Triathlon

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…

September 12, 2016

Scott T2 Palani 2.0 Running Shoe Review

  Review from Pro Triathlete Matt Sheeks   The Scott T2 Palani 2.0 may be just the ticket for you if you want a lightweight training shoe that is up to virtually any task.  Shelby from Run 26, a local running shoe store in my area, gave me these shoes to test out, and they…

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…

September 12, 2015

God and Triathlon Part I

by Matt Sheeks   We live in a “how” culture, and you may notice that many questions triathletes ask revolve around “how?” How do I improve my power on the bike? How do I pull more water?  How do I develop a forefoot plant?  Perhaps “what?” is just as popular a question, such as, “what…

June 24, 2013

Ironman Couer d’Alene Bike Setup

I have been working on pretty much have the sweetest bike set-up imaginable for Ironman and was stoked to do a little dry run today at Ironman Couer d’Alene.  An injury kept me from training during the crucial final weeks before the race, so I did the swim, bike, and 12 miles of the run,…

January 31, 2013

Two Wheel Drift

USAT Winter Nationals The USAT Winter Triathlon Nationals is a not-too-often compilation of three sports: running, mountain-biking (in the snow no less), and cross-country skate skiing.  You would be lucky to find one of these events in your state per year.  I tried my luck in the 2009 Nationals event in Bend, OR, and got…

October 20, 2012

The Way She Goes

Ironman Canada– August 26 Canadawas supposed to be my “A” race for the season.  Hah!  I t’s funny how things work ou twhen you don’ t expec tthem (S t. George) and don’ t work ou twhen you plan for them to (Canada).  My nu tri tion definitely did not work ou t for the…

October 19, 2012

What a Cluster

We did it!  A phrase Andrew Fast and I coined has finally become the name of a nation-wide flavor of ice cream.  I knew it was only a matter of time with the vast quantities of ice cream I consume!  “What a Cluster” is not only delicious, but accurately describes my racing exploits and those…

June 27, 2012

Kind of a Big Deal

Everywhere I travel, there seems to be an odd fascination with one man.  His picture is all over the wall or the fridge; this is how I am tipped off that people are thinking and talking about this guy a lot.  It’s not Crowie or Macca, the Raelerts, Andy Potts, or the Brownlee brothers.  He’s…