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Decline in U.S. Long-Course Triathlon Finishers Continues Through 2017

Finisher numbers in U.S. long-course triathlons are on a dramatic decline. The graphic below illustrates the change in number of finishers at Ironman 70.3 races year-over-year (YoY) from 2016 to 2017 . The map includes Canada and Mexico to show that finisher numbers...
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BIKE PACE LINE OR DRAFTING ETIQUETTE – TOP 10 RULES

A pace line can function as a thing of beauty or create a complete mess of your day.  Drafting allows everyone in the pace line to collectively go faster and save energy.  Here are the top 10 focal points when participating in a pace line or drafting.  I feel it is...
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USAT BOD CANDIDATE – Patty Peoples-Resh, Answers Questions – Voting Ends Oct 15

USA Triathlon Board of Directors Voting ends Oct. 15, 2016.  Patty Peoples-Resh, USAT BOD Candidate for the Pacific Region, reached out to us and was kind enough to answer several triathlon related questions that impact California Triathlon athletes.  Below are the...
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Plan 3-5 Year Out Vs. 1 Year At A Time

2017 SEASON WRAPPING UP.  Most of us have a precious, few more weeks before we shut it down for the 2017 season.  How did your season go?  Are there some unaccomplished goals for 2018 or beyond in the back of your mind?  Typically an athlete’s 1 year goals are overly...
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2017 INTERBIKE RECAP

2017 INTERBIKE RECAP “Once a year the bicycle industry gathers together to meet and talk about business. We need you to attend Interbike 2017 and play a role in shaping the future of the bicycle industry.” I attended 2017 Interbike this week in Las Vegas.  If that was...
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Read this if you want to run fast!

I recently had someone ask me “How can I run faster?”  I have found that the best way to get faster is to do a combination of speed work and tempo runs during the week.  If you are just building up your running base or getting back into running after some...
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Short on Time? quick workout ideas

Here are some quick but intense workout ideas for swim, bike, and run: Only have 1 Hour to Bike? Here’s a workout that I found on triathlete.com - it’s an ITU based workout that gives you a wide variety of zones in a 1 hour bike session. Warm-up 10 minutes...
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Why Trick or Tri is “The Exception”

This note is to pinpoint the many ways that Trick or Tri is the exception and not the norm when it comes to a triathlon and running event.  But before that let me give you a quick race update.  Registration is up 37.5% from last year thanks to the addition of the 70.3...
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Balancing a busy life

As a busy mom with 4 kids and double-digit training hours each week - I want to give you a few ways that I keep myself organized and scheduled.  I will first state that it’s NOT always perfect and things don’t always go as planned but I feel like having a...
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Setting Heart Rate Training Zones

Setting Heart Rate Training Zones The easiest way to calculate your Maximum Heart Rate is a simple paper-and-pencil calculation. Subtract your age from 220. The result is an age-predicted maximum beats per minute. Example:  20 year old athlete Maximum Heart Rate (MHR)...
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