Leroy Thomas

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 [...]

28 10, 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 beer for me— and met Marty and his wife. Marty asked me the quintessential question you can ask any world-class [...]

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 [...]