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Group Riding Etiquette

Group Riding Etiquette

The past few group rides I’ve been on have been eventful, and not necessarily in a positive way. I want to use them as reminders to everyone that rides in a group that the safety of each and every rider in the peloton is based on each […]

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When should you ride hard during a race?

When should you ride hard during a race?

I just re-read parts of Joe Friel’s latest book, Power Meter Training, which got me thinking. As athletes gear up for the next set of early season races, I wanted to present some data to help you with the pacing of your bike ride. Friel discusses the […]

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Perfect Running Form

What is the “perfect” running form? Is it the Pose Method, ChiRunning, barefoot running or something that Bobby McGee has been teaching? As you can guess by now, there is no one perfect form, but there are better forms and there are worse. Whatever philosophies of running […]

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Winter Tune-Ups, Part II

In Part I of Winter Tune Ups I covered the first two items on my list of “speed for life” upgrades, and in Part II I’ll cover the last two items: a biomechanical/muscular engagement assessment swim lessons a bike fit a running gait analysis When it comes to attaining and […]

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It’s the Little Things

As many of you know I competed in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships in October. Since the race, I’ve been asked a number of times how I was able have such a successful race and reach the goals I set for myself. Inevitably the conversation leads to my training […]

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all-day Pacific Coast Triathlon/Duathlon @ Crystal Cove
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Pacific Coast Triathlon/Duathlon @ Crystal Cove | Laguna Beach | California | United States
Starting out the day in the beautiful waters of Crystal Cove this race is not to be missed. The run up from the Pacific Ocean to T1 is sure to get your heart rate going if the swim didn’t. From there, mount your bike and make your[...]
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Monday Night Time Trial @ Goleta | California | United States
The bike course is approximately 10 miles.  It begins at the parking lot at South Coast Railway Museum on Los Caneros Road.  We proceed north to Cathedral Oaks and turn right heading East for 1.3 miles and do a turnaround in the left hand turn lane at[...]
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all-day Triathlon at Pacific Grove
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Triathlon at Pacific Grove @ Pacific Grove | California | United States
The past few group rides I’ve been on have been eventful, and not necessarily in a positive way. I want to use them as reminders to everyone that rides in a group that the safety of each and every rider in the peloton is based on each[...]

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