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5 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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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