Purplepatch Tip: Triathlon Running Myths Part 2

Myth #4 All runs must be hard or strong. If you aren’t breaking down the doors of the barn, how are you improving? One of the biggest mistakes I see triathletes make is performing nearly all of their runs at moderately hard to hard effort. Little time is spent at very low intensity, and, ironically,...

April 9, 2015
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Finding Balance in the Self-Employed World

I’ve been working for myself for 10 years…as a 34 year- old that means it’s been for most of my working life, so it’s pretty much the only work life that I know. If you are self-employed or have ever “reported to yourself” for work, you certainly must know how that you might actually be the strictest...

April 1, 2015
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Purplepatch Tip: Triathlon Running Myths Part 1

Myth #1 The long run is key. When it comes to Ironman-distance racing, many triathletes worry over whether they will be “fit enough” on the run. The distance of the event creates fear, and most triathletes respond by running distances close to the race distance each week. Unfortunately, this approach places too much emphasis on...

March 29, 2015
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Purplepatch Tip: Triathlon Swimming Myths Part 2

Myth #4 Smart drills make a faster swimmer. Drills focus on a small piece of the stroke with the hope that breaking the stroke down into sections and then gradually putting the sections back together will help the athlete become a better overall swimmer. While drills can effectively create improvement in certain situations, their value...

March 22, 2015
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