I used to be the poster-child for swim anxiety. Every time I got out of the water in a race, I felt like my chest would explode. Then I’d spend the first 5 miles of the bike getting back to normal.
Without question the biggest mystery for triathletes in training, is swimming. The fact that you literally cannot breath half the time can be tricky, and the fact that drowning is a real possibility probably doesn’t help. When our breathing gets out of
Here is your first Crushing Iron FRIDAY FIVE. Each week we will dig up enlightening reads and training strategies for Swim, Bike, Run, a Wild Card and Bonus. We’ll also embed a motivational video. Hopefully this helps you get through some of these long
Coach Robbie and I recently recorded a podcast on off-season training myths. Here’s a taste of the discussion in outline form. Be sure to subscribe to the Crushing Iron podcast on iTunes. THREE OFF SEASON TRIATHLON TRAINING MYTHS 1 .
I raced Ironman Wisconsin in 2013 and spectated (and made a tribute video) in 2014. Today, I break down the swim course with race video to show: – How much time you need to get into the water pre-race –
Grabbing still shots from video can be a tricky proposition sometimes because of camera shake and interlacing, etc. but we love the view during the swim, so we thought we’d put a few of these out and see if it’s
Here’s a glimpse of the scenery surrounding the Ironman Louisville swim start. Spectating an Ironman is almost as enjoyable (and painful) as doing one. I have tons of stuff still on the way and hope you follow this blog by email
I’ve had a lot of requests for a Music City Triathlon Course Preview so I thought I’d drive down to the river and take care of business. Now, I raced the old course, so my information might not be totally
Three years ago I could barely swim and vowed to get to respectable levels before IM Wisconsin. Last year, with Louisville a non-wetsuit race, I got even more serious. I put a lot of time, study, and reflection into swimming
Our coaching staff is continually thinking about ways to make training more effective and enjoyable, so Crushing Iron will now be adding creative workout ideas if you feel like breaking up the monotony. We only have a couple now, but hope to