SKINS Compression tights:

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Compression gear seems to be all the rage today in almost every sport. Everyone from triathletes to ultra runners to football players seem to be wearing some sort of compression clothing before, during, and after their event or practice and for good reason. Compression clothing has been shown to warm up muscles before practice, prevent […]

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Las Vegas 70.3 and Tri Challenges – TSC Podcast #73

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In this podcast, I have a chat with Tri Swim Coach assistant Chris Hague. We cover: -Las Vegas 70.3 Championships -Unexpected occurrences -Cloudy, disgusting water -Age and triathlon -Football -Cycling in the rain/wet pavement -Hydrating in various conditions -Exercise-induced asthma -Recovery with Enduro Packs -21 Day Challenge –Tri Swim Coach iPhone App (please give us a […]

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Training in 2 Hours – TSC Podcast #70

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In this podcast, I talk about: -Living and training in Boulder, CO -5 tips to training for the swim in 2 hours a week: 1. 3 40-minute sessions per week 2. Focus on the essentials in the pool 3. Do sprints. 4. Use fins. 5. Quantity. Link to iTunes to post a review: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tri-swim-coach-triathlon-swimming/id306454334 http://triswimcoach.com/podcast/TSC_Trainingin2hours_.mp3Podcast: […]

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Swim Test

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A few weeks ago I participated in an open water “swim fest” with a one mile “fun” swim on Saturday and then on Sunday a one mile race followed immediately by a two mile race. I have never participated in an event with such a format, so decided to treat all three as an “experiment,” […]

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Interview with Bruckner Chase – TSC Podcast #67

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In this podcast, I chat with Open Water Swim Champion Bruckner Chase on: Adjusting to cold water  Jellyfish and other creatures in the water Developing a proper stroke for various open water conditions Conquering fears Open Water Swimming around the world Bruckner’s website: http://brucknerchase.com Please comment on this podcast: Tri Swim Coach podcast comments: Click here […]

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The Saintly Triathlete

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“This was a disaster, an absolute, unequivocal, and undeniable disaster…how could this have happened…my race is ruined.” I sat on the side of the road in Middlebury, Connecticut a few yards shy of mile 10 of the Rev3 Quassy bike course. My bike lay beside me with its front wheel taken off and two busted […]

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Are you fully engaged?

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I read a book last year called “The Power of Full Engagement”, by Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr. It’s a great book if you are in any kind of business and want to really adopt the motivation and determination it takes to move forward in your career, or take your business to the next level.  […]

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Triathlon Q&A Discussion with Chris Hague – TSC Podcast #65

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In this podcast, Tri Swim Coach Assistant Coach & 5th-ranked US triathlete and Tri Swim Coach’s Kevin Koskella answer questions on: Strength and Conditioning for triathlon & swimming Hip rotation in freestyle Aerobic heart rate training Biking indoors Becoming bloated while swimming Training in India References: Computrainer – http://computrainer.com Power Beam – http://www.cycleops.com/products/trainers.html Please comment on […]

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Open Water Swim Tips: Video 1 of 4

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I asked for open water questions on our Facebook page, http://facebook.com/triswimcoach, and sat down with Chris Janzen of triathletemind.com to answer the top four that came in. Here is the first video recording we did. Apologies in advance for the out of synch audio. [leadplayer_vid id=”518C2C2549D7B”]

My After: How to recover quickly from your last triathlon (part 1)

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When a person says “recovery,” many triathletes just think it refers to the time after workouts, but recovery from races is just as important if not more so. I briefly touched on this in a blog post last year but I wanted to revisit the subject because it so important to having good races, better trainings, and […]

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Product Review: Amrita Bars

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by Chris Hague I used to think that it was impossible to fuel cleanly while training. For years, I searched for the holy grail of sports nutrition: the perfect sports bar. I wanted a bar that would not have a laundry list of complex ingredients, minimized refined sugar, easy to chew and eat, and tasted […]

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Mastering the Taper

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This weekend I will be down in Galveston, TX to race a 70.3 there, which means that this week my training volume has dropped. I am now in “taper mode.” Being the obsessive compulsive guy that I am, this drop in training is driving me crazy. Fears and doubts buzz like vultures around my head […]

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Are you a Race Junkie?

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  I typically like to ask customers who come into my store what races they are doing. Many list off a couple of local races or one or two major races like an Ironman, a 70.3, or a big name marathon like Boston. However, some customers, and disturbingly this is becoming more common, give me […]

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Interview with Vanessa Rodriguez aka Vanessa Runs – TSC Podcast #62

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In this podcast, I interview Vanessa Rodriguez, aka Vanessa Runs. We discuss her experiences as an ultrarunner, traveler, minimalism, relationships and more! Vanessa’s blog and website: http://vanessaruns.com Pick up her book “The Summit Seeker” here Please comment on this podcast: Tri Swim Coach podcast comments: Click here to open up itunes and add a rating/comment! […]

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Interview with Mary Eggers – TSC Podcast #61

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In this podcast, I interview Mary Eggers- Ironman triathlete, mom, and Lance Armstrong defeater! We discuss training, racing, coaching, beating Lance, eating disorders, power racks, and more! Mary’s blog and website: http://ironmomma.com Please comment on this podcast: Tri Swim Coach podcast comments: Click here to open up itunes and add a rating/comment! http://triswimcoach.com/podcast/TSC_podcast61_maryeggers.mp3Podcast: DownloadSubscribe: iTunes […]

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How should you put your goggles on?

