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February 14, 2019

How to Improve Athletic Performance by Getting Better Sleep Quality with James Swanwick

James Swanwick of Swanwick Sleep joins me on this episode of Northwest Race Report to explain how we endurance athletes can all improve our athletic performance by getting better sleep quality.  James has a couple silver bullets, including (don’t hate us!) eliminating alcohol from our diets. You can learn more about the 30-day no-alcohol challenge at https://30daynoalcoholchallenge.com/ He’s…

January 30, 2018

Kayla Kobelin Interview: How to Go Pro Your First Year As a Triathlete If You’ve Never Swam Before and Don’t Own a Bike

In this episode of Northwest Race Report, Matt Sheeks interviews Kayla Kobelin, who recently qualified to go pro in triathlon at the 2017 Ironman Louisville.  In part I, Kayla discusses her athletic history and how she developed a passion for triathlon.  Then, Matt and Kayla talk about her training prior to joining up with Matt,…

September 26, 2017

Repent About Repentance #4 – Repentance and Ignorance

    What is the relationship between Repentance and Ignorance?   With several occurrences of the word “ignorance” being employed in close proximity with the terms “repent” and  “repentance” in the Bible, any serious student of the Bible would want to examine the connection between the two.  That is the goal of this installment in…

June 12, 2017

In-Depth Zoot Prophet 2.0 Wetsuit Review

By Matt Sheeks, Pro Duathlete and Triathlete.   Today we’re going to go through a quick review of the Zoot Prophet 2.0 Wetsuit which has been one of my favorite wetsuits!  I can tell you that after racing in the professional field for 2 years with this suit, it has held up really well.  To…

May 31, 2017

How to Train Smarter – New Triathlon Training Guide

  I’m excited to announce the new release to my Triathlon Training Quickstart Guide.   I’ve compiled the best training principles from the greatest running, cycling, and triathlon coaches of all time, then condensed it down into a handy triathlon training “quickstart” guide which you can download in pdf format.     What’s in the…

March 14, 2017

Garden of Life Organic Energy Drink Review

  By Matt Sheeks, Pro Duathlete and Triathlete   Today I’ve got with me some Garden of Life Sport Energy and Focus Drink. This is a new product for Garden of Life. This is Garden of Life’s answer to a pre-workout or energy drink. What they’re trying to do is create a more natural, organic,…

February 4, 2017

Best Treadmills of 2017

Here in La Grande we haven’t seen much dry pavement the entire winter!  Most of the time the roads are compact snow and ice.  This can make running dicey, and sometimes you feel like it’s a toss up to go for the improved fitness and run outside or stay inside and ensure you don’t hurt…