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In this triathlon coaching teleseminar from the Rock Star Triathlete Academy at https://rockstartriathlete.com, triathlon coaches Ben Greenfield and Kerry Sullivan answer listener questions, including:
James – Murfreesboro, TN –
Isn’t colloidal silver kind of a dangerous chemical, because it’s known to cause argyria (blue skin)?
I’m frustrated with the age group starts. I’m in the 45 – 55 range (hiding my identity) and normally finish in the top percentage of my age group and have a few top 3 finishes. We start though sometimes an hour or more after the first groups and I’m been involved in a tri where the organizers were handing out awards before the latter groups finished. I do 5 – 6 tris a year and always try to do a large event every year, but I’m getting more frustrated every year. My questions: 1) Is there a way before I spend money for a tri to know if there are large start groups instead of the two hour waits for the start. 2) Is the age group start mandated by USAT or is it strictly up to the organizers. Thanks.
Patrick – Smyrna, TN –
I plan to test my run LTHR at a New Year’s Day 5k. More than likely the race will take me no longer than 24 minutes (hopefully less!). Knowing that a run LTHR test takes 20 minutes for your HR to, say, normalize, is it reasonable to assume my HR has time to level out 2-4 minutes in to a race?
Kent Buckson – Rehoboth Beach, Delaware –
What are your thoughts on speedplay pedals compared to some of the other pedals on the market? I have been using speedplay pedals for several years and have nothing negative to say. However I was wondering if a different pedal might be better.
Todd – Calgary –
Hey Ben and Kerry, Have you ever had a case of saddlesores? Any recommendations for a quick recovery, and how to avoid them? I do all the usual things like changing quickly and chamois cream on the shorts, but sometimes still get them after longer efforts on the bike.
Bobbie – Littleton –
my feet are still wrecked from the November 22nd Tempe Ironman. I still have huge chunks of skin peeling off the heals. I used a large quantity of vaseline to help on the run and I wore individual toe socks. Any idea to help reduce or remove this problem. This is the 2nd time this has happened, shoes were broken in and fit perfect.
Eric – Norfolk –
What are the effects of alcohol on fitness for someone who drinks very rarely but will possibly drink “too much” on special occasions?
scott – brown deer –
I finished Bens off season workout about 1/2 hr. ago. It was good! What gear should I be in for the 1 legged drill? Does it matter?
C.C. – Rockville –
Would you discuss measures that unlimited-time athletes can incorporate throughout the day to enhance recovery between workouts, absorb training, prevent injuries, etc. Sort of a dream training day if the best recovery score was the goal.
Joe – Pasadena –
What is your recommendation on running, swimming, and biking daily? Should I break it apart and run on Monday’s and swim on Tuesday, and so forth?
scott stauske – brown deer, wi –
My Dominator program starts on Sunday. My weakness is the bike. Is there a way of knowing if my pedal stroke is efficient or is it just a matter of time in the saddle? I’m resigned to a trainer for the next 3 months so I have time for lots of drills!
Ben – Broomfield, CO –
I’m doing my first IM in July and would like to continue racing – mtn bike and tri – the remainder of the season. How long should my recovery take from the IM, and which discipline will take the longest to recover from?
Patrick – IL –
Im approaching 60 and want to stay competitive. Continue to work on technique in all events. What do you recommend on how I can best keep DROPPING my time on the run?
Bob Farrell – Berwick Maine –
I’m planning on starting 6 months of triathlon training in mid March. The training I’m doing suggests doing the prep, base and build in 4 week blocks and taking the last week off. Due to my schedule, I plan on training as much as I can during the week, since I will miss 1 to 4 days a week. Will this work?
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