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[leadplayer_vid id=”5140AAFCA168A”] A common question among triathletes is, “Should I put my goggles under or over my cap?” It depends on if we’re talking about swimming in a pool or in the open water, and particularly in a race. In a pool, it’s a matter of personal preference. Goggles aren’t likely to fall off if […]

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My Indian Green Monster

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After our last post, which left me feeling run down and depressed, I think we need a good “recovery” post. We all know that post workout fuel is important to restore your body’s glycogen stores and help with building back broken down muscles. Your body is also in an acidic state with the kidneys working […]

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Interview with triathlete Jason Houston – TSC Podcast #60

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In this podcast, I interview Jason Houston, a budding professional triathlete in New York City. We cover a wide range of topics from getting starting in triathlon to training tips for swimming, as well as strength training and racing. Jason’s personal training website: http://organichealthfitness.com Please comment on this podcast: Tri Swim Coach podcast comments: Click […]

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Interview With Triathlete Anu Vaidyanathan – TSC Podcast #59

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In this podcast, I interview Indian Triathlete & Speaker Anu Vaidyanathan. We cover motivation, what it’s like to train in India, women’s safety issues and a few other topics, both triathlon and non-triathlon related. References: Anu’s Website: http://anuvaidyanathan.com Her Tedx Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTPmdYBl8MU Her INK Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTPmdYBl8MU Please comment on this podcast: Tri Swim Coach podcast […]

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How the Triathlete Stole the Workout

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“How the Triathlete Stole the Workout” Every Swimmer Down in the pool Liked swimming a lot But the Triathlete Who watched on the pool deck Did Not This triathlete hated these workouts! The whole swim focused off season! Now please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason It could be that his goggles weren’t screwed […]

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‘Tis the season

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Yesterday I got an email warning me that this year may be the worst flu season ever. While I am not a germaphobe, I take these threats very seriously. There is nothing more derailing to a season than getting sick. Not only will it make you take a mandatory week or two off, it will […]

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Vote for Change

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Hey TSC team, Today is election day and regardless of your political leanings or beliefs I hope you voted. In this election, like in the 2008 election, words like “hope” and “change” were common in every add and speech. “A vote for me means a vote for change” candidates seemed to say. For once, every […]

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Happy Halloween from TSC!

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Happy Halloween TSC team! In honor of this annual celebration of death, spirits, and all things sugar, I have a special post on a morbid swim topic: sculling. Sculling is the back and forth movement of your hands in and out that propels you forward. Like how propeller on the boat, which cuts sideways through […]

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Interview with Karen Allard of SBR Sports – TSC Podcast #57

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On this podcast, I interview Karen Allard, the owner of SBR Sports which makes products to help triathletes and swimmers such as:   -Anti-Chlorine Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, and Lotion -TriSlide Skin Lubricant -Foggle Anti-Fog Towlettes References: My TriSlide video: http://www.triswimcoach.com/store/trislide/ Order TriSlide and Foggle: http://triswimgear.com Order Tri-Swim Anti-Chlorine products: http://sbrsportsinc.com Please comment on this […]

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A Healthier Halloween

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Halloween is in the air and my inbox is full of good reading materials on how to make this Halloween a healthy one. One article in particular caught my eye from Diet Blog in which the author outlines several healthier options to hand out on Halloween. Halloween was and still is one of my favorite […]

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Quick Set Friday

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Happy Friday Everyone! Since it is”quick set” Friday, I thought that this article that I found on the benefits of high intensity intervals particularly appropriate. Researchers found: that Less than three minutes of high intensity interval training—spread out over a mere 25-minute chunk of your schedule— can burn the same number of calories as longer […]

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The Mental Berlin Wall

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There are many factors that make you a faster swimmer (or athlete for that matter). The largest is obviously training, but there is also a psychological factor that is often neglected. When I first got into running, I was able to go long distances at a moderate pace without stopping. When it came to tempo […]

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The TGIF workout

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Thank goodness it’s Friday! I hope all of you have had a good week of training and are going into the weekend fresh and ready to hit some longer sets, which you couldn’t do on the weekdays because you had to rush off to work. Thus, To get you properly prepped and ready to hit […]

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It’s Cold!

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Last Wednesday, my coach called me up at work. “Hey, Chris. The Team needs your help. We have a race this weekend and need a swimmer for a relay team. You don’t have to swim fast or be first out of the water; just make sure you get the chip from the start into T1 […]

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The perfect exercise recipe

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Happy Monday Everyone! Coach Kev and I have been in the kitchen and we are mixing up some delicious exercise treats for you, but what exactly goes into our secret recipe that make them so nurturing? According to this article, it is a little bit of Intensity-How hard you push yourself Repetition-How frequently you push yourself Sets-the […]

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Advice from the top

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We are only 3 days away from the cannon going off and start of the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. For me this is the Superbowl of the year. I find all the performances from the top pro finisher to the last person across the finish line inspiring. It is my dream to go […]

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Conquering your fears

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This article really got me thinking about why some people succeed in triathlons and sports while others fail or do not even try. While Rika may not be competing in Kona this year or be winning this race, she epitomizes the ideal mental approach to racing through her acceptance of her own fear. Fear is the […]

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