Author Archives: Coach Robert

Coping With a Bad Race

If you compete in enough races and spend enough time in the sport, you’re bound to have a bad race. It happens to everyone at some point. For most people, this first happens after the first few months of being new to the sport, when the honeymoon period of excessive improvement starts to fade away

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Compression Socks

For ¬†one reason or another, I’ve gotten several questions over the past couple weeks about my opinion of compression recovery socks. If you’re wondering what compression socks are, you may have seen them at races over the past few years, as they and compression calf sleeves have become very popular in running and triathlon, especially

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Key Workouts

Racing season has started! That means most triathletes have started looking at their A races for the season and are beginning to plan how to train for them. Every race course is different, and every race is different, so two athletes of similar conditioning would need to train for two different A races differently. This

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Cleaning Your Bike

Remember the day you bought your bike? Do you remember how clean and shiny it was, with no grease splatter, salt buildups, and brake dust? Remember how there was no grime on your drive? Well, that is how your bike is supposed to look. An old teammate of mine when I first got into the

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Lactate Threshold

Previously we talked about VO2max and why it isn’t the best (or really a good) indicator of performance in endurance athletes. But what would be a good indicator? Over the last several years, lactate threshold (LT) has been a pretty consistent indicator of performance in most endurance-related sports. Let’s talk about what LT is. Your

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