Los Gatos

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]