning


Trail running is a heck a lot of fun.  Swimming in the pool, gracefully gliding through the water, is very sublime.  As a triathlete, one of the best parts of my training is the variety of workouts I endure.  In … Continue reading

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