Posts by Lance Watson


5 Things This Year’s IRONMAN World Championship Taught Us About How This Race Has Evolved


Making it to the starting line in Kona is never by simple chance. These five takeaways from this year’s event offer some insight into how to get there—and how to succeed during the race.


How to Do a Mid-Season, Single-Sport Focus


It’s never too late in the racing season to fine-tune your weakest discipline. Here’s how to do it while still balancing your triathlon training.


5 Tips to Maximize Your Final IRONMAN Race Preparation


Whether you’ve got time to spare or you’re racing to the start line, proper pre-race planning is essential. Here are the five areas to focus on in order to maximize your IRONMAN race week.


The Double: How to Successfully Complete Two IRONMANS in Three Months


These key workouts and tapering strategies will allow you to make the most of your long-distance fitness and complete more than one IRONMAN within a few months.


10 Indicators That You Are Ready to Expand Your Coaching Business


LifeSport Head Coach and Triathlon Canada Hall of Fame inductee Lance Watson offers 10 indicators that you are ready to expand your own coaching business.

Be Epic: Invigorate Your Training With a Workout Challenge


Adding in a unique workout such as an epic climb or monster swim set, when done carefully as part of an overall training plan, can give you the mental spark you've been looking for.

Those Few Pivotal Minutes: Qualifying for an IRONMAN World Championship


Qualifying for an IRONMAN World Championship race involves a particular formula of self reflection, training execution and race choice—and now's the best time to start your planning.

5 Ways to Become a Stronger Long Course Runner


A strong run leg in a long course triathlon can make the difference between being middle of the pack or making the podium. These five tips from coach Lance Watson will help you increase your ability to run off the bike and make your run a weapon you can rely on.

Preparing for a Hot Race While Training in the Cold


Triathletes racing late season races in hot climates face the challenge of acclimating to the conditions. Coach Lance Watson offers his tips and advice on how you can prepare for warm weather race no matter where you live.

4 Long Course Training Mistakes Triathletes Should Avoid


There are many things a long course triathlete needs to do to be fully prepared on race day. However, there are also several common mistakes that these athletes make. Coach Lance Watson discusses the four most common mistakes he sees that hold athletes back from achieving their goals.

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