Beginner Video Series, Part 7: Triathletes Love Technology

January 2, 2000

Mike Ricci




About 90% of new athletes train in the No Benefit Zone (NBZ), and that wastes precious training time! You can avoid the NBZ by using devices that give you insight into your body’s performance.

We recognize that training by feel and pace are still integral measurements. Beginners, however, have not fully developed their sense of effort yet, and often have trouble distinguishing between hard workouts and recovery workouts without the aid of a training device.

If you want to maximize your training time and get the most of your own ability, you have to watch this video! It’s a crucial step in your training because you need to understand the principles that will help you achieve your goals!

In this video, Coach Mike Ricci will teach you how to use these devices to your advantage.

Let’s get your heart pumping!  Watch the video above.


This is the final video! As we opened this series saying, learning from others is a key way to continue growing in this sport. 

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We look forward to checking in with you from time to time to see how your training is going.  Go get 'em!

Coach Mike Ricci is the Founder and Head Coach for D3 Multisport.  His coaching style is ‘process-focused’ vs. ‘results-focused.’ When working with an athlete, their understanding of how and why they are improving is always going to take precedence over any race result. Yes, there is an end goal, but in over 2 decades of coaching, experience has shown him that if you do the right work, and for the right reasons, the results will follow.

Coach Mike is a USAT Level III Elite Certified Coach, Ironman University Certified Coach, and Training Peaks Level II Certified Coach. He was honored as the USAT Coach of the Year.

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