Ironman Swim Start Pilot

Ironman Swim Start Pilot

 

Now that the 2013 triathlon season is coming to an end, the Ironman Swim Start Pilot has had a year to give it the old college try, WHAT DO YOUR THINK?

I will be honest, when I first heard about the Ironman Swim Start Pilot, I was kind of taken back.  It seemed to me that WTC was creating a race environment that would loose the essence of the mass swim start.

If you ever had the honor of being in an Ironman Mass Swim Start, it is epic, scary, crazy, awesome, etc, etc, etc.  But it has been essential and honestly, something I looked forward to.

On the flip side, I coached a bunch of first time Ironman triathletes.  Half of them were in a mass start situation and the other half were involved in the Ironman Swim Start Pilot race.  From the feedback I received, it seemed to give the first timers a little less anxiety and a little more confidence without to many fists to the back of the head.

I have been racing for years and I have to say, I have been in some brutal swim starts.  But it was all part of the race.

I am torn. I like the changes because of the safety aspect and lets be real, we are racing for our own personal reasons, not to be taken out by a right hook. But than again, there is something about lining up with 2,000+ athletes waiting for the cannon to go off.

What is your take?  Share and comment.

Here is what triathlete magazine says:

http://triathlon.competitor.com/2013/10/news/a-swimsmart-update_88429

TILL NEXT TIME.  TRAIN HARD AND SMART FOR AN EPIC YEAR!

Do you Cleanse?

I saw this article on Ironman.com this morning and it talks about cleansing as part or your nutritional strategy.  I personally have never cleansed.  Not because I do not believe it but more on point that I do not know enough about it.

Here is a great article http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2013/10/juice-cleanses.aspx?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ironman%2Ftopstories+%28Ironman.com+Top+Stories%29#axzz2ieBGjX00

Let me know what you think?

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

We all know that there is an aspect in which the mind could be your best asset or worst enemy during racing and training. We hear the saying mind over matter, shut up legs, mental toughness,etc.

When you have the ability to control the mind you have an ability to be more successful and faster in your racing and training.

Here is a great article in Runners World that quantifies the effect of mental toughness on finishing time.

Read it, enjoy it and comment!

==========>CLICK HERE FOR THE RUNNERS WORLD ARTICLE<=============

Speed Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive

All of us go through miles and hours of training and racing.  You get faster every year and become smarter every race.  You hone in on your pace, power and nutrition.  There are race highs and lows and there are times when you just hit a plateau.

 

Your race times just do not seem to get significantly faster. You may find that you are putting in the high effort and just need that little extra to get you on the podium.

Well, here is the deal,  SPEED DOES NOT HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE! Sure, you can guy that lighter bike, better helmet, more aerodynamic wheels.  You can remortgage your house, for that new and faster wetsuit.

OR YOU CAN FOLLOW THESE TIPS:

 SWIM FREE SPEED

  1. WETSUIT -MOST OF US DON’T KNOW THE PROPER WAY TO PUT ON A WETSUIT.  DID YOU KNOW THAT A PROPER SEATED WETSUIT WILL SAVE YOU LOADS OF TIME WHILE ONE THAT IS PUT ON WRONG WILL CREATE A PARACHUTE AFFECT!
  2. DRAFTING – YOU KNOW IT BUT YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO IT!
  3. WATER EXIT – PASS THEM OUT OF THE WATER WHILE YOUR COMPETITORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT!

BIKE FREE SPEED

  1. DESCENDING, CLIMBING, CORNERING – THE THREE C’S THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW.  IT IS TECHNIQUES LIKE THESE THAT NEED TO BE HONED IN DURING TRAINING THAT CAN SAVE YOU LOADS OF TIME!
  2. PACING – NOT DRAFTING BUT PACING WILL HELP YOU CRUSH IT!

 RUN FREE SPEED

  1. DESCENDING - STOP PUTTING ON THE BREAKS!
  2. PACING/DRAFTING – WE USE IT IN SWIMMING AND CYCLING, WHY NOT RUNNING?
  3. CORNERING – THIS IS JUST COMMON SENSE BUT CAN SAVE YOU SECONDS THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO PASS THE COMPETITORS.

 

These techniques will allow you to pass your competition and PR at your next event with no additional expense and no additional training sessions.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON THESE TECHNIQUES AND HOW TO USE THESE TECHNIQUES, YOU CAN GET THE COMPLETE E-BOOK RIGHT NOW FOR $9.97.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

YOUR COMPETITION TO GRAB THIS INFORMATION FIRST AND BLOW PAST YOU WHILE YOU SUFFER THROUGH MORE TRAINING SESSIONS?

GRAB IT NOW!!!

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