Triathlon Training: How to Adapt to Race-Day Conditions at Ironman

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach Training technology has made it incredibly easy for triathletes to monitor their progress in training and maintain the necessary power and pace numbers to accomplish their goals on race day. But in extreme conditions of triple digit heat, icy water, gusting winds or pouring rain, I see a lot of athletes forget the role …

The Performance Benefits of Lactate Threshold Testing and Training

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach Whether you are a triathlete, runner, skier, cyclist, or rower, as an endurance athlete you need accurate physiological data to guide and monitor your training by. Lactate threshold is one of the most commonly, and effectively, used performance markers used by many athletes and coaches. The point is to learn the highest intensity at …

Triathlon Training: Training for Ironman Is a 12-Month Process, Not a 12-Week Training Plan

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach The day after an Ironman race, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of athletes line up or go online to register for the next year’s race. That’s right, the race was asking people to commit a year in advance. In today’s last minute, just-in-time world, this is an anomaly. Undoubtedly, many of you don’t even …

Triathlon Training: Mistakes, Wins and Lessons Learned at 2012 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii

By Lindsay Hyman Last weekend was the Kona Ironman, the big kahuna for thousands of triathletes around the world. On Monday, I asked several of the coaches who had triathletes competing in Hawaii what they learned from the pros and their athletes to see if there was any wisdom we could impart to those of you gearing up for Ironmans …

Triathlon Training: Stop Coasting to Shave minutes off your bike split

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach As a coach, it’s my job to find overlooked opportunities and strategies that lead to better results. One such opportunity presented itself as a result of gathering a lot of power data across a wide range of athletes, particularly when I compared an athlete’s power meter files from a training ride to one from …

Triathlon Training: DIY Insurance on Race Day: 5 Key Tips to Success

By Lindsay Hyman, CTS Pro Coach After working with thousands of triathletes for more than a decade, my coaching colleagues here at CTS and I have come up with a handful of mistakes we see competitors commit again and again that sabotage their races. Some are equipment related, some are connected with preparation, and some are mental. But the positive …

Team Trainright Blog: Gotta know when to fold ’em at a race, by Jon Mullen

By Team Trainright's Jon Mullen DNF–the acronym that athletes never like to see next to their name on the results sheet. Sometimes, however, removing yourself from the race can be a good thing. While flopping oneself across the finish line (if you're not having a good day) does accomplish the short term goal of finishing the race, it can cause …