TriDot Triathlon Training Misconceptions about Carb Loading
| Jared Milam | Read More

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
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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.

Ground Contact Time

TriDot Triathlon Training Running-Watch Metrics Part 1
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“Metrics” has been one of the fancier new buzzwords to grace the triathlon scene in recent years. Athletes want proof that the payment in suffering they’ve footed will recoup dividends in return. And why shouldn’t they? Visual evidence of improvement is a confidence booster and a predictive tool of what to expect come race day.

TriDot Triathlon Training Madden on Excellence from Adversity to Excellence
| Coach Kurt Madden | Read More

As I child growing up in a dysfunctional home in an inner-city area, I learned about the realities of adversity. Adversity was all around me and overcoming challenges both at school and at home were a major part of my everyday world. To manage these uncertainties, I learned the importance of persistence and always striving to do my best in all endeavors no matter how bad things appeared.

TriDot Triathlon Training Stop Running Junk Miles Run
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If you’ve ever said, “I would never train for my triathlon by running miles that don’t have a purpose,” then you might need to do some honest evaluation of your training history.

TriDot Triathlon Training Checkin Yu Hsiao Part 2
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What attracted you to TriDot? How did you first hear about it?

I appreciated TriDot’s scientific approach to training. None of the training is left to guessing.

I first heard about it through my coach, Nicholas Thompson, whose impressive career I’ve followed over the years. When I heard he was coaching for TriDot I contacted him.

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What is your athletic background?

I’ve dabbled in many sports, including soccer and aggressive inline, but I also swam, cycled, and ran throughout middle and high school. I also spent most of my childhood playing badminton and cycling with my dad. 

TriDot Triathlon Training Stroke Rate Matters Part 2
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In the last blog, we looked at the importance of not only knowing and maximizing the cadence rates of your bike and run but also that of your swim. In this blog, we’ll look at how to calculate your strokes per minute (SPM) and whether to slow down or speed up your rates to be as efficient and productive as possible.

Slowing Down and Speeding Up

TriDot Triathlon Training Stroke Rate Matters Part 1
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Triathletes like to talk a lot about bike and run cadence. We’re always striving to hit our bike cadence somewhere in the 80 to 100 RPMs range and we’re constantly trying to elevate those running strides per minute up to that magic 180 number.

TriDot Triathlon Training 7 Easy Cheats for a Faster Triathlon
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The best way to get faster in triathlon is to train hard. There’s no debate around that. But sometimes triathletes focus so much on their fitness that they forget to do the little things to make themselves faster on race day. Here are seven easy cheats for a faster triathlon.

1. Shave Everything