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Have a Bad Race or Training Session?

How Successful Endurance Athletes “Flip the Script” on Negative Self-Talk This article was co-authored by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC and Maria Simone of No Limits Endurance Coaching It’s normal to have negative self-talk after a bad workout or race – It’s only human.  It’s just impossible to think “happy thoughts” all the time.  In fact, it can sometimes be counterproductive because forcing ourselves to do so can be a form of denial and prevent us from truly addressing our concerns.   Successful athletes are able to quickly “flip the script” and reframe their thinking.  When we can reframe our thinking,… Read More »

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Jogger’s Nipple? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Learn to prevent one of the most common issues among runners: “jogger’s nipple.” From toe blisters to cracked lips, runners encounter a host of bodily issues. These problems come in all sizes and often require adequate care and attention, especially among long-distance runners. Jogger’s nipple is one of those issues that frequently crops up. Also known as runner’s nipple, or by symptoms like nipple chafing or nipple bleeding, this abrasive skin irritation can become a serious problem that shouldn’t go ignored. Jump to: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment | Prevention           View this post on Instagram… Read More »

Triathlon Transition Tips: How to Improve Your Speed and Set-Up

Triathlon Transition Tips: How to Improve Your Speed and Set-Up

The ‘transition’ is often referred to as the “fourth discipline” of triathlon, and not without reason! Many beginner and novice triathletes alike can lose significant time faffing around with shoes, helmets, wetsuits, and drinks, and those precious seconds can make all the difference when it comes down to the results! So, here are our top triathlon transition tips to help you improve your speed and overall set-up, like a pro: 1. Memorize Your Area First and foremost, you need to know exactly where in transition your bike and gear are going to be located when you run in. Rehearsing the… Read More »

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The Would, Should, & Could Paradox: How Self-Judgment Sets Us Up for Failure

This article was contributed by coaches Maria Simone of No Limits Endurance Coaching and Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. Endurance athletes are great at setting goals and expectations.  But sometimes, those expectations can be self-defeating.  As coaches, we often see post-workout comments like “I would have gone faster if it had not been so hot”, “this should have felt easier than it did”, and “I could have had a better race, but it just wasn’t my day”.  When we “would, should, and could” on ourselves in this way, it blocks our progress and sets us up for failure.  It leads to… Read More »

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Have a Crappy Workout? Here Are 6 Reasons Why

This article was contributed by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. There are no “bad” workouts.  Let me explain.  Some workouts just feel like they went wrong, but we often are still benefiting from the effort in terms of training progression and adaptation.  But the truth is it happens to all of us from time to time.  Our training is on track, and we are being super consistent.   Then we have that workout that just doesn’t come together.  We don’t feel the energy, and we can’t hit the watts on the bike or pacing for our track session.  When… Read More »

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Practicing Pain and Suffering

This article was contributed by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. What?  Why would we practice pain and suffering?   There’s no way to sugarcoat it – suffering is a necessary part of endurance sports.  Whether we’re swimming, cycling, or running long distances, there will come a time when the going gets tough, and we have to push through some intense exertional pain.  And if we want to be successful in endurance racing, we need to learn how to experience the exertional discomfort, especially in the late miles of a race.   Yes, it’s difficult to accept that we must learn… Read More »

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Can I Workout With COVID? A Coach’s Perspective

This article was contributed by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. There is no doubt that COVID has impacted endurance sports – athletes, coaching, and events. Since 2020, COVID-19 has touched every aspect of the industry. Last week, I was on a call with several coaches from across the U.S. One coach said that 60% of his athletes had or have COVID. And many other coaches report a high number of athletes being diagnosed with the illness. The numbers are staggering, and how an athlete manages COVID could impact how quickly they can come back to the sport.  So, what do you… Read More »

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The Science Behind The Bike to Run Transition

This article was written by and originally published at As every triathlete knows, the bike to run transition can be a son of a motherless goat. A seasoned runner can be humbled to a shuffle as muscles recalibrate to different movement patterns. In this article, we are going to explore some reasons for this and some practical applications for your training to help improve T2.   Physiological Changes Triathlon running is known to be much harder than stand-alone running at the same speed. Oxygen consumption (V̇O2), respiratory frequency, ventilation rate, and heart rate are all increased especially during the… Read More »

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Consistency. The Key to Success.

This article was contributed by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. As an endurance performance coach, I talk about the power of consistency in training with my athletes every chance I get. And I am not alone. Most coaches do. But for the busy age group athlete, finding consistency in training can sometimes be a challenge. Missing one or two workouts a month usually is not an issue. But missing one or two a week… well, that can create real setbacks in our training and goals. “Missing one or two workouts a month usually is not an issue. But… Read More »

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Swim Tubing Drill from 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina

The Tubing Drill, demonstrated in the video below by 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina, is a highly-effective out-of-the-pool swimming drill that can help you generate a more fluid, powerful catch in your freestyle stroke. Be sure to check out the second video below that focuses on the diagonal phase of the tubing drill. This drill is just one of many transformative swimming drills that Sheila offers in her book Swim Speed Secrets. These are just a couple YouTube videos that underscore this competitive swim training movement. Visit to find more great drills and insights to improve your swim. Also check out some… Read More »

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