training

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,…

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…

January 1, 2017

2016 Season Highlights

2016 was finally the year where I was able to get back to some serious triathlon training after having a couple seasons where I was competing half-injured.  Not surprisingly, this resulted in much better race performances!  I guess training does work after all!   Early Season I like racing in the spring because I can…

November 19, 2015

Garmin 920 XT vs. Garmin 910 XT Review

  I get asked about my Garmin 920 XT a lot, especially in with athletes I coach wanting to know what tool they should use for tracking their workouts.  These workouts are eventually uploaded to Training Peaks and eventually analyzed by me, the coach.   I’ve found it helpful to compare and contrast the Garmin Forerunner…

January 22, 2015

Northwest Race Report – How to Descend like a Pro

  Download this episode (right click and save)   Show Notes: Want to learn how to descend properly on your road or triathlon bike?  Want to be able to take corners at speed and in control?  This podcast with show notes will be a good knowledge base.  Of course there is not substitute for going out…

December 30, 2014

Using a Control Sheet

Using a Control Sheet We’re deep into the off-season and it’s that time of year when cyclists and triathletes become a little bit more concerned with “infrastructure” improvements.  That is, we start to improve our indoor training space, look for new equipment, sell off the old, and are generally more willing to try new things…