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2018 Trimarni training plans - NOW AVAILABLE!!

High fives for a successful 2017 racing season! At the end of every season, Karel and I sit down and talk about our coaching methods. We discuss what worked and what didn't work for each athlete and for our athletes as a whole. We evaluate the workouts that most of our athletes benefited from and should be repeated in the upcoming season and what workouts can be discarded. We talk about everything like our education delivery, how we communicate with our athletes, creating the ideal taper week for a half or full distance Ironman, how to best bring our athletes together as a team, the placement of certain workouts and how to keep our athletes healthy, motivated and enjoying the training journey. This discussion allows us to keep learning and so our workouts do not become stale and boring (no athlete likes stale and boring training). We put a lot of thought into our training and although it's a ton of work, we don't repeat the same training after year. This is not lim

Book tour with Dirk Bockel

2008 Olympian 2011 4th Ironman World Championship 2013 Ironman Roth champion - 7:52:01 2014 Asia-Pacific Champion at Ironman Melbourne Raced for Leopard Trek and BMC Pro Triathlon Team Author 27-year triathlon career Recently retired professional triathlete Dirk Bockel will be stopping by Greenville, SC as part of his book tour on December 5th. Dirk will be sharing some of his best triathlon racing stories and answering your training and racing questions, while also promoting his new book package: THE ART OF TRIATHLON TRAINING: A Proven Guide For Your Triathlon Journey.   For most professional athletes, no sporting career is without it's highs and deep, dark lows. Dirk's long sporting career was not without obstacles and setback, along with some memorable highlights. He will be sharing his best lessons learned (and perhaps a few well-kept secrets to athletic excellence). We could not be more excited to hear his tips and stories! Even if you aren't a tr

Are you struggling to fit training into your busy life?

You have big athletic goals for yourself in 2018 but in looking back at 2017, you feel your biggest struggle was lacking the training consistency that was needed to get you to the next level. Whenever a goal-oriented athlete is unable meet daily (or weekly) training expectations, there is a general sense of failure and frustration stemming from missed workouts. Work, travel, family, projects and other life stressors are bound to get in the way of training but you are constantly reminded that consistency fosters success.  In looking back at 2017, be honest with your assessment of what needs improvement in 2018. Is the missing link to your inconsistency better commitment to training or a better designed, smarter training plan?  Now is the perfect time to think about your previous season and what changes, tweaks or modifications are needed to help you be more consistent with training in 2018. It's natural to assume that "not enough" training prevented you from rea

Let's talk (show) FOOD!!!

On Tuesday, we traveled up to Fort Wayne, Indiana to visit my 94-year old Grandpa Joe, my aunt, uncle and cousin and my brother and his wife (and their two babies). It was a lot of fun to be with family. Campy enjoyed his road trip and his Thanksgiving eats. My dad was certainly missed during this holiday but we had plenty of great stories to share about him. Karel and I stayed active during our trip with 2 x 4000 yard swims at the YMCA. Karel ran once on Thursday and I ran on Wed evening (30 minutes) and then on Thursday (10-miles). Tues and Sat were off days from training due to travel. It was nice to change up the training environment but we are happy to be back in Greenville (and back outside on our bikes). As for food - I enjoy a break from my normal eating routine. I find that traveling and the holidays provide such a great opportunity to be inspired by new food creations. I was yumming a lot over the past week and rather than writing out my delicious eating experiences,