Author Archive for: ‘Trainer Davey’

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    What I Learned From My First Triathlon – Chris’s Story

    Once you have your first triathlon under your belt, it’s easy to forget what it was like to be a beginner. The sport of triathlon can be pretty intimidating and there’s not a ton of encouraging, basic and helpful information out there for beginner triathletes. I think …

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    The (not boring) Track Workout for Triathlon Running Speed

    It’s one of those types of relationships. Yes, the love/hate kind when it comes to track workouts for running speed. But the truth of the matter is that the only way to get faster is to run faster. If all you do is long, slow …

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    Simple (But Killer!) Pool Session Swim Workout

    Not to toot my own horn, but this is honestly one of my best swim workouts. Not a favorite, but probably the best. It’s such an awesome swim workout because: It increases your overall swim speed Develops strength and power Hones in on kick technique (I …

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    3 Ways Beginner Triathletes Can Swim Faster, Better and Longer

    It seems like there are two types of triathletes in the world: those for whom the swim comes easy, and those who the swim is the bane of their triathlon existence. It also seems like 97 percent of triathletes fall into the second, burdensome category. …

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    Our Best Run Tip for Beginner Triathletes

    There are two types of people in the world. Those who love to run and those who hate to run. But no matter what type of person you are, you still have to run to get to the finish line of a triathlon. Unlike swimming, running comes …

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    Our Number One Beginner Triathlon Bike Tip

    Don’t you hate it when you ask someone for a triathlon tip or piece of advice and they say something vague like, “just have fun”? While we think it’s 100% necessary that fun be a big part of your triathlon training as a beginner triathlete, …

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    3 Things That Will Make Your Triathlon Swim Easier

    When I did my first triathlon, I was not fully prepared for the open water swim. I started off way too fast, I swallowed a ton of water, I had to stop and hold onto a lifeboat, I stood up and started to “run” at …

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    Open Water Swim Tips

    Five Things I Practiced Swimming in The Ocean on Vacation I’m always looking for new and fun ways to train for our triathlons, especially swim training and especially getting out the pool and into open water. So my open water opportunity came when we took a …

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    What a Tough Mudder Taught Me About Triathlon Training

    I still get a tingle of excitement and satisfaction as I think back about the Tough Mudder race I unexpectedly did last weekend…it was that fun. The scenario went something like this. Wednesday night –  Our friends: We’re running the tough mudder this weekend! Jess: …

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    How Fast To Pedal During A Triathlon And How To Pedal Faster

    Do you want to ride faster? Sure, we all do! Did you ever see that commercial that said, “Do you want to make more money? Sure, we all do!” There’s a similar thought in the sport of triathlon: “Yes, I want to get faster, so …

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    Our Top 5 Triathlon Training Workouts

    When training for a triathlon, you obviously have to do plenty of swimming, biking and running. But there are a few other creative ways to get in a great triathlon training workout. Here are 5 of our favorite workouts: Let’s start with the swim: Here’s …

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    How You See It, Comparing, And Choosing To Be Happy

    How You See Things Last week, I stumbled upon an interesting study that was simple, yet profound. The study stated that people were generally much happier if they used a certain phrase instead of another.  The first was, “I’m glad I’m not…” (fill in the …

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    Race Day Biking Essentials + A Giveaway!

    Saturday is our first race of the season! We’re doing the Memphis in May Sprint Triathlon. To celebrate, we’re giving away an awesome Bento bike bag full of our favorite race day essentials. This Bento Box is one of the most handy things to have for …

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