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    RACE RECAP: THE NEW JERSEY MARATHON - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 35

    Running, training I hadn’t planned on running a marathon this year, or ever again really. However, there I was on Sunday, April 28, 2019 toeing the line of my second 26.2 mile quest. A friend had asked me for a marathon training plan and...

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    TWO SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE CORE ROUTINES TO MAKE YOU A FASTER TRIATHLETE - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 34

    Triathlon, training, strength training Triathlon’s prefix, ‘tri’, means three. Duh. Three sports: swimming, cycling, and running. In my opinion, however, the multi-sport arena encompasses more than just swim, bike, run. Nutrition...

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    THE TRUTH ABOUT TRIATHLON SWIMMING - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 33

    Triathlon, training Here’s the truth about triathlon swimming: It’s really difficult. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Swimming is the most troublesome aspect of triathlon. Coming off a weekend that saw two people lose their lives...

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    I HAD MY RESTING METABOLIC RATE TESTED: HERE'S WHAT I LEARNED - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 32

    Nutrition, Triathlon, training Calories in versus calories out. You’ll hear online fitness gurus pontificate about the simplicity of weight loss in this way. “It’s calories in versus calories out and if you’re gaining weight...

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    THE RIGHT WAY TO CALCULATE CALORIES FOR TRIATHLETES - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 31

    Triathlon, Nutrition, training This is the fifth article in a five week series where we discuss proper nutrition for triathletes. The week focuses on the proper way to calculate caloric needs and set a macronutrient breakdown that maximizes your...

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN FOR TRIATHLETES - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 30

    Nutrition, Triathlon, training This is the fourth article in a five week series where we discuss proper nutrition for triathletes. The week focuses on the importance of protein in the endurance athlete’s diet. Moving forward we’ll share...

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF CARBOHYDRATE FOR TRIATHLETES - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 29

    Triathlon, Nutrition, training This is the third article in a five week series where we discuss proper nutrition for triathletes. The week focuses on the importance of carbohydrate in the endurance athlete’s diet. Moving forward we’ll...

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    4 QUICK AND EASY EXERCISES TO MAKE YOU MORE EXPLOSIVE ON THE BIKE - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 18

    Putting out your best power on the bike requires plenty of force being applied to, and through, the pedals. These four warm-up exercises will help wake up your backside and loosen up your hips so you can be more explosive, safer, and train longer in...

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    THE SINGLE WORST NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION FOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 19

    I hate New Year resolutions. Aside from the fact it’s a failed strategy, I never understood why we need the calendar to change before we start to change. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made resolutions (to “lose weight” for...

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    THE MOST ESSENTIAL SWIM TRAINING TOOLS FOR TRIATHLETES AND HOW TO USE THEM - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 20

    Wow, 20 weeks into this blog already and Ironman Mont Tremblant couldn’t feel further away! My wife asked me this morning if I was doing too much too soon after telling her I had a 90 minute run to do. My response with a slight chuckle, “I...

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    WHAT EVERY TRIATHLETE MUST CARRY ON THEIR BIKE - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 21

    Wind chills hit single digits in Upstate New York this week so forgive me for longing of that first springtime outdoor ride. I should really forget that and move south where it’s outdoor riding season all year long. Alas, we’re stuck in...

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    THE REASONS WHY RUNNING IS THE BEST OF ALL THREE TRIATHLON DISCIPLINES - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 21

    I survived the Upstate New York Blizzard of 2019. It was only a matter of time before it hit, but it still sucks. I’ve grown to dislike snow. It’s odd because I’ve spent 99.9% of my life in parts of the world where it snows and is...

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    THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO ADJUST AND SUBSTITUTE YOUR TRIATHLON WORKOUTS - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 22

    Training plan templates make a hell of a lot of assumptions. Those silly PDFs and app icons assume we have unlimited time to train, zero friends, are unemployed, and that our lives revolve around triathlon. Perhaps that’s you in a nutshell....

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    THE BEST WAYS TO SIMULATE OPEN WATER SWIMMING IN THE POOL - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 42

    It’s open water swim season, hooray! It’s been consistently warm for the past several weeks in my part of the world (Upstate New York), which means the opportunities for practicing in open water are increasing. That’s welcomed news...

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    CONVENIENT WAYS TO MAINTAIN IRONMAN TRAINING WHILE ON VACATION - 52 WEEKS TO MONT TREMBLANT - WEEK 43

    Training for an Ironman shouldn’t dominate your life. It should be a priority, but it doesn’t need to be all encompassing. I’m in Italy for the next two weeks vacationing with family. It’s not ideal in terms of timing with...

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