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Mindset. Your Best Training Attitude for Success

"I had once had a pro athlete who had a bad race in Kona and so was walking the marathon. Some spectators offered him a beer. He drank it. Someone reported it. He was banned for 1 year. We never knew that was a rule. After that we did. Doubt that very many would know this." J. Friel We all know some triathletes who are work out fiends.  You...

CTL Concerns

The following is a portion of an email I received today from a US serviceman in Afghanistan. He expresses quite well a common concern I hear from athletes in regards to their Chronic Training Load (CTL) on the TrainingPeaks Performance Management Chart (PMC). ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The email: Joe, I’m something of a CTL junkie when it comes to traini...

Don't Tug On Superman's Cape. Or Ironman Head Ref Jimmy Riccitello

Jimmy Riccitello, Ironman Head RefereeYou don't tug on Superman's capeYou don't spit into the windYou don't pull the mask off that old Lone RangerAnd you don't mess around with Jim**If you happen to be in an Ironman triathlete that is! ________________________________________________________________Before the blog, first this about the enormous good...

Being Afraid. The Injured Triathlete, Possibly You?

Climbing Mountains, Being AfraidThe finish line, you can stop, your day is a success and it's not even 10am! Woot, woot!    Although we as triathletes push pretty hard sometimes, we’re rarely outside our comfort zone in other than a physical sense.  In a previous blog, I briefly described hiking the John Muir Trail with my...

All Triathlon Careers End Some Day. Is Today Your Day?

Maybe it's time to think that you may have packed your last special needs bag.  Put a different spin on your future.  But then, to one degree or another, don't we all think about the future?  Some of us more than others? There comes a time when we need to move on.  Triathlon becomes a less significant factor in li...