Category: Getting Faster

The 5-Hour PR


Standing on the starting line, we are all cowards. –Alberto Salazar The First and Most Special When I was in grade school, I was the smart kid with cartoonishly large glasses. I was also the scared, little kid, but I would have ridden my bike off a cliff to prove to you that I wasn’t

Position Changes for Shorter Cranks


The benefits of short cranks, particularly for triathletes, have been debated at length. Studies show that crank length may affect maximal power output and oxygen uptake, though efficiency may be more related to pedal speed (i.e. 2π * crank length / cadence). Thus, if you move to shorter cranks and keep your cadence and power

Admit Your Weaknesses


It’s time to admit it. Running is my biggest weakness in triathlon. I’m 30 years old. I started swimming competitively when I was 5 and continued doing so until I was 18. I started running cross country when I was 12 and continued doing so until I was 18 (As an aside, my method of