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Week 5

Overview Welcome to Week 5! (10 weeks to go)  This week we switch the long session to the run. Topics & To-Dos Swim Skill–The Pull:  This week we work on the main propulsion element, the pull.  During the stroke, you create a solid catch (covered in Week 3) by bending […]

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Week 4

Overview Welcome to Week 4!  (11 weeks to go) This is the start of the next phase lasting 6 weeks focusing on increasing your overall aerobic fitness with a gradual increase in training hours.  We will rotate through 3 specialty weeks: Long Bike, Long Run, and Brick (Bike + Run combined)  This […]

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Week 3

Overview Welcome to Week 3!  (12 weeks to go) This is the last week of the New Habits Phase.  We will continue to work on swim skills and introduce some new drills and focus areas for running.  We will again maintain the same number of hours of training and number […]

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Week 2

Overview Welcome to Week 2!  (13 weeks to go) This week we continue the same format and hours as last week, looking for areas of improvement with daily logistics and introducing swim skills.   Topics & To-Dos Logistics: Where can you improve your daily logistics to help execute your training sessions […]

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Week 1

Overview Welcome to Week 1!  (14 weeks to go) The focus for the next 3 weeks is to build the habit of consistent training.  For this first week, try out the schedule, and move the days around to fit your unique calendar. Topics & To-Dos Read the Training Plan Overview for […]

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What’s Better Than Motivation?

When it comes to embracing a mindset for achieving medium- to long-term goals, professionals don’t rely on motivation; they commit. The chance that you will be sufficiently and consistently motivated at the same time as when you need to cook the nutritious meal, do that workout that you need but […]

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Should You Tell People Your Goals?

Should You Tell People Your Goals? The topic of talking about your goals became fashionable in recent years following an excellent TED Talk by Derek Sivers. Sivers’ message was that you shouldn’t tell people your goals because you subconsciously will feel that you’ve already achieved something by communicating, then lose […]

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The Importance of Having Both Dreams and Goals

The Importance of Dreams One great habit of many athletes is the drive to create a list of ambitious goals for the upcoming season(s). Having specific targets makes the work of strategic planning to get to daily and weekly actions much easier. One request I have for you at least […]

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We Are All Animals

One of my all-time favorite quotes comes from the late Dr. George Sheehan: “There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint.  So, too, […]

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