Race day is the big event for triathletes and the time when we get to put all our hard training to the test. Just like training, where swim sets are religiously repeated on the clock, kilometres and power are recorded on the bike and run intervals hit to the nearest second, race day needs to be executed in a similar fashion. It’s not just a case of turn and let the day unfold, it’s about being prepared and setting everything up to allow you to get the most on the day based on your training and preparation.
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Matt Dixon discusses the recent program launches, the underpinning concepts of the programs, and touches on the purplepatch view of an athlete's pe
Many of us plan those weekly hours where we nail ourselves in the name of triathlon, but it’s rare that we properly plan our recovery.
Every athlete knows recovery is essential, but Ryan Hall seems to be living it. At the Boston and Chicago marathons in 2011, as well as the Jan.
Check out this February's Men's Journal article featuring Matt Dixon coaching the author on his 6 week challenge to improve his hill biking.
This tends to be the time of year that we face many training challenges and, beyond the short days and inclement weather that can be bothersome, a
In his next installment of contributions to first off the bike, Matt addresses the question of ‘race weight’.
If balance has been the secret to Meredith Kessler’s breakthrough to elite status in triathlon, she’s not kidding about having to work for it. Kessler, a former investment banker turned Ironman star, is as afraid to miss sending out a birthday card as she is to miss a workout.