December 11, 2014

By: Mat Steinmetz

Last week I touched on strength training and wanted to elaborate on what I have my athletes doing in the gym.

You can get as fancy with strenght training as you want.  There are no shortages in styles, philosophies, machines, and exercises that you can do.  If you need help with technique or just need to spi...

December 2, 2014

By: Mat Steinmetz

Hopefully everyone did some form of movement in November.  If you didn't, you're only making things harder on yourself once you decide to start training again.  Remember, triathlon doesn't need to be an "on" or "off" endeavor. Maintaining a normal active lifestyle will improve your performance and limit the...

November 26, 2014

By: Ben Waite 

Is there such thing as a bike fit for a short course athlete? A long course athlete?  Do athletes that race both distances change their bike setups depending on the distance of the race?

The Long Course Fit

We constantly hear people talking about what comfort level they expect from their bike fit.  They thi...

November 13, 2014

By: Mat Steinmetz

As I write this, snow is falling and the wind-chill is below zero here in Boulder; not the most motivating of sights for a triathlete.  Limited day light and cold temperatures force most of us indoors-either to train or to the couch.  Unless you plan on relocating, winter isn't going away anytime soon, so i...

November 6, 2014

By: Mat Steinmetz

The offseason can be tricky for athletes. Some  love it, some hate it, some need it, and some stay in it too long. 

I view the offseason as a time to refresh your mind and your body.  It's your time to be a normal healthy person for awhile.  It allows you to get organized, catch up on items that...

October 4, 2014

By: Mat Steinmetz

We have had a great September here in Boulder.  I've been taking the time to get out and ride as much as possible before the weather turns cold.  I really enjoy the times where I'm just getting out the door and enjoying the landscape without thinking about main sets or building race fitness.  Tim DeBoom has...

September 16, 2014

51 Speedshop’s Mat Steinmetz, Dave Ripley and Ben Waite all grew up in Indiana and have a very special interest in the success of Hoosier triathletes.  One of the best triathletes to come from Indiana is Daniel Bretscher.  Although he is only 31, Daniel has been racing at a very high level for over 8 years.  In 2007 he was...

September 13, 2014

I recently did a podcast with Endurance Junkie. Peter asked me a question about my coaching philosophy and I've been thinking more about it.  When I answered the question, I kept it simple, but wanted to elaborate a bit more on the topic.

To be honest, I don't really have a singular philosophy.  I'd call it an adaptable ph...

September 4, 2014

This week's article was originally posted by the Australian crew at First Off The Bike.  The athlete I used as my example was 3x ITU World Champion, Peter Robertson.  After a 4yr retirement and being a former ITU athlete, Peter's experience riding a TT bike was slim to none.  He had to start the process just like any other...

August 28, 2014

By: Dave Ripley

When you show up to a race and you see half the bikes in transition with disc wheels on the back, and the other half without, what goes through your head? Nothing? Maybe it's too windy for a disc? Must be a small person? The course is too hilly?

In reality, if you have the means to do so, you should ride a dis...

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