The C26 Blog

C26 Coaches share their thoughts on training, racing, and life in triathlon.

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The Joy of Sport

By Matt Clark | January 15, 2024

We all relish in the sport of triathlon. There is a special uniqueness to the experience not just on race day, but every day. Every day is an opportunity to…

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3 Easy Ways to Get Ready for Your Next Workout

By Jeremy Scherer | January 3, 2024

Motivation comes and goes for all of us. Some days you feel like you are ready to take over the world like David Goggins, and other days you feel a…

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By Nicki Leo | December 15, 2023

You’ve heard this before: Keep It Simple Stupid (K.I.S.S.). Well, in triathlon, it isn’t any different and yet, so many of us make it more complicated than it needs to…

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Bike Drivetrain Cleaning

By Matt Clark | December 5, 2023

Remember, a clean bike is a fast bike. A drivetrain free of dirt and debris extends the life of your components and gives you a few extra watts on race…

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Pain In The Neck?

By Nicki Leo | November 20, 2023

One of the biggest complaints I hear from new triathletes (and some veterans) is neck pain. What does the neck have to do with triathlon? A lot, as it turns…

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C26 Athletes swimming in lake

Swimming May Suck, But It Doesn’t Have To

By Chuck Knuth | November 1, 2023

It was less than two months before my first 70.3. That morning, I had just aborted a swim workout at 850 yards. A workout that was only 50s and 100s.…

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Returning From an Injury

By Parker Watt | October 20, 2023

If there’s one thing I (unfortunately) have a lot of experience with over the past few years, it’s dealing with injuries. A sacral stress fracture in 2021 less than two…

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Training in the Cold and Dark Winter

By Erin Koerner | October 3, 2023

If you are anything like most of the athletes during the winter months, you are struggling with getting out of bed in the morning to get your training done! It’s…

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Mike with Mattie during recovery

I Still Suck at Recovery

By Mike Tarrolly | May 7, 2020

I’ve done 7 Ironmans in 7 years and I have yet to truly get a handle on the importance of recovery.  Sure, I’ll take naps and over-sleep and skip workouts,…

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Chuck Knuth - IMWI-2019

10 Ways to Keep Triathlon Fun

By Mike Tarrolly | April 7, 2020

This is an accumulation of C26 philosophies and a good reminder for all of us as we go through this lockdown. Good points to keep in mind regarding training, racing,…

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Angela Falcon

Athlete Profile – Angela Falcon

By Mike Tarrolly | April 3, 2020

You are not always going to PR but that does not mean you did not have a successful race.  Many times I’ve felt like I’ve failed but I’ve gained so much more than a PR. 

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Cris Miller

Athlete Profile – Cris Miller

By Mike Tarrolly | March 29, 2020

Injuries are devastating to an athlete. So after my last injury I knew that I needed to make some changes…well, several changes. From what I was putting into my body to strength training.

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