Athlete Development

Hydration and Athletic Performance

Did you know… Most of us (unknowingly) are experiencing chronic dehydration? Up to 37% of the population mistake hunger for thirst? Some studies suggest the percentage is higher because foods contain water and many beverages contain energy thus creating weak associations between thirst and hunger. When craving sweets, you may...

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Age Group Draft Legal Triathlon – Basic Introduction

Draft Legal for Age-Group triathletes   This is a very exciting opportunity but there are a few things to know before signing up and/or participating.  Below is a general guide with links to resources that may be helpful. For more information please feel free to email me at shelly@icon1multisport.com. When ITU...

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Run Drills: Active Arms = Better Run Efficiency and Performance

Done correctly, running drills improve run skill and overall performance. Often, drill focus is on lower extremity movement but the arms play a very important role in stride mechanics. Here is a simple drill that can easily be incorporated in warm-up, main-sets, warm-down, or long run. The Drill: While running, exaggerate...

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Recovery Shoes for the Triathlete

What footwear (shoes) do you wear between workouts? (this includes work shoes) Did you know footwear (shoes) worn between workouts is as important as running or cycling shoes during the workout? Did you know that recovery footwear (shoes) can have as great an impact on injury prevention as those chosen...

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Saturday Bike Skills, Transition and Brick (Bike/Run) training

ARE YOU READY FOR “FREE” SPEED? If yes, We have oodles to give! Join us on Saturday for an awesome workout focused on Transition speed, bike handling skills, and sport camaraderie. Triathletes recognize the need for quick changes in T1 and T2, but how about on the course? What if...

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Tri Training Tip wk#17 – Comfort in the water

For triathletes, the swim is usually categorized one of two ways - "love it" or "hate it". It is often that athletes seek swim coaching because they have the later view yet must achieve minimal efficiency to race. Admittedly, as an athlete and coach I have personally vacillated between the two categories for years.

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