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April 23, 2020

How to Setup Your Triathlon Swim Training for Massive Swimming Improvements (2020 Case Study)

  Introduction If you’re a triathlete that transitioned from another sport (running, cycling), you’ve probably quickly realized that there is no agreed-upon playbook for how to train for the swim in triathlon.   Should you swim like club swimmers swim? Or does triathlon training necessitate its own brand of swim training?   Nobody really knows. Not even the…

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,…

August 24, 2010

Pain in Placid – Sheeks Ironman Debut

Full Version (short version also available below) For some reason I had the crazy idea to do a full Ironman this year, and with Coach Ben egging me on, a free flight available with Alaska Air, and space available in the race schedule, I decided to go for it this summer when the ministry workload…