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24 02, 2016

Big Training Week = Recovery Week

The season is well under way and the training volume is ramping-up! Our Half Moon Bay Training Weekend is a shock to the system, as it is probably more volume than many of you have done in a while. You should be pretty tired after a weekend like that and may need a day, or two to [...]

1 10, 2015

Underwater Video Swim Stroke Analysis

It's that time of year again when we tune up weaker areas. Why? There is a commonly known "life" philosophy called the One Percent Principle, which teaches tweaking and bettering just 1% of what you do and repeating over time to affect 100% of your performance and success. In personal development, it can be life changing. [...]

13 04, 2015

Verge Sports Custom Gear Review

Been meaning to write a quick review of the Verge Sport​ Custom Gear that we sampled recently. Hopefully it will help you with your Gear Order! It's worth noting that I have been around a long time, and every couple years the gear changes. It's never perfect. We've had Voler, Squadra, Pearl Izumi, Sugoi...and now [...]

17 02, 2015

How To Save Time & Energy in Your Next Race

This weeks Tip of the Week is on "How To Save Time & Energy in Your Next Race by Being Smart and Planning Ahead". I [Pete Kain] have been racing triathlons for 30 years and have heard just about every excuse imaginable for reasons why a race did not go so great. Most are due to lack of [...]

12 02, 2015

Karl with a K, On Climbing

Today I had a good friend come up and ask for my advice. The question went something like this, "I want to be a better climber! Do I just need to climb more?" The simple answer is....yes! Being a better climber has many aspects to it:    strength to weight ratio, the physical side    technique [...]

16 12, 2014

Tips for Six Months Out From Ironman

Now you've done it, you signed up (or you're thinking of signing up) for an Ironman or a 70.3 race. Saw this article today on Ironman site - it touches on generally what you should be doing six months out from an Ironman that you have scheduled next year, then five months out, three, and so on. [...]

3 12, 2014

Winter Tune Up: Running Efficiency Video Clinic

Coaches Pete Kain and Leroy Thomas will be hosting a Running Efficiency Video Clinic on Saturday, December 20th 2014, from 9:00am-1:00pm at the Los Gatos High School Track. In conjunction with videographer George Bruder, they will be video you run ON THE TRACK (and not on the Treadmill) for a more true-to-life experience. They will [...]

2 12, 2014

One Percent Rule & Underwater Video Swim Analysis

Sample Swim Video (Leroy Thomas) It's that time of year again - the "not so" off season - when we tune up some of our weaker areas. Why? There is a commonly known "life" philosophy called the One Percent Principle, which teaches tweaking and bettering just 1% of what you do and repeating over time to [...]

12 05, 2014

Triathlon Race Travel Packing Checklist

Having just come back from IM 70.3 St. Croix, I was reminded how important the Headlamp is for those very early race mornings when it's still dark. Especially if there are no streetlights leading the way from your accommodation to T1, or no lights in T1. Whether it's just a short road trip away, or [...]

20 03, 2014

Santa Barbara Training Weekend Recap

The encyclopedia defines the word Barbarian as a “noble savage, often represented as lone warriors”. Several characteristics are commonly shared by Barbarians: Extreme physical prowess Unmatched fighting skill An appetite for, and the ability to attract a mate A thirst for large amounts of alcohol A blending of many different cultures A strong sorcery element [...]