Nutrition is often referred to as the 4th discipline in triathlon. As a dietitian/nutritionist, I 100% agree! If you are not optimizing your overall nutrition, you are not optimizing your potential as a triathlete (athlete). One of the most important aspects of sports nutrition is recovery. After
One of the hardest things in racing is finishing an iron-distance race when things go wrong and you are not having a good day. Sunday was one of those days- I competed in Challenge Wanaka on New Zealand’s south island. I’d decided to do the race when my husband and I were planning a New Zealand trip
This week's workout can be done at any point in your season, and will help you get very acquainted with your race and tempo paces. It can be done anywhere, but for the most consistency I recommend doing it on the track. This run is also the perfect opportunity to test new racing flats before a
This week for our workout of the week I figured I would share one that most of the members of the Pro Development Team do on a weekly basis. This session is not particularly taxing however the benefits from it can be great. This workout is what we call the "Technique Trainer." If you are doing this
The FFT Pro Development team is going to begin posting a weekly workout to give everyone an insight as to what workouts we do to compete at the level we do. The plan is to rotate sports each week: ROKA swim set, Computrainer bike workout, and a Newton Run workout. Finally we’ll follow the three
I decided to write this post to possibly bring hope to those triathletes who are currently injured, or who will one day be injured. After my bike crash in April, I scoured the internet (and Slowtwitch) to find people who suffered similar injuries, and all I read were doomsday scenarios. I’m a
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Our program is scientific and periodized, built on a foundation of elite athletic experience and academic knowledge. Armed with an understanding of sports physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, and aerodynamics, and equipped with the experience to apply that knowledge, we generate success. Our racing experience is not limited to professional triathlon. Because we have elite racing experience in each component sport, we have a “breadth-upon-depth” knowledge-base to optimize your multisport performance. Add a decade of coaching in competitive performance-driven team environments and that makes FFT second-to-none in facilitating the fulfillment of your potential.
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