Meet Coach Antonio Vega

Even though the running bug didn’t bite Antonio Vega until his senior year of high school, his late start into the running scene didn’t keep the University of Minnesota graduate from grabbing All-American honors while there and then going on to become a National Champion in 2010. In 2012, Antonio joined forces with Zoom Performance …


Training for Cyclocross

Training for Cyclocross If road racing is a fringe sport in America, cyclocross is the red-headed stepchild of bike racing. It requires some varied talents and it favors hard men. While I never would advocate skimping on training, there are ways to make cyclocross a little smoother while you are building your fitness. One of the larger challenges …


Meet Coach Alex Libin

Getting things done and doing them well is no new concept to recent college graduate, professional triathlete, and Zoom Performance coach Alex Libin. Though he is a new transplant to the Colorado Springs area, this Des Moines native is making waves in the triathlon pro ranks in just his first year as a professional. We sat …


Meet Coach Andrew Carlson

Though new to Zoom Performance, Andrew Carlson is not new to the national running scene. A high school state champion, three-time All-American at the University of Minnesota, two-time USA National Champion, and current Team USA Minnesota runner, no one can argue with his resume. Besides his passion for going fast, Coach Andrew has the educational …


Seven Tips for Efficient Transitions

Seven Tips for Efficient Transitions Whether the Hy-Vee Triathlon is your first race or your twenty-fifth, every triathlete knows that sprinting into the transition area can be one of most hectic and stressful situations in a race. The last thing any athlete wants is all their training to be for not by having excessively long …


Recovery: The "Easy" Part of Training

As you head into the heart of the racing season, your body will start to accumulate fatigue which can influence your performance in negative ways. Here are few tips for maximizing your recovery from day-to-day and week-to-week.   Get adequate rest. This means sleeping at night and interspersing your training with appropriate rest days. Too many days in …


Cycling: The Art of the Attack!

With race season in full swing, now is an appropriate time to discuss the intricacies of attacking. Whether you are a serious racer or just want to put the hurt on your friends during the weekday group ride (or Sunday morning coffee shop ride), it is critical to remember a few key points in order …


Expect Epic Results from an Epic Training Experience

Expect Epic Results from an Epic Training Experience Most triathletes are familiar with the idea of a destination race, but what about destination training?  The destination training “spring season” for 2013 may be wrapping up, but maybe it’s something you will want to consider for early summer 2013, or spring 2014.  Here are some advantages …


Spring Speed!

Spring Speed! Looking to have a break out racing season or trying to figure out the best way to improve your marathon PR?  A lot of the time, athletes get to comfortable in training for longer distance road races.  There seems to be a tendency to stray away from the shorter races with fear of …


Strength Training: Three Reasons to Hit the Gym

Strength Training: Three Reasons to Hit the Gym Endurance athletes already deal with a full training schedule in addition to their professional, personal, and home lives. When it comes to adding strength training sessions to the mix, many athletes feel their time is better spent with swim/bike/run than in the gym. Let’s look at why …

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