The Mary Cain Effect

November 29, 2019

Perhaps you remember an opinion article written a few years ago in the New York Times titled “How The ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works.” Written by Lindsay Crouse, the story celebrated Flanagan’s 2017 NYC Marathon victory. It highlighted her ability to lead teammates within her squad for the betterment and enlightenment of herself and others, while embracing the message that success doesn’t necessarily mean that others need to lose for us to win.  Our gain doesn’t have to be another’s pain; that “power in numbers” always trumps one’s own lonely rise to the top.  This article sparked a wave of female empowerment of “women empowering women” and the infamous “&%*K  Yeah” moment of female success.

Aging Gracefully (In Sport)

October 29, 2019

This past February I did a 3/20 test on the bike.  For those non-QT2 folks reading this, that’s our version of an FTP test.  In other words, ride really hard and see what kind of average power and heart rate you can produce.

The 2019 QT2 Kona Mission Plan Special

October 07, 2019

Because it is KONA-TIME and, for many, the end of the season – we are offering a two-week, limited time offer on our Mission Plans. This promotion will run through October 23rd.  

Choose from the following Mission Plan Offers: 

1. Mission Plan FREE Trial
2. The Mission Plan Bundle

The 2020 QT2 Team Enrollment is OPEN

October 04, 2019

We're not your average triathlon team.  With us, you not only get the standard team benefits (branded race kit, podium shirt, waterbottle, hat/visor, sponsor discounts, access to online resources, etc etc) but you also get personalized coaching and access to Registered Dietitians through our brand, The Core Diet.  

If that's not enough - did you know ALL team athletes are eligible for our Cash Race Bonus Program ($10,000 for the 2020 season). This is both performance AND team event participation (camps & key races) cash payout program for all team members. Boooyeah! 

In Defense of the "Off Season"

September 30, 2019

Are you considering extending your tri season? Read this post by Coach Taylor.

Triathlon Racing: Something For Everyone

September 14, 2019

Choosing a race: go big or go home, right?! All or nothing is a pretty typical mindset of a lot of endurance athletes. If you’re attracted to the sport of triathlon, you are a driven individual – this isn’t something you HAVE to do, it’s something you get to do for FUN. So why in the world would one put their bodies through the daily stress of preparation?! Because you are naturally driven. You like to strive for a goal, achieve, and feel that sense of accomplishment.

FLATLANDERS BEHOLD! You too, can race a hilly course!

August 30, 2019

Congratulations! You just signed up for a beautiful, scenic, mountainous triathlon or bike race! All you can imagine are cool mountain breezes, the scent of pine trees, wispy clouds behind a mountain range and maybe the sound of a rushing, rocky stream. 

SCRRRREEEECHHHH! BUT WAIT JUST A DARNED MINUTE! Oh no! You live in Florida? Texas? Or some other place, that is as flat as that table your laptop was sitting on when you registered for this get-up?!

A Case For Riding In The Rain

August 20, 2019

Read Coach Molly's Zahr's case for training outside in adverse conditions, and how it made her race at Ironman Ireland!

The Wilderman Triathlon And The Story Of A Pesky Beaver

July 23, 2019

In July of 2018, 4 of us stood in Lake Placid, NY, watching the Ironman and discussing a little race called “Wilderman”. I had never heard of Wilderman.  But it sounded intriguing: an off-road iron distance race – 2.4 mile swim, 111 miles of mountain/gravel biking and a 27+ miles “on foot”.  

Strength Training For Triathlon

July 10, 2019

Unsurprisingly, triathlon both creates strength imbalances, and exposes them.  It creates imbalances because we’re doing the same motions over, and over, and over, and over, and over…  And then it exposes strength imbalances in a couple ways: many injuries/pains are the result of muscle weakness/imbalance, and many performance limiters have their root in muscle strength/functionality.