Training Questions

Reset / Restart Training Plan
Some athletes may ask how to reset or restart their training plan.  The MōTTIV training app prescribes workouts according to what you should be able to do ...
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:20 AM
Triathlon Race Day Nutrition
As triathletes, we train swim, bike, run and strength, but many people forget about the other critical factor in triathlon: nutrition. The nutrition you ne...
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 at 11:12 AM
COVID-19 Pool Closure Help
We've had many questions from athletes asking what to do with their swim workouts in the face of the COVID-19 virus, especially since many public pools...
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:22 AM
When should I start training for a triathlon?
We're often asked how long a person needs to train for triathlons,  That answer always depends. What's your fitness level?  Have you ever tr...
Tue, Apr 26, 2022 at 12:20 PM
What if my bike doesn't have aero bars?
Even if you’re using an $80 Walmart bike, you will benefit from adding clip-on aerobars. A pair of clip-on aerobars will make your total frontal area smalle...
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:39 AM
What size tech paddles should I get?
For drills recommending tech paddles: it's less about the size and more about function. Female athletes should choose the smallest one available. Men s...
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:40 AM
Which heart rate monitor do you recommend?
For any and all endurance-related tech (watches, HR monitors, bike computers,  etc.), check out the DC Rainmaker website. He keeps an up-to-date list of rec...
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:42 AM
Do you recommend getting a triathlon bike or can I use a road bike?
In your first couple of seasons of triathlon, before you're sure whether you plan to stay in the sport long term or not, we recommend a road bike. Road...
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:48 AM
What bike saddle should I use to avoid getting a sore bum?
Step one is to find a saddle that you are comfortable on. You can do this by trying a bunch of different saddles at your local bike shop, to see what feels ...
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:50 AM
How To Cancel Your MoTTIV Training App Membership?
 Step 1: Go to your Manage My Account page       * Login to your MōTTIV training app account.   * Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.  ...
Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 8:57 AM