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Winter Tune-Ups, Part I

Last year I wrote an off-season article with suggestions how to get more bang for your buck with your off-season purchases. I was mainly focused on buying some “immediate speed” (e.g., a new set of race wheels), in varying price ranges. This time I wanted to focus […]

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Goal Setting

I recently attended a two day seminar hosted by USAT, the Art & Science Symposium, so I could get my CEU’s to recertify my coaching credentials. I was able to listen to and learn from some of the select Level II & III triathlon coaches, athletes and […]

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Training with Injuries 101

It seems like in Santa Barbara these days you can’t swing a wet transition towel and not hit an injured athlete. The number of people (including myself) that are working out and racing with injuries, including, but not limited to, broken toes, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, Achilles […]

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Improving Performance Through Nutrition – The Paleo Diet

In order to achieve peak athletic performance and optimum health, an athlete must consider the type of food that they regularly consume. Dr. Loren Cordain is widely acknowledged as a leading expert on the diet of our Paleolithic ancestors and in numerous publications he has documented the dramatic health […]

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Rest versus Recovery Day

Most triathletes have heard the terms rest day and recovery day, but many people don’t seem to know what that means when they see it in their schedule. Let me try and explain the differences. A rest day is exactly that, a day of rest; no triathlon […]

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6:00 pm Monday Night Time Trial
Monday Night Time Trial
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Monday Night Time Trial @ Goleta | California | United States
The bike course is approximately 10 miles.  It begins at the parking lot at South Coast Railway Museum on Los Caneros Road.  We proceed north to Cathedral Oaks and turn right heading East for 1.3 miles and do a turnaround in the left hand turn lane at[...]
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11:00 am Santa Barbara Triathlon 2014 @ East Beach, Cabrillo Bathouse
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Established in 1981, the Santa Barbara Triathlon is one of the longest running triathlons in the world. And it’s no wonder: Stunning scenery, flawless operations and an ocean-front transition area and finish line ensure a sell-out event every year. Stick around after the event for children’s beach activities, a[...]
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all-day Pacific Coast Triathlon/Duathlon @ Crystal Cove
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