Tips & Tricks

Cast a Wide Net
October 18th , 2014
What make a great project? How can you be sure that you have addressed everything you need to when planning for a big event? Maybe you think that you are not finding diverse sources of feedback and you just keep coming up against the same things time and again. Chances are that you are not casting a wide enough net. Continue Reading...

Keep It Simple!
August 6th, 2014
So I was reading a recent article published by the Canadian NRC Press which shows that doing any form of resistance exercise is less important than the variety you add to your routine. Combine this with another recent TIME Magazine article discussing the way that American's are becoming addicted to extreme versions of sports. Continue Reading... 

Adding Precision
August 5th, 2014
For a lot of people what separates their training programs as more advanced athletes from the programs that were used for beginners involves differences in the amount of specifics involved as well as the degree to which the athlete is tracking their day-to-day performance and results. Continue Reading...

Getting Back Into a Routine After a Long(ish) Break
August 2nd, 2014
There is nothing better for the triathletes body that periodic extended breaks from training, on the other hand depending on the duration there may be other consequences related to getting back into an intense routine. For most of the more experienced and dedicated athletes that I train with breaks in training end with a strong feeling of desire to return to those grueling multiple hour sessions and double digit training weeks. Continue Reading...

Managing Illness and Training
August 1st, 2014
Most people I train with, including myself, do very well with a fixed and demanding weekly routine. We love the workouts, tracking progress, and preparing our bodies to endure the demands we intend to impose on it come race day. Sickness, even minor, can throw a huge curveball into what was going to be the perfect training block. Continue Reading... 

Finding That 1%
July 31st, 2014
I was reading an interesting article yesterday talking about the cumulative benefits UPS experienced after half a decade seeking 0.5-1% productivity improvements in their service delivery. What resulted was an astounding overall 9% increase over that time or an additional $50Bn in revenue. Of course everyone I know is already trying to improve and 1% per week in fitness or endurance seems entirely possible. Continue Reading... 

Why You Should Go for a Five Hour Indoor Spin
July 29th, 2014
Extended spin sessions on a trainer or spin bike can really suck for a number of reasons. Ok so maybe you do like bicycle riding but really how often do you do one thing that you like in the same place for like five straight hours. Not very often I'm guessing. Continue Reading...

Starting the Week

July 28th, 2014
For me Sundays can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand it is usually a great day to break from the weekday routine, and often the day of the week where I will add an extra aspect of recovery from my professional life. On the other hand I find that even taking one day out of my entire routine is enough to partially nullify my motivation to jump backing into the various routines and schedules I set myself up for during a typical work week. Continue Reading... 


Eat When Hungry, Rest When Tired

July 27th, 2014
Recently had a interesting experience involving a fork and my pillow, what was interesting being I was staying up late stuffing my face with food I didn't want to eat but thought that I had to in order to properly balance my macronutrients (carbs, protein, fats) after a long day of training. After dry heaving a bit of tuna sandwich I finally gave up and crawled into bed. Continue Reading... 


Strength Training for Triathletes: Using Moderate Resistance Pre-Session to Add Additional Challenge

July 26th, 2104
Resistance (i.e. weight lifting) obviously provides a number of benefits for the triathletes body. You don't have a well balanced training plan without specific and targeted exercises to help strengthen key body parts. Technically an athlete should not complete weighted sets before their multi-sport workout for a number of reasons, not the least of which is preventing overuse injuries. Continue Reading...