TriDot Triathlon Training How Many Training Hours Do You Need
| Jared Milam | Read More

There’s a saying by successful businessman and syndicated columnist, Harvey Mackay, “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.”

TriDot Triathlon Training Foam Rolling 5 Important Minutes for Triathletes
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Self-myofascial release, or self-massage, is the technical term to describe foam rolling. Triathletes benefit from foam rolling because it targets a specific point on your body that is suffering from muscle tightness or knots.

There are major benefits to using a foam roller and the good news is it isn’t time consuming and you can do it while watching TV!

TriDot Triathlon Training Madden on Excellence Mental Excellence
| Coach Kurt Madden | Read More

What goes into a display of mastery? Why do some world-class athletes make a physical activity look so effortless? How much mental fitness is needed to achieve your personal goals, reach your personal best, or get on the podium?

I am a firm believer in the power of the mind and how it will contribute or take away from achieving excellence.

TriDot Triathlon Training How to Handle the Head when Triathlon Training
| Jared Milam | Read More

For most triathletes, training in the heat is brutal. Not only is the heat and humidity physically draining; it’s mentally demoralizing. In fact, as a triathlete in training, you may even be struggling with the mere reality of garnering enough courage to train outside during these few intense months.

TriDot Triathlon Training Triathlon Cycling Pedaling Technique
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In Part I of our post on triathlon cycling: pedaling technique, I discussed the differences between toe down and heel down and, with all other things being equal, the lack of advantage one has over the other.

Today we’ll look at the implementation of toe down or heel down when cycling on flats vs. climbs as well as the pedaling technique known as ‘ankling.’

TriDot Triathlon Training Triathlon Cycling Pedaling Technique
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Toe Down vs. Heel Down

Pedal efficiency is a cycling nerd subject. We all know how to ride a bike but the triathlete who’s really dedicated really wants to know how to ride a bike. Really.

Pedaling technique is an argument over how to be more efficient. Should you ride toe down? Heel down? Or somewhere in between?

TriDot Triathlon Training NYC Triathlon Race Report
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Racing the NYC Triathlon was quite an experience, as is anything in New York. Everything there is big and that included my race nerves. Although I was comfortable with my training (thank you Coach Kathy and TriDot), I was not comfortable with the logistics of moving around New York.

| Jared Milam | Read More

When you’re not “in it,” finding the motivation to train is a difficult hurdle to climb. The desire to train doesn’t usually spark out of thin air. It’s developed by positioning yourself within the right mental and physical circumstances.

TriDot Triathlon Training Misconceptions about Carb Loading
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At some point over the past four decades or so athletes created a picture in their mind of what carb loading looks like. And that image became a big bowl of pasta the night before a race. In reality, effective carb loading for any endurance event, much less triathlon, is much more involved than this.

First of all, why do we “load” carbs prior to a race?

TriDot Triathlon Training Running-Watch Metrics Part 2
| Jared Milam | Read More

Last time we started a post-series talking about running-watch running dynamics and what part cadence plays as a metric for triathletes. Today we’ll be covering two other metrics that new running-watches are capable of tracking and discuss why you should be paying attention to them.

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