training

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…

April 3, 2014

Tritheos Podcast #1 – Mike Sayenko Pro Marathoner

Matt interviews pro marathoner Mike Sayenko, who tells us about his spiritual journey and how a relationship with God gave meaning to his running career.  He also discusses how Jesus transformed the face of the entire UW distance team. Listen to this episode Download this episode (right click and save)

March 8, 2014

Northwest Race Report – Impact

Matt discusses Cross-Country ski racing at Cabin Creek, as well as discussing the impact you might have on other athletes. Listen to this episode Download this episode (right click and save)

May 31, 2012

Klamath Falls Training Camp

  Following my trip to Pear Blossom, I immedia tely headed up to Klama th Falls, abou t a 1.5 hour drive eas t.  I was really in teres ted to check ou tthis area of the coun try, seeing tha tis a t medium al ti tude (4200 fee t) wi thou thaving to…