Silicon Valley

24 02, 2016

Big Training Week = Recovery Week

The season is well under way and the training volume is ramping-up! Our Half Moon Bay Training Weekend is a shock to the system, as it is probably more volume than many of you have done in a while. You should be pretty tired after a weekend like that and may need a day, or two to [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]