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How To Practice Your Triathlon Starts in Winter

In water race start Think for a minute. You're in your local triathlon. Nervous as all get out as your wave is about to go for an in water start. (Or it could be on land, dock, etc. but we'll use in water for our example.) Your goggles are set, you're warmed up, seeded correctly (you think) when almost out of nowhere, the air horn blasts from the race di...

The Triathlete, Arthritis and Joint Replacement 2018, Part 2, Racing?

"Not having a goal is more to be feared than not reaching one." Chinese Proverb Is this any truer than in triathlon where an entire year's work is frequently pointed at a single event? This blog is part two of two where we see if replacement of a worn out, arthritic joint in a triathlete will l...

The Triathlete, Arthritis and Joint Replacement 2018, Part 1

When the triathlete's knee or hip wears out , and the pain is more than they can bear, they find themselves faced with the possibility of joint replacement surgery. Immediately they wonder one thing, "Will I be able to race again if I have the new joint?" ________________________________________________ As a foundation for this piece, I wa...

Sleep, Part 2

I apologize for the long gaps between posts to my blog. Even though I am now retired from one-on-one coaching it seems there’s still never any time for writing here. But one thing I seldom pass up in the daily bustle is sleep. In Part 1 on this topic I railed against athletes having so many responsibilities in their lives that they have to cut out somethin...

Raynauds, Winter Riding, Fixing Cold Hands and Feet

"The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway." ___________________________________________ One of the things on your off season to do list during might be get a neutral bike fit by a pro who doesn't benefit if you buy a new bike or aero bars. This is John Cobb*, arguably on...