Philip Skiba: The Best Triathlon Coach You May Never Have Heard Of

Covers of Philip Skiba's books

Years and year ago, Coach Tom (one of my former coaches) recommended that I pick up a copy of  Philip Skiba’s Scientific Training for Triathletes.   Coach Tom described the book as, “the best book on triathlete training that I have ever read.”  Coach Tom is not one for hyperbole so I ordered the book immediately by express mail. Continue reading

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Muscle Tension and Restoring “Pop” to Your Running

Over the summer, I’ve been filling in as the track coach for my team’s track workouts.  Every now and again, I have been adding in plyometrics, which I think are pretty essential for distance running.  I usually get some skeptical looks (particularly from the Ironman crowd) so I thought I would explain my thinking and also talk about my views about how to use plyometrics to get free speed in your running.

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