Chris Bagg has been an actor, cook, teacher, writer, professional triathlete, and coach. He's at his happiest surfing, riding a bike, backpacking, or playing board games. As a coach, his fondest wish is for athletes to achieve their dreams and to find value in those achievements.
In the past decade, something changed in the endurance recreation landscape. As long-distance triathlon finished its journey from the outskirts of sanity to the firm mainstream, those participants who longed for the hardest, longest, strangest challenges began to search outside the swim-bike-run barriers for whatever was next.
I’ve become a curmudgeon of a swim coach late in my triathlon career, so bear with me as I air a grievance. For example, I give my swimmers something simple but hard, the classic 20x100 on 1:30, aiming to hold 1:25 per repeat.
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