south bay

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]