While you are designing your triathlon training plan, consider this mantra; maintain your strengths while working on your weaknesses. This may sound simple, but it is rarely carried out since most people train in the discipline they enjoy most, not the discipline they need to work on most. If they like to swim, then they swim more, neglecting the area they should be … [Read more...] about On Developing Force on the Bike
I recently competed in the Pikes Peak Ascent Half-Marathon. My friend Kristie, a hill-addict, had signed me up a full seven months prior to race day. The course demands limited runners and this popular race fills up months in advance by eager masochists. Pikes Peak, standing at 14,110 feet (4,299 meters), looms over Colorado Springs, CO. The United States has 61 "fourteeners" … [Read more...] about Talent
This picture (below) tells the tale of why you should train. This was my first triathlon back in 1983, when I was 16 years old. As you can see, I was in fashion at the time with touring bike shorts and calf high socks. I also had a 27-pound Soma Sport bike to go with it. So, how did I end up looking this way? The challenge to compete in a triathlon came about through my … [Read more...] about Why Train?