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Bike sessions for 70.3 work and bike maintenance

On today's show, Iott and Zucco discuss some KEY bike workouts when prepping for your spring 70.3 race.  We also chat about routine bike maintenance.

Stupid Triathlon Mistakes, Be Prepared Race Morning

"I've been told that swimming is a wimp sport . I don't see it. We don't get timeouts in the middle of a race, we can't stop and catch our breath, and we can't ask for a substitution." Dusty Hicks Just looks fast doesn't she? You bet. A physicians comment on supplements: " Health food stores are wonderlands of promise. If peop...

Training Stress Score, Chronic Training Load--Science-based training, Zwift Part 2

On today's show, Iott and Zucco discuss Training Stress Score (TSS) and Chronic Training  Load (CTL).  We apply them to real-time training and chat about what effects they bring.  We also dive further into ZWIFT.

Triathlete's, Donate Blood. One Day the Need Might Be Yours!

The Athlete's Guide to Donating Blood I wrote this for Ironman a couple years ago. With racing season still a ways away for those of us in the northern part of the country, we can still donate a unit and be back to full strength by Spring. Even if you've never done this, when you walk out the door of the Red Cross or local blood bank after your donat...

Age graded activities, beginning season run intensity

On today's show, Iott and Zucco discuss the effects of age and training.  We also chat about when and how to begin adding run intensity into your program at the beginning of the year.

What Every Athlete Needs to Know Regarding Pain Relievers

Save the world, win valuable prizes. Be a triathlete. __________________________ This months meeting of our County Medical society was on pain relievers. Things have turned nasty with the current opiod epidemic and each of us can help in some way. Very enlightening. Orthopedic surgeons pres...

My Email to a 16 Year-Old S African Rider

Thanks for your email. I’m glad to hear that you have high goals for the sport and dreams of becoming a pro. Dreams at your age are always the starting place for anyone who eventually becomes a pro. Otherwise, there are many differences in the backgrounds of the pros. But not when it comes to their dreams. There are a few other things they mostly had in comm...

Zwift and other "virtual" tools to use with cycling, a chat about supplements

On today's show Adam chat's with Tanya about using supplements inside of your regular nutrition. We also have a special guest on the show to discuss using Zwift to enhance your indoor training routine.

Have You Ever Flatted in an Ironman? We Polled in Kona

Congrats to all of you who gave up beer, wine, scotch, brandy, you name it for January! We had a contingent of folks from Ironman.com, Twitter and this blog. Hearty congrats to all. This was much easier for some than others and if you had no problem with it, hold a place in your heart for those whom this may have been a bit of a struggle...