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…

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…

Is Anyone Out There Doing Pull-Ups?

The latest issue of Swimmer magazine, from US Master Swimming, has an article on dry-land training and how to make friends with pull-ups, which made me wonder if anyone was actually doing them, I mean besides me. A friend of mine, Kyle, who’s then future wife Shannon had just become a personal trainer, had finished…

Off-Season Training

It’s December, you’ve had a long season of training and racing and your last race was in September. Since then you’ve taken a break, signed up for a couple of races next year, and now you’re wondering what you should be doing with your training this month. As this is a transitional point in the…