On January 13th of this year, I T-boned a tree skiing, and snapped my left femur clean in half. While I sat waiting for Ski Patrol to come rescue me, I recall thinking that I'd be lucky to walk normally this year, let alone race in Kona. After a major sugergy and six months of physical therapy
It's been a busy few days since the Hy-Vee Triathlon this past Sunday. From traveling back to Chicago and Cincinnati after the race and then getting ready for my trip to Seattle and London, there hasn't been much free time to sit down and write a race report. Last week Amanda and I left for Chicago
I remember why I love this sport! Throughout the year I at times struggle balancing the multi-sport lifestyle. It’s a commitment doing triathlons, and requires sacrifices. But, it’s introduced me to many friends, provided me countless experiences, and taught me many lessons that can be applied
For the third year in a row, I spent my Labor Day weekend in the heartland of America: Des Moines, Iowa. After a 3rd place finish in 2011 and a disappointing 7th place in 2012, I returned in 2013 to win a race that I had not yet conquered. In my Olympic distance career, I have won
Lake Placid is a special place for quite a few reasons. It was my very first Ironman back in 2010. I have a spectacular experience, with family and great friends there to cheer me on (see commemorative photo, below), and ended up setting the amateur course record. Since that time, Chris and I have
Triathletes never want to settle. We have ambitious, achieving personalities, and are constantly seeking to push the envelope. Go, go, go. But the ingredient that converts hard work into a successful performance is rest. But resting means we're not working out. And not working out means we're losing
FFT is a leading triathlon, cycling, and endurance sports coaching organization for individuals and teams nationwide. Operating from hubs in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and Madison, Wisconsin, FFT partners with local elite-athlete coaches to combine their hard-earned experience and knowledge with a high-yield, periodized and scientific training system that has proven time and time again to produce results.
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.
We believe that great coaching stems from a love of athletics combined with great people skills and knowledge. For us, that knowledge must be informed by experience. It is mandatory that our coaches are seasoned elite athletes-coaching is an art as well as a science. There are simply too many nuances, complexities, and subtleties that cannot be learned from sitting in a weekend clinic or reading a book; true insight can only be gained by doing, failing, and succeeding. We’ve been there; we know what it takes.
Most athletes drop the better part of an hour off their time in their first season with FFT. And these athletes aren’t novices; they range from upper-level age groupers to professionals. The balanced training plan makes FFT athletes faster at any distance from sprint to Ironman.