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A Police Chief’s Perspective

This is an amazing story from somebody on the front lines, picking up the pieces, as part of their daily job. This police chief basically calls a spade a spade, goes against political correctness, and how everyone needs to hold themselves accountable for their behavior and...

Transitions & Special Needs Bags… what are they for?

IRONMAN gives you several bags that are worthy of discussion. One of the unique features of Ironman racing is the concept of “special needs” and the associated race day bag. By their definition, a “special need” is something that is athlete specific during the course of the day...

Bike Fit Is Everything

Having a great fit is everything. Certainly higher priority than brand or selection of bikes. Getting fitted by Guru machine for the past 3 years, it’s amazing how a millimeter or two makes such a huge difference. Plus going to the same shop/machine, you can dial in old...

Calorie Intake? Where to Start.

One of the most basic newbie questions asked is how many calories do I need to take on the bike? The typical answer is everyone is different and you need to train what your gonna race. While this is correct, the rub is that does not help find a place to start. Being that I love...

Fast vs. Slow Twitch Muscles Explained

Sprint and Olympic distance are what we like to call short courses. 1/2 and Full Ironman are what we like to say are long courses. What also makes them very different is how you train aerobic vs anaerobic to work slow-twitch vs fast-twitch muscle groups respectively. Or put...

Out Running the Fork

There is an old saying: Garbage in, garbage out. While this historically applied to data, it also applies to a whole other host of items including nutrition. While you can run as part of your training workouts, you can never out run the fork. As you train for races and push your...