The Value of VO2 and Lactate Testing

To test or not to test, that is the question… some of you probably have about the VO2 and Lactate testing that Triple Threat Tough offers. Let me try to demystify things for you because you get a lot of value from VO2 and Lactate testing.

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Why Do You Do What You Do?

I often ask myself “Why do you do what you do?” This is just my way of reminding myself why I get out of bed at 5 a.m. for swim practice, or run in the cold and dark after work, or head out on a long ride on Saturday. Understanding why I do what I do is my motivation.

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The 20 Minute Rule

You know the feeling. You go out for a run, a ride, or a swim and you can’t seem to get into a rhythm. Your heart rate may not be where you want it to be or you just feel like you want to stop. And its only the beginning of your workout. Now what? As a triathlete you’ve been in this place more than you might like, and it is important to know when to push through and when to rest.

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You’re Only Human

Triathlon is an exciting sport. It’s addicting! You do one race and you want to do another one because you just know you can do it better. What people fail to think about is how training can injure them. Injury that comes from doing too much distance, too soon.

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Bringing Your Disappointments Down to Earth

Imagine training 20 months for a triathlon. You endure grueling bike rides, blistered feet, and swallowing more lake water than you care to think about. Then a month before the race, you injure yourself while playing flag football with friends and eliminate your opportunity to compete.

You’re bound to be disappointed. But let’s be realistic. It’s not like you’re missing a chance to take a spacewalk.Imagine training 20 months for a triathlon. You endure grueling bike rides, blistered feet, and swallowing more lake water than you care to think about. Then a month before the race, you injure yourself while playing flag football with friends and eliminate your opportunity to compete.

You’re bound to be disappointed. But let’s be realistic. It’s not like you’re missing a chance to take a spacewalk.

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Recovery: Part 1: Post-workout

You’ve just finished a tough, long workout. Now what? It’s time for recovery. We hear a lot about ‘recovery’. But what exactly is recovery and why do we need to recover? In the first of a three-part series, Coach Tommy takes a look at the importance of post-workout recovery.

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Wintertime Triathletes

Well, with the doldrums of winter upon us, there no doubt will be a variety of triathletes with very different outcomes of the off-season. Let’s talk a bit about how to take on the winter and my personal opinion of indoor dislike compared to potential benefit factors for some of those options.

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Having Disdain for Indoor Training?

Of course it’s cold outside. But that’s no excuse for boring yourself to tears with indoor training. In the south, there’s really no reason to do indoor training if you are smart about protecting your body from the elements. Here are some simple tip from Coach Kevin to help you train in the cold.

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