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Several years ago I was provided training products by a company that eventually let down one of my coaching clients. It reflected badly on me as I had suggested the athlete use their product. When it failed to perform the company refused to stand behind it. I left them and ever since have been very cautious with the businesses I suggest athletes use. That’s ...

This Off Season, Take the Stairs

This Off-Season, Take the Stairs Old man winter may seriously cramp your style. Use these other ways to stay in shape.    ✉ (c) Digital Vision. How you c...

Hydration Evolution: Where Are We Today? Should You Have a Plan?

The good news: all my workout clothes are laying on the driveway asphalt drying in the warm sun. Now the bad news: I just looked outside and it's raining! (Surely something like this has happened to you.) "Custom" race hydration plan. If you take away from today's blog that there's no single right way to control one's race/training h...

What Happens When You Flat 3X in an Ironman?

Courtesy of Steve Smith, Kona Podium finisher 2015 _____________________________________ "I've raced the iron distance many times and never had a bike related failure," says an area athlete. But there are a good number of folks who flat for one reason or other, and a couple even flat twice. But here we see that it's possible to have even more ...

Ironman #3 recap, managing holidays, offseason continued

On today's show, Iott and Zucco chat about the final Ironman of the year, Florida.  We also touch on how to manage around the holidays and continue some offseason chat.

Lessons From Kona: Bike Tires, What Too Many Athletes Don't Know

Sharing a Condo at the World Championships Ready for a laugh? One of downsides of getting up at 3:30 or 4am in a condo of sleepers is wanting to get stuff done without disturbing the others. So imagine you have your lap top on the kitchen stove, working by the light from the open microwave door. You’re hungry – get out cereal, milk, etc. and cons...

Don't Get Sick! 9 Tips on Staying Healthy This Winter

There's No Such Thing As Bad Weather, Only Bad Gear This is a watch phrase of the U.S. Navy SEALs. They live it and teach it. Triathletes would do well to listen. In short, you can train outdoors year round as long as conditions are safe. We’re talking road surface, not only for you but any automobiles that may venture nearby. Visibility is also ...