Tugs Athletic Club Training Page

The Thirteen Principles of the Tugs Training Program. Sometime Tugs-T-Shirt.com coaches will provide videos and writings on each Tugs training principle.

Training Principles

  • 1. Get your ass out of bed

    First and most difficult

    Train Early

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  • 2. Set a goal

    Have a purpose and motivation

    Find an event

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  • 3. I aint got time


    Number 1 excuse to not train

    Time Management

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  • 4. Core

    Center of Gravity

    Gut, Flexibility

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  • 5. Variety is the spice of life


    Vary workouts, cross train, and most of all have fun

    Try these workouts

    Jack LaLanne Challenges Weights

  • 6. Science

    Test Tube

    Larson versus Warren

    If you want to know

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  • 7. Equipment, technique and training tips - Swim - Bike - Run

    From the Tugs Athletic Coaches and others

    Original Tugs Triathlon video, made in the early 1980's with Tom Warren coaching the swimming segment, Mike and Audrey Levonas the cycling segment, and Mac Larson the running segment. Also, a good bike training tip from Dan Rock.

    Dano Cycling Tip

    Tom Warren Swimming Part 1 Part 2 Levonnas Bike Mac Running Tips

    Murph Tips Cycling Tips




  • 8. Eating


    Its 75% of the battle

    What works

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  • 9. Logs

    Diaries, Logs, and Blogs

    The Ironman Triathlon swim is based on the 2.4 mile Waikiki Rough Water Swim (WRS). Tugs-T-Shirt.com delivery boy Pat Clancey gives the race a try. Read his training log and swimming experiences for the race. Keep up with with Pat's current training log.

    Pat's 2011 Training Log WRS Training Log WRS Photo Gallery

  • 10. Carbine Williams

    Ever see the movie?

    If you see the movie,  you will know all there is know about this principle.

    Carbine Williams the Movie

  • 11. F U


    A must

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  • 12. Test


    See what Tom Warren has to say on the Tugs Summer Sales Commercial

    How will you ever know

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  • 13. Spider Sense



    Know where you are and be wary of danger

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