Coach AJ's articles on Beginnertriathlete.com

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photoAs it has finally begun to get warmer I have ramped up the cycling, but I feel like I have no power. Last season it was the opposite. What in the heck is going on?
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photoEvery athlete can benefit from a quick cadence no matter if they are an Olympic distance racer or Ironman veteran. Take the time to work on your cadence and you will see many benefits.
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photoUsing a high-volume schedule for many months is not the best tactic. Build speed and skill several months out, and then transition to a high-volume IM plan.
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photoFour Kona athletes give us their race stories.
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photoWe interview several age-groupers pre-race on their Ironman Kona race thoughts.
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photoIs it best to target one main half-Ironman for the season, along with some sprints and olympics, or is it feasible to train for two half-Ironmans in the same year?
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photoWe interview two age-groupers that are going to Kona this year, both with new families, as to what draws them to the annual race and what sacrifices they had to make along the annual journey.
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photoAltitude training has become a hot topic to increase performance. Since not every athlete can simply relocate to an altitude environment the next question is how can altitude training be simulated?
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photoCoach AJ reviews the Blue FS Carbon mountain bike. A lightweight bike perfect for racing XTERRA triathlons.
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photoDiscussion on rest and on being happy with your performance.
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photoI have a four week gap between the end of my sprint program and the beginning of my Olympic plan. Is it ok to just keep adding the volume needed to begin the Olympic plan?
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photoDiscussions on lactate testing and a training schedule leading up to the Triple T.
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photoMy question is am I playing with fire entering the half marathon this close to my primary goal for this season which is the HIM?
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photoDiscussions on swimming with no pool, IM long bike and run scheduling, the importance of base, finding motivation, Zoot shoes and running gait analysis.
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photoIn this second part, AJ will show you how your training pace and heart rate training zones are setup from the results of your lactate threshold test.
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Coach AJ

USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."