Triathlon

TriDot Triathlon Training Swim Threshold
| Jared Milam | Read More

Most technically savvy triathletes are familiar with terms like “functional threshold power” on the bike or “lactate threshold for their run.” These are measurements of your pace based on your sustained threshold ability for a given amount of time; usually one hour. In other words, what is the maximum pace you can hold for an all out one-hour effort?

TriDot Triathlon Training Triathlon Cycling Pedaling Technique
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In Part I of our post on triathlon cycling: pedaling technique, I discussed the differences between toe down and heel down and, with all other things being equal, the lack of advantage one has over the other.

Today we’ll look at the implementation of toe down or heel down when cycling on flats vs. climbs as well as the pedaling technique known as ‘ankling.’

TriDot Triathlon Training Triathlon Cycling Pedaling Technique
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Toe Down vs. Heel Down

Pedal efficiency is a cycling nerd subject. We all know how to ride a bike but the triathlete who’s really dedicated really wants to know how to ride a bike. Really.

Pedaling technique is an argument over how to be more efficient. Should you ride toe down? Heel down? Or somewhere in between?

TriDot Triathlon Training Madden on Excellence from Adversity to Excellence
| Coach Kurt Madden | Read More

As I child growing up in a dysfunctional home in an inner-city area, I learned about the realities of adversity. Adversity was all around me and overcoming challenges both at school and at home were a major part of my everyday world. To manage these uncertainties, I learned the importance of persistence and always striving to do my best in all endeavors no matter how bad things appeared.

TriDot Triathlon Training Stop Running Junk Miles Run
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If you’ve ever said, “I would never train for my triathlon by running miles that don’t have a purpose,” then you might need to do some honest evaluation of your training history.

TriDot Triathlon Training Checkin Yu Hsiao Part 2
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What attracted you to TriDot? How did you first hear about it?

I appreciated TriDot’s scientific approach to training. None of the training is left to guessing.

I first heard about it through my coach, Nicholas Thompson, whose impressive career I’ve followed over the years. When I heard he was coaching for TriDot I contacted him.

TriDot Triathlon Training Stroke Rate Matters Part 2
| Jared Milam | Read More

In the last blog, we looked at the importance of not only knowing and maximizing the cadence rates of your bike and run but also that of your swim. In this blog, we’ll look at how to calculate your strokes per minute (SPM) and whether to slow down or speed up your rates to be as efficient and productive as possible.

Slowing Down and Speeding Up

TriDot Triathlon Training Stroke Rate Matters Part 1
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Triathletes like to talk a lot about bike and run cadence. We’re always striving to hit our bike cadence somewhere in the 80 to 100 RPMs range and we’re constantly trying to elevate those running strides per minute up to that magic 180 number.

TriDot Triathlon Training IMTX IRONMAN Texas Personal Record PR
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Tell us about your experience at the 2017 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas in Houston?

TriDot Triathlon Training Buying and Wearing Triathlon Running Shoes
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Decided you want to make a more informed decision about purchasing and wearing your next pair of triathlon running shoes? Look no further! Here are five rules to consider before lacing up:

1. Support Your Local Running Shop