kain performance

6 02, 2016

Saturday Workout

Note: different starting location, for Bike. Swim: Los Gatos High School @ 7:30 a.m-8:50 am. Bike: Stevens Creek Resevoir Parking Lot @ 9:30 a.m. roll out Run: Immediately following the bike ride... not optional! Directions to Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino: Take Hwy 85 North to Stevens Creek Blvd Left on Foothill/Stevens Canyon Rd. Left at Stevens Canyon [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

10 02, 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, be safe, and have fun. This is what we stand for. Those words remind me of why I'm a part [...]

9 01, 2014

Pros and Cons of Treadmill Training, for Triathlon Training

Due to the Covid-19 many athletes have to reinvent the way they practice sports because they cannot go to the places they used to go to practice their sports, a great option that they have found really helpful is using golf launch monitors at home to practice a new sport and being in shape. I [...]

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 [...]