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ROKA swim
ROKA swim

Seven Great Swim Start Tips

The moment of truth in any triathlon happens[...]

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Mark bike 1995

Tri 101 The Journey

What are sports for you? Are they a[...]

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Mark Karen Mask

Tri 101 Racing Out Of COVID

Racing out of COVID is going to be[...]

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Sunset goals
Sunset goals

Tri 101 Goals

Goals can be small or tall. They can[...]

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Mark silent swim
Mark silent swim

Tri 101 Your Mind’s Perspective

A great race takes so much more than[...]

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Keto header

Tri 101 Diets

Sometimes it’s good to get guidance in crafting[...]

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Eating2

Tri 101: Eating

Now we’ve come to a favorite topic and[...]

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sunset blog

Tri 101: Recovery

Everyone wants to know how hard and long[...]

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Tonal6
Tonal6

Tri 101: Strength

If you are an endurance athlete the focus[...]

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Nice Race2
Nice Race2

Tri 101: Training Intensity Explained

The New Year has passed. The upcoming race[...]

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another sunset

Keeping It Simple: Trust

It’s easy to get stuck into feeling like[...]

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Waves copy

Keeping It Simple: Be Humble

What happens when grand plans get gutted? How[...]

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Beach day Katy
Beach day Katy

Keeping It Simple: Calm Your Nervous System

It’s so easy to get caught up in[...]

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Small daily successes
Small daily successes

Keeping It Simple: Small Daily Successes

Forget the races. Forget the big deals. The[...]

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Consistency2

Keeping It Simple: Consistency

The most dramatic action that can carry you[...]

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can3
can3

Keeping It Simple: Focus On What You Can Do

We all like to have choice. We like[...]

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home workout copy

Keeping It Simple: The Foundation

When big challenges come our way, it can[...]

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FLower blog

Keeping It Simple: Inner Landscape

How’s your inner landscape, the place inside of[...]

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Untitled-1

Keeping It Simple: Life Trajectory

What’s your life trajectory? Not in the immediate[...]

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Sleep computer

Keeping It Simple: Sleep

It’s the unsung hero of health, athletic performance[...]

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Fuel copy

Keeping It Simple: Fuel

Fuel is one of the simplest keys to[...]

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Challenge Yourself
Challenge Yourself

Keeping It Simple: Challenge Yourself

With the pandemic life can feel a bit[...]

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worker3

Keeping It Simple: Know Yourself

You know the adage that says One Size[...]

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Step copy
Step copy

Keeping It Simple: Take The First Step

During COVID most of us are going to[...]

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running outdoor
running outdoor

Keeping It Simple: Move

Life can feel more challenging now than ever[...]

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Feet
Feet

A Can Of Worms

I’m going to open up a can of[...]

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mass swim
mass swim

Racing In A COVID World

We are so close to racing in a[...]

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Masks
Masks

Shelter In Place Day 46

It’s been sixteen days since my last post[...]

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BreatheSmile
BreatheSmile

Shelter In Place Day 30

A month has now passed. As I walk[...]

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No Surfing
No Surfing

Shelter In Place Day 23

Today is Shelter In Place Day 23. However,[...]

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Toilet paper

Shelter In Place Day 21

I’ve been thinking about a few things recently.[...]

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1989 header

Shelter In Place Day 15

The one thing that keeps changing daily is[...]

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30 Rolls
30 Rolls

Shelter In Place Day 11

Like all days since being sequestered in my[...]

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Mark silent swim
Mark silent swim

Shelter In Place Day 7

Shelter In Place Day 7 has come and[...]

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Tired
Tired

Shelter In Place Day 6

Shelter In Place Day 6 has come and[...]

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tough decisions
tough decisions

Shelter In Place Day 5

Today was Shelter In Place Day 5 in[...]

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virus
virus

Shelter In Place Day 4

Shelter In Place Day 4 brought a few[...]

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Shelter-In-Place

Shelter In Place Day 3

It’s Shelter In Place Day 3 in my[...]

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Richard Holstein run Nice
Richard Holstein run Nice

Things You Might Not Know: A Quirky Head-To-Head Battle Nice 1993 (Part 2)

(The head-to-head duel continues from Part 1) It[...]

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Simon victorious
Simon victorious

Things You Might Not Know: A Quirky Head-To-Head Battle Nice 1993 (Part 1)

Head-to-head competition is the ultimate test. One athlete[...]

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Kids race
Kids race

Legends Of The Future: IRONKIDS Les Sables-d’Olonne

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1989 header

Twelve Years Plus Two: My History At The IRONMAN World Championship

Some of you might know a few snippets[...]

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Untitled-7

Things You May Not Know: A Winning Strategy That Nearly Failed IRONMAN 1995

Every top professional athlete has their strategy of[...]

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Things You Might Not Know: A Crash At the Embrum Triathlon In France 1991

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Mark Head Shed Photo
Mark Head Shed Photo

Things You Might Not Know: The Day I Almost Quit IRONMAN

Many of you know of the epic 1989[...]

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Patrick 2018
Patrick 2018

Things You Might Not Know: Why IRONMAN First Offered A Prize Purse

Today it’s just a given that the IRONMAN[...]

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Negresco
Negresco

Going Beyond All Limits: The Nice Triathlon 1983

Going beyond all limits often gets equated to[...]

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Nice at night
Nice at night

The First Ever Nice Triathlon 1982

Creating history is about building something up over[...]

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Promenade des Anglais
Promenade des Anglais

The Epic History Of Triathlon In Nice, France

The Ville de Nice in southern France and[...]

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1984 walk
1984 walk

If I’d Only Had A Coach

I have coached thousands of triathletes over the[...]

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