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Here we kick off blog number 4 with a swim question about pacing at the start of a triathlon: Q: Is it best to go all out 100% effort at the swim start, even if it involves inadvertently swimming into/over folks, or should we be a bit more cautious and start at a slower pace, maybe over at the side of the big group, where you feel like you can avoid most contact with other swimmers? A: Great question! I feel it really depends on the swimmer’s ability and comfort level. If you’re ...
Posted on 2018-01-12
Our series continues with Question 3. This question is about coming back to the sport of triathlon after a back related injury. Q: When I think of therapy, I think of coming back from an injury. How about coming back from a back injury? A: It really depends on the extent of the injury, what structures/areas were affected, and did the area require a surgical repair? I have worked with an athlete who progressed very well after a spinal fusion. Before surgery this individual worked with physical ...
Posted on 2017-12-09
I know you're not a jet aero plane But you see my baby's waitin' at the station So give me just a little more acceleration Choo choo train…   Yes, needed a little more acceleration after the swim! A decent race to end 2017! Result: 10:34, first AG 30-34, 2nd AG OA, 11th OA Swim: 45:06 (2nd fastest female OA). The swim was great. No complaints when swimming with a current. ;) I started back in the start line a little further than I wanted. I would estimate a good 150 swim...
Posted on 2017-10-03
Triathlon Training Q and A Series with Elite Triathlete and Coach, Morgan Chaffin Here our series of question and answers continues with Morgan. This question pertains to stretching and its relationship to different types and performance. Question #2: How much yoga or stretching, and what types, should be incorporated into triathlon training? A: I always recommend stretching over yoga during the season. Time is often a large factor when training for triathlon, and I want athletes to focus o...
Posted on 2017-09-29
Thanks for joining us!  In the coming weeks, a series of questions about triathlong training will be answered by Morgan. Morgan is an SPT sponsored athlete, elite triathlete, triathlon coach, masters swim coach, and a lecturer at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Here we kick off with Question #1! Q: When working on running speed and distance, do you start at the pace you want to run the full distance at, do you increase your speed as you reach certain distances like 5k, 10k, etc., or do ...
Posted on 2017-09-05
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