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USAT Duathlon National Championship (Bend, Oregon) – A Race Report and Lessons Learned

This wasn’t my greatest race result by a long shot, but it was the result that I deserved.  As I mentioned in my last post, my body has been a house of cards this year.  Maybe a teetering stack of

Posted in Big Races, Cycling Training, General Training Ideas, Injury Prevention and Treatment, Recovery Products, Running Training

Using EMS Before a Big Race

In about a month, I am competing in the ITU World Duathlon Championship in Aviles, Spain.  Then, about three weeks, later, it’s on to USAT Duathlon Nationals (with a rather hilly bike course).  Yet in the last two races I’ve

Posted in General Training Ideas

Periodization to Varied Training

In my last race report, I hinted that I would be elaborating on some of my recent training ideas.  This isn’t exactly a new idea for me– it’s just particularly acute for me this time of year.  Add to that

Posted in General Training Ideas, Training, Uncategorized

An Idiot’s Guide to Using a Muscle Oxygen Sensor

For the last few weeks, I have been utterly geeking out on using my BSX Insight Generation 2 muscle oxygen sensor.  If you’ve been following the buzz about muscle oxygenation, you’ll notice people talking about how this device will revolutionize

Posted in General Training Ideas, Product Reviews

Chinese Liniments Revisited

A few months back, I started experimenting with different Chinese liniments and I’m quite impressed with the results.  While everyone is different, I think some of theses things could make a big difference for older athletes out there—and maybe a

Posted in General Training Ideas, Injury Prevention and Treatment

Running Well Off the Bike

“It always comes down to the last run,” my old coach used to warn me.  Yet many triathletes and duathletes will admit that they have miserable final runs.  Their legs turn to blocks of concrete and their pace falls far

Posted in Cycling Training, General Training Ideas

Training on Business Travel

I’ve been swamped with business travel recently, so my blogging activity had to be put on the back burner.  This makes this blog topic particularly apropos given that I crammed a bunch of training into these trips.

Posted in General Training Ideas, Recovery, Travel