Posts by Carrie McCusker


How to Train for a SwimRun Event Like the ÖtillÖ


This Swedish-born event is gaining traction in other countries, including the U.S. Here’s how to properly prepare and train for your first SwimRun event.


Transition Clinic Part 2: Mastering T2 (Bike to Run)


Focus on these three key areas through regular practice in order to master your T2 and head out onto the run as strong as possible.


Transition Clinic Part One: Mastering T1 (Swim to Bike)


By knowing your course, practicing your transitions and keeping your setup simple, you too can master T1 and shave valuable minutes off your finish time.

Caffeine: How it Works For and Against Your Performance


Plenty of athletes rely on caffeine to help power them through their busy schedules. Studies show that coffee can have positive health benefits, but there are caveats to just how much and how often you should hit that Starbucks.

Nordic Skiing 101 For the Triathlete or Cyclist


Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the snow for Nordic skiing, which is both a whole body strength workout and great cardiovascular exercise. Here's the 4-1-1 on how to get started.

The Time is Now: Build Your Season to Spark Your Motivation


These three deliberate steps will ensure your 2017 racing season is consistent, successful—and most of all fun.

Tracking Cadence, Heart Rate, and Pace While Running


Coach Carrie McCusker explains how tracking cadence, heart rate and pace allows for better pacing, efficiency, form, and economy, and will help you train and race more intelligently.

4 Reasons to Own a Power Meter


Many cyclists and triathletes have turned to power meters to help them improve. If you're still not sure about how a power meter can help you, these four reasons from coach Carrie McCusker will help you understand the value they provide.

4 Steps for Masters Athletes to Train Effectively


For masters athletes, balancing training time with the rest of life can be difficult. These four steps can help you stay on track to meet your goals while not sacrificing other parts of your life.

3 Recipes for Increased Recovery


Recovering well from a workout is as important as the workout itself. The need to get in the right nutrients is the same whether you prefer whole foods or smoothies. These three recipes will help you replenish your system to be ready for the next workout.

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