Hi, I'm Kevin.  I'm a triathlete and mountaineer, among other things.   This is where I get to share my adventures with you.  

 

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Triathlon How-To & Tips

March 20, 2018

Without a doubt, the most useful Ironman training tool in my possession is a bike trainer.  After all, Ironman is - first and foremost - a bike race.  To be able to run well, you've got to build your bike engine strong enough to carry you 112 miles with energy to spare.  Using a bike trainer is the most efficient way to do this, especially for time crunched athletes.  But even professionals, who aren't stuck at a desk for 40 h...

February 5, 2018

1.  Recovery

This is arguably the most important part of your training routine.  Your body gets stronger when you recover from workouts, not when you actually do the workouts.  Recovery time will depend on the duration and intensity of workouts.  Easy workouts will only require 4-8hrs of recovery whereas a high-intensity workout may require a full 48-72hrs before another high intensity workout may be completed.  Neglecting reco...

November 3, 2017

By this time of year, most of us have finished our racing seasons and are beginning to think about next year's big events.  It's also starting to get colder and darker, meaning more indoor training for most of us.  One of the best things to focus on right now is cycling training - specifically FTP training.  FTP is the most important metric to focus on if you're looking for that PR - at any distance.  

I've tried...

September 11, 2017

When I did my first marathon, I carried a liter of sports drink in a hydration reservoir in a waist pack.  It seems ridiculous when I think about that now.  I've learned a lot about race nutrition since then.  My current nutrition plan is both simple and minimal, yet provides me enough energy to perform at my best.  There's a myriad of information out there about what to eat and drink during a marathon.  Newbies often feel ove...

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