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2003, 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 [...]

1002, 2014

What We Stand For

On Monday mornings, I routinely check Strava's Kain Performance Club Page so I can share last week's stack rankings on Facebook. This afternoon, I scrolled to the bottom and these words jumped out at me: Go hard, [...]

901, 2014

Pros and Cons of Treadmill Training, for Triathlon Training

I have been in the sport of triathlon for 30 years now! Thirty years... wow!  As you know, I love running trails and doing tempo runs out on the LG Creek trail! One of the [...]

111, 2013

Base Building Myth: Long Slow Distance vs High Intensity Workouts

One of the more memorable presentations from a Coaches conference I attended in 2010 was on “Myths”. The myth that caught my attention was the idea that there was another way of building base on [...]

2810, 2013

Ironman World Championship Reflections

My Motivation. This year, an old friend showed up unexpectedly in Kona this year 24 hours before race day and wanted to catch-up. I made the time, found my way down to Kona Brewing Co—no [...]

1909, 2013

Last Minute Words of Wisdom

The day many of you have been training all year for is almost here! You are ALL ready to go, both mentally and physically! You have put in lots of good, hard work to get ready and [...]

1109, 2013

Don’t Change a Winning Formula

Ironman Lake Tahoe. Keep it Simple. Don’t Change Your Winning Formula. A couple of years ago, a good mate of mine was training for the Ultraman in Hawaii. Ultraman is DOUBLE the Ironman distance. Only [...]

2908, 2013

Live for the Blue Mile

Get a wet towel, and slowly, bit by bit, turn by turn, wring every last drop of water out for hours and hours. Whatever your goals are for up-coming IM Tahoe, your energy expenditure will [...]

808, 2013

Ironman and the Inner Game of Tennis

As you approach your key races of the year, you are getting fitter and stronger with each key workout. All the accumulation of training is beginning to make a positive impact on your health….don’t forget [...]

2907, 2013

Donner Lake Triathlon: A Perfect Test for Things

Great job to all who raced Donner Lake Triathlon this past weekend! Here are some of Coach Leroy's observations and thoughts from the event that will help you prepare for IM Lake Tahoe and other [...]

2003, 2014

Santa Barbara Training Weekend Recap

By |March 20th, 2014|Training Tips|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1002, 2014

What We Stand For

By |February 10th, 2014|Training Tips|Comments Off on What We Stand For

On Monday mornings, I routinely check Strava's Kain Performance Club Page so I can share last week's stack rankings on Facebook. This afternoon, I scrolled to the [...]

901, 2014

Pros and Cons of Treadmill Training, for Triathlon Training

By |January 9th, 2014|Training Tips|Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Treadmill Training, for Triathlon Training

I have been in the sport of triathlon for 30 years now! Thirty years... wow!  As you know, I love running trails and doing tempo [...]

111, 2013

Base Building Myth: Long Slow Distance vs High Intensity Workouts

By |November 1st, 2013|Training Tips|Comments Off on Base Building Myth: Long Slow Distance vs High Intensity Workouts

One of the more memorable presentations from a Coaches conference I attended in 2010 was on “Myths”. The myth that caught my attention was the [...]

2810, 2013

Ironman World Championship Reflections

By |October 28th, 2013|Training Tips|Comments Off on Ironman World Championship Reflections

My Motivation. This year, an old friend showed up unexpectedly in Kona this year 24 hours before race day and wanted to catch-up. I made [...]

1909, 2013

Last Minute Words of Wisdom

By |September 19th, 2013|Training Tips|Comments Off on Last Minute Words of Wisdom

The day many of you have been training all year for is almost here! You are ALL ready to go, both mentally and physically! You have [...]

1109, 2013

Don’t Change a Winning Formula

By |September 11th, 2013|Training Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Change a Winning Formula

Ironman Lake Tahoe. Keep it Simple. Don’t Change Your Winning Formula. A couple of years ago, a good mate of mine was training for the [...]

2908, 2013

Live for the Blue Mile

By |August 29th, 2013|Training Tips|Comments Off on Live for the Blue Mile

Get a wet towel, and slowly, bit by bit, turn by turn, wring every last drop of water out for hours and hours. Whatever your [...]

808, 2013

Ironman and the Inner Game of Tennis

By |August 8th, 2013|Training Tips|Comments Off on Ironman and the Inner Game of Tennis

As you approach your key races of the year, you are getting fitter and stronger with each key workout. All the accumulation of training is [...]

2907, 2013

Donner Lake Triathlon: A Perfect Test for Things

By |July 29th, 2013|Training Tips|Comments Off on Donner Lake Triathlon: A Perfect Test for Things

Great job to all who raced Donner Lake Triathlon this past weekend! Here are some of Coach Leroy's observations and thoughts from the event that [...]