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Why Aren't Your Swim Times Improving?

May 13, 2016 12:06:00 PM
May 22, 2016 10:07:02 PM
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One of the most frequently asked question I get from triathletes is "why don't my swim times improve" or some variation of that question. "Why doesn't my swimming ability seem to get any better," "why can't I get my X distance swim time under X time"...etc.  As a USAT and USMS certified coach and practicing Master swim coach, I understand the training science behind this question as well as having experience working to big positive changes as a racer for 13 years.  As such, I cover this top...

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Why IronCowboy's 50/50/50 Really Matters

Jul 26, 2015 11:57:00 PM
Aug 30, 2015 2:35:26 PM
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James Lawrence aka the Iron Cowboy set out to complete 50 Iron distance triathlons in 50 days in 50 states. He did it and finished the last one in his home state of Utah. He set out to accomplish this goal to raise awareness of the growing obesity epedemic in this country. If you haven't done so I highly recommend his "why 50/50/50" video on YouTube.  Over 50 days, he averaged 15 hours of movement per day as he swam a total of 120 miles, biked 5,600, and ran almost 1,300 miles, all on an a...

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Scientific Approaches to Fitness: Why They're Important

Jul 16, 2015 6:30:00 PM
Jul 25, 2015 7:56:50 PM
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I'm in the camp of fitness professionals that hold true to the proposition that aspects of fitness (training, nutrition and recovery) should be grounded in the best science available. This is by the way the reason for the atom in the EventHorizon logo. Quite simply science carves a pathway to what really works. To be effective in your fitness approaches you need to minimize "opportunity cost." Fitness choices you make involve opportunity cost because deciding in favor of one option always mea...

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3 Harsh Realities on Running Injuries and Training

Mar 16, 2015 4:19:00 PM
Mar 17, 2015 12:11:17 PM
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  Your body is a system, and whith ANY system thath is being repeatedly stressed there will be faults in that system. It doesn’t matter if it’s a car, a washing machine or a human body. For runners, the common injuries occur from overuse and are generally runner’s knee, illiotibial band syndrome, achilles tendinitis, shin splints, pain from the soleus (calf), or plantar fasciitis. Some of these can be more troublesome than others and each have their own treatment protocol. Here are 3 ...

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Out Season Focus: Training Indoors

Dec 16, 2014 6:43:00 PM
Dec 18, 2014 8:34:13 AM
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I like many coaches prefer to use the term "out season" rather than "off season." Ideally you don't want to take the season off. You're out of the racing season and since the consistent athlete is rewarded, you still train. While many of us live in areas of inclimate weather, I must give my yearly endorsement of the benefits of indoor training for enhanced fitness performance. As many of you know I've been an advocate of training indoors for over 12 years now.  Many people despise indoor tr...

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Reflections on "What's Your Excuse"

Dec 3, 2013 7:58:00 AM
Feb 8, 2015 12:21:41 PM
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  It's been a while since I've done a blog post and with all of the media attention surrounding this issue, as a fitness professional and a coach, I thought it would be an opportune time to reflect. Why? Because I believe it touches on an important issue coaches face all the time with athletes. We call it athlete psychology in endurance sports but the issue is more broadly impacts non-athletes as we've seen in the recent media flurry. The fitness expert Maria Kang received a firestorm of cr...

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Days Away: World Record Attempt

Jul 29, 2013 10:16:00 AM
Aug 1, 2013 9:47:35 AM
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Only days away until the ultimate science project; the Guinness World Record attempt for the fastest Indoor Ironman (2.4 mile pool swim, 112 miles on the trainer, and 26.2 treadmill marathon) to benefit the Y's annual fund which provides health & wellness and after school programs to families and children in need. Team EventHorizon has helped tremnedously to bring this together. Thanks to everyone who helped make sure all of the technology works for the day and to all the staff at the O...

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World Record for Reach Out

Jul 1, 2013 8:42:00 AM
Jul 4, 2013 7:51:28 AM
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As many of you know on August 3rd I'm doing the Guinness World Record attempt to benefit the Y's annual fund which provides health & wellness and after school programs to families and children in need. An excellent charity and when we did this event in 2011 we raised over $6,000. All of that money went to help people in the community. I did the event in a little over 10 hours and it was one of my greatests and most rewarding physical and mental challenges. I encourage you all to donate ag...

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Not the Typical Patriots Day

Apr 22, 2013 3:18:00 PM
Apr 25, 2013 8:05:37 AM
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  Deon L. Taylor, of New York City, went to Maine as an 8-year-old participant in the Fresh Air Fund program, which brings city youths to rural towns. “I could see things differently through his eyes. He had never seen stars like ours, never wild animals. He wanted to know who let them out of the zoo. I always missed him when he left and was glad to see him when he came back,” said to Rose Church, whose family hosted Taylor. Taylor, 30, of New York City, died Oct. 22 in Bela Beluk, Afgha...

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Are you Ready for a Personal Multisport Coach?

Apr 12, 2013 9:55:00 AM
May 30, 2013 8:15:35 AM
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If you been an endurance enthusiast for some time, eventually you'll ponder the possibility of hiring a peronal coach. Is a personal coach right for me? What can I expect? These are the questions I get ALL of the time. After knowing the answers to these questions, the question that you have to ask yourself is "am I ready for that?" I've been in multisport for over a decade now and my first couple of years in the lifestyle, I enjoyed the challenge and trial and error of being a self coached a...

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