June Lake Triathlon @ 7700’, How Do You Like Me Now?

Having successfully competed in and finishing the Auburn Olympic distance triathlon I moved on to my second new and independently run triathlon this year, the June Lake Triathlon. As if it isn’t enough swimming, biking, and running back-to-back all in one day, dealing with the unique terrain each course offers, from flat to extremely hilly,…

Are You a Lazy Runner?

The New Year is here and it’s time to get with the program, meaning time to go over those goals you set last year after you reviewed the season’s racing and to start implementing them. I know that concept is foreign to a lot of people, reviewing their performances over the year and then making…

Fast After 50 and Intervals on the Bike, the Basics

I am writing this in response to the many conversations I have been having with the 50 and older guys, and some of the not so old women, in my riding groups with regard to doing interval training on the bicycle; apparently many of us just don’t do them. We do long rides to build endurance and we…

Speed Work on the Track, Why and When Should You Do This

To be the best Triathlete you can be, you need to swim with the faster swimmers, bike with the faster cyclists, and run with the faster runners. As Maverick and Goose proclaimed in Top Gun, “I feel the need, the need for speed!”, we triathletes might similarly proclaim I have the desire for speed. So…

What Does “Strength Training” Mean to You?

The topic for discussion at the Santa Barbara Triathlon Club March meeting, hosted by club prez Aldous Pabon, was myth busting. Aldous brought together a panel of local coaches, Matt Trost, Jason Smith, John Abrami, and nutritionist in training Chris Latham, with yours truly, to try and separate the facts from the fiction from a…

Things I Know, Now

After 25 years in the sport you would think that I knew everything there was about training and racing for triathlons, yet I’m still reading about new ideas, practicing different things to improve my training, and rethinking things I had taken at face value. I thought I start out and jot down a handful of ideas and then…