A lot of triathletes I know eat oatmeal for breakfast, myself included. While oatmeal is a great source of carbs to get your day started, eating the same plain oatmeal every day gets boring, to say the least. Try these oatmeal recipe varieties that are packed with protein and carbs as well as a bunch…

“Coach, I want to do an Ironman.” For many, saying those words are exciting but at the same time a little terrifying. It is difficult to open yourself up and proclaiming that you want to try to accomplish such a lofty and daunting goal of an Ironman.  I am a coach who firmly believes that…

The holidays are here!  That means holiday parties, family gatherings, and LOTS of food and drinks.  So, how do you enjoy it without going overboard?  Nearly everyone gains weight during the off-season, especially during the holidays.  It’s ok to relax a little and treat yourself.  BUT you don’t want to put on 10 pounds between…

No matter what part of the country you live in, including here in Northern California, it can get cold while you’re training outside and you’re going to want to be as prepared as you can before heading out.  Here are a few tips for keeping yourself dry and warm while training this winter! Layers! Use…

Efficient swimming means faster times with less effort.  Whether you are targeting an Ironman or a Sprint Triathlon, you don’t want to be totally zapped after the first discipline.  There are two very important elements that increase your ability to swim faster.  These are flotation and rotation.  Without getting too scientific, let’s talk about what…

Failing to plan is planning to fail… Every fall, I sit down with each of my athletes and we take time to look back on the season behind us and look forward to the upcoming season.  Here are a few of the things we talk about and I think are important for every triathlete to…

Don’t Forget That! How frustrating is it when you forget a key piece of clothing or equipment and, because you literally can’t workout without it, you CAN’T get your workout in. UUUGGHH!!! As triathletes, we have all kinds of equipment and things we use during training… swimsuits, bike shoes, run shoes, socks, sunglasses, etc. etc….