April    Coaching Newsletter    vol. 1
Welcome to my first of many newsletters geared for my athletes!  
In this newsletter you'll find; information and things going on with     
Big Pistachio, tips on training, discount codes to retail items and races, and tidbits that I deemed worthy of sharing!  
Thank you in advance for reading!
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Muscle Oxygenation: The missing piece of training.
Knowing how hard your muscles are working is critical for making real-time training improvements. Oxygen is the central piece of energy production which makes muscle oxygenation (SmO2) the most important real-time metric possible. SmO2 represents the continuous balance between the supply and demand of oxygen in the muscles that shows exactly how they're producing and using energy. 
Knowing this puts all the other metrics you're already tracking, like heart rate, power, and pace into perfect focus-transforming that data from trackable into actionable. 

Book your appointment now for a BSX LT test on either the treadmill or smart trainer. 
Looking for some 1-on-1 training or small group? I am now taking appointments for workouts out of the studio. You don't have to be a triathlete or on the Big Pistachio Racing team. I am here to help all athletes at all levels. Lots of available time slots from early morning to late afternoon.  Let me know what you are looking to accomplish and we'll set a great plan up for you. 
  • Have you had your sites on a Wahoo Kickr, but don't want to put that kind of cash into it?
  • Don't have space for a Smart Trainer in your home, but really like the idea of working with Power?
  • Or you just want to try the Kickr before you buy one?
Well, now you can rent time on the Big Pistachio Kickr!  

Just bring your bike, shoes, heart rate monitor and a killer workout is on it's way.  I'll provide the Kickr, music, water, fans, towels and entertainment via Netflix, Youtube or your choice of music playlist. If you've been itching to try Zwift or another online training program, we can log into it and let you try a program as well. See what all of the fuss is about for a fraction of the cost.  
See pricing above, and make your appointment asap. 


To my athlete and teammate Zack Perry for racing and completing his first ever 70.3 at Ironman 70.3 Texas in Galveston this past weekend.  Great job!  Now onward to Vineman!  Woot!!

New Athlete Welcome! 

I want to welcome a new athlete to my coaching group.  Carmen Williams!  She lives in California and will be training with me to run the New York Marathon on November 6th!
Training Peaks Tip of the Month: Goal Setting How-To-Video!
Click the Training Peaks Logo to watch! 
Always seem to have that big To Do List and your workouts have a hard time getting done? Here are a few tips that will help you organize your day.
and another list....
1. Set your alarm on your phone to get up and going on your workout.
2. Pack you workout bag the night before and set it on top of your car keys.
3. Set goals for each workout in your Training Peaks (see video above), this will give more meaning to your workouts.
4. Remind yourself everyday that you have a goal, to do something extraordinary and only doing the work will make that goal and dream come to fruition. 

Treadmill Workouts
by Erin Truslow

Get Fitter, Stronger & Faster. Over 30 treadmill workouts that will keep you engaged, along with tips, drills and more.

 Now available on iTunes ebooks for only $6.99
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