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19 09, 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 now you are going to lay it on the line! I just wanted to give you all some last minute [...]

11 09, 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 12 people in the world register to do this event! One week before race day, he was on a treadmill [...]

29 08, 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 be similar to the aforementioned. I’m continually learning about myself as I compete and I want to share a few [...]

8 08, 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 to train the most import tool in the tool box… that bit between your ears. A good friend put me onto [...]

29 07, 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 races this season: 1. It was a perfect test for things. It’s a best practice to have a dress rehearsal [...]

22 07, 2013

Ironman Lake Tahoe Training Weekend Take-Aways

I was reflecting on the Lake Tahoe Training Camp experience and I came up with a few take-aways that might be of some use. No matter how you look at it, Ironman is hard. It’s a hard thing to get through. 1. Respect the elevation. Give yourself the time to adapt to the altitude. This [...]

27 02, 2013

Cycling Safety in a Group Ride (Shari Kain)

Kain Performance strives for SAFETY FIRST. Group rides are a great way to increase your bike fitness because of the accountability & intensity, however you have to be alert and aware. There are several variables in a group ride which make it either SAFE or completely DANGEROUS for everyone -- and while these things are generally obvious to [...]

8 02, 2013

Goal Setting

By Coach Pete Kain How do you stay motivated? That is a question I get asked a lot. I have been training and racing in multi-sport events since 1984! That's close to 30 years of hitting the ground running and cycling and swimming! Yes, I do occasionally get tired and even a little burned out. [...]

1 02, 2013

Cycling and The Quiet Upper Body

While riding all those base miles, what you should be thinking about is "QUIET UPPER BODY". What that means is, assessing your body position, all while your just clicking off the miles at an easy pace. You may not think a lot is going on while your heart rate is low, but what's happening on [...]

25 01, 2013

The Key Workout

Triathletes train for 3 sports, swim, bike and run. Our sport takes time and energy and all of us have our strengths and weaknesses. How much time do you spend on each sport? How efficient are you at each discipline? These are all good questions and the answers may vary for each individual. The more [...]