training

20 02, 2016

Half Moon Bay Overnight

Kain Performance invites you to join us on our annual bicycle overnight adventure from Los Gatos to Half Moon Bay and back! Highlighted by: Epic Ride from Los Gatos to the Coast (via Old La Honda!) Team Dinner Party! Talent Show (accepting entries, email Jody!) Sunday Run to Maverick's Point European-style Brunch hosted by Zaballa [...]

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. [...]

20 03, 2014

Santa Barbara Training Weekend Recap

The encyclopedia defines the word Barbarian as a “noble savage, often represented as lone warriors”. Several characteristics are commonly shared by Barbarians: Extreme physical prowess Unmatched fighting skill An appetite for, and the ability to attract a mate A thirst for large amounts of alcohol A blending of many different cultures A strong sorcery element [...]

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 [...]

1 11, 2013

Base Building Myth: Long Slow Distance vs High Intensity Workouts

One of the more memorable presentations from a Coaches conference I attended in 2010 was on “Myths”. The myth that caught my attention was the idea that there was another way of building base on the bike other than “hours and hours of long, slow” bike rides (a.k.a. “LSD”). There is more evidence that the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 02, 2013

Goal Setting

By Coach Pete Kain How do you stay motivated? That is a question I get asked a lot. I have been training and racing in multi-sport events since 1984! That's close to 30 years of hitting the ground running and cycling and swimming! Yes, I do occasionally get tired and even a little burned out. [...]