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Julian Dean
Australia & San Diego
Interests: Inspirational stories from triathletes, great triathlon gadgets, new and experimental training techniques.
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One of my passions in coaching and leadership is Transformation. When I work with athletes, I am often always rewarded by witnessing the process of a person becoming healthier, happier, accomplished, energized and aware. What's also encouraging is that I see the athletes circle of friends and love ones also... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
Hello athletes, Our 2015 triathlon training plans are now published on Triathlon Geek. Here are the products available: Sprint Distance - Available for Free is a 12 week Training Plan. Click Here Olympic Distance - 14 week training plan at US$14.95 Click Here Long Course - 18 week training plan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
Race confidence comes with proper preparation. Confidence is earned by the athlete through thoughtful training sessions. Confidence is not given. Even for those with gifted athleticism, one will still have to train effectively to perform well. Training is what makes athletes strong, both mentally and physically. As you work conscientiously... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
From 30 Thoughts for a Victorius Triathlete - Redefine Yourself If you’re saying to yourself “I can’t do that”, it’s time to re-invent your identity. Change your physiological state that will change your identity. Change the way you carry yourself, the way you train, the way you dress. You are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
Never let your ears hear anything negative from your lips. Speaking a negative thought out loud and hearing it in your own ears reinforces a nega­tive belief by two folds. Never say “I’m a slow swimmer, a slower biker or terrible runner” to anyone. It’s a bad habit and you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
Condition Spiritually -“Without mental and spiritual conditioning, even the best conditioned athlete will be limited in his or her performance. Training, rest and nutrition can only take us so far. You need mental, moral and spiritual conditioning to determine and maintain a balanced lifestyle.” This is perhaps one of most... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
From 30 Thoughts for a Victorious Triathlete: “A training journal helps build confidence and mo­tivation. It also helps you feel a sense of accom­plishment. When you’ve completed your workout in accordance to a training plan for the day, it will feel great to log your training. Log how you feel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
You can do absolutely everything right in training – proper technique, nutrition, recovery, having a good coach, etc., but you simply may not make it to the finish line if you don’t have faith. While all of these qualities are pretty concrete, faith is more in the realm of the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
Many of the triathlete’s we know were at one time exclusively a runner, a cyclist, or a swimmer – even some focused only on weight lifting! Then one day a light bulb goes off in their athletic brain, and out of inspiration or even boredom, they somehow gravitate to triathlon.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
If you are a triathlete who lives in a cold climate, then this time of year can be pretty tough. It’s tough on your body because you simply are not training and racing at the same intensity and duration you would be during a warmer time of the year. Less... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
In one of our recent e-mails we touched on the topic of getting in touch with your passion – in this case, triathlon, of course! So why is it so important for you to get in touch with this passion that you have for the sport of triathlon (or as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
As we start heading toward the final hours of 2013, many triathletes will be focused on what’s ahead, looking to make 2014 the year that they plan for their hardest, fastest, and best performances ever. If you have not already targeted a race in 2014, pick up a complimentary race... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
2014 Triathlon Training Plans are now available on 2014 Sprint Distance remain Free for athletes new to the sport. 2014 Olympic Distance: USD$14.75 2014 Long Course (Half Ironman or Long Course):USD$19.95 2014 Ultra Distance (Ironman or iron distance): USD$34.95 There's also a non-competitive training plan for triathlon fitness and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
Step 1: Determine your Resting Heart Rate Resting Heart Rate (RHR) is a person’s heart rate at rest. The best time to find out your RHR is in the morning, after a good night’s sleep, and before you get out of bed. RHR is used to determine one’s training target... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
Release 19 is a challenging training program that will test your limits. It is important to recognize what those limits are if you are new or have not been active for 3 or more months. Make sure you are able to meet the prerequisite listed in the previous page before... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
Here's an inspirational video for a lot of you out there who have written an email to me with an opening line of "I am 40 years of age" and who have asked me if they are too old for Triathlons. Many have since discovered their dormant talent! Watch this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
With athletes training worldwide, here are some sample questions I get: Is it ok to move workouts around for example instead of swimming on Tuesday as in the plan I switch swimming to Wednesday and do the bike on Tuesday? Training programs are key, but it is imperative to stay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
I've posted the 2012 EnergyAustralia Swimming Championships 1500 meter (olympic distance triathlon distance) video here because you can actually learn a lot from it. The long distance races are the best ones to watch as it gives you enough time to observe the current swim techniques used in long distance... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
We're busy working on our Triathlon Fitness Maintenance Plan for non-competitive athletes who want to keep up with their triathlon fitness. As part of this release, I will be including swim tear sheets such as this. It will fit into a sandwich bag (ziplock) so you can bring it to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
A relatively unknown muscle called the Psoas muscle is responsible for lower back pain experienced by many cyclist. The Psoas muscle is attached to the inside of the spine of the lower back. Tightness of the Psoas can result in lower back pain. The Psoas muscle forms part of a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
We are all guilty of it! Almost all soda's have between 32 - 36 grams of sugar and a lot more for lime or lemonade products. Probably means nothing to you unless you've seen what 32 grams of sugar looks like. Check out to and find your fav. sugary... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
No matter where you are in your fitness and endurance level, or what kind of training day or race experience you've had, allow me to take a moment of your time and encourage you. Most athletes train hard to realize their fullest potential, but when you are faced with an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
The highly anticipated Road to Kona issue coveted by many triathletes (also referred to as the RTK issue by insiders) was not bundled with the February Issue of Triathlete magazine. A screw up? Subscribers to Triathlete received the issue at the begining of March, but Road to Kona will not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Triathlon Geek Blogs
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