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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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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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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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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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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It’s not a Race!

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This weekend I will be “racing” the Rev3 Half Full (yes, the same one as Lance Armstrong) in Ellicot City, MD; however, I have sworn on my aerobars not to race it. How is this paradox possible? How can you enter a race and not race it? Doesn’t that defeat the point? The purpose of […]

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Detailed results of the 2012 Olympic Triathlon

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The best article I’ve seen yet on the Olympic triathlon. Penalties are such a pain! But this time around was interesting, because the pre-race favorites actually pulled through! Now, if we could just see some race splits for the tri geeks out there! http://triathlon.competitor.com/2012/08/news/alistair-brownlee-thrills-home-crowd-earns-olympic-gold_59302 Alistair Brownlee Thrills Home Crowd, Earns Olympic Gold By Aaron Hersh […]

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The Perfect Swim Stroke?

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Great article in the New York Times this month on the perfect swim stroke for freestyle. Deep catch or high elbows? They are claiming the research supports the deep catch as being more efficient in freestyle. We’ve been teaching the high elbow catch because of it’s efficiency and ease-of-adoption to new swimmers. I’m willing to […]

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