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How To Lose Weight While Training

Posted by: on August, 3 2017

Found on Triathlete.com Q: When training for a race, your goal should not be solely weight loss. You need the right balance of nutrients to fuel your workouts without compromising performance. So drop no more than 1 percent of total body weight per week to preserve lean mass and performance—and don’t get discouraged if the […]

A Poor Diet Will Affect Performance – Even If You Look “Fit”

Posted by: on August, 3 2017

Found on Triathlete.com  How does a poor diet affect performance if it doesn’t make me gain weight? A: A daily diet of pizza, cookies and Ben & Jerry’s (read: processed foods high in sugar and trans fat and low in fiber) affects more than your waistline—your lung capacity and immune system may suffer even if […]

The Great Leg Shave Debate

Posted by: on August, 2 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Holly Bennett Is less really more when it comes to men’s leg hair, or is shaving merely a vanity ploy borrowed from cycling? We checked in with a proponent on either side of the leg-shaving debate to better understand both the nude and au naturel stance. Grin and bare […]

5 Ways You Can Eat Healthy On The Cheap

Posted by: on August, 2 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede Just because you’re crunched for money doesn’t mean you can’t eat well.  Follow these tips to fuel your body and not break the bank. Embrace Meal Prep Plan a week’s worth of meals on Sunday—whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, some, or all three. Planning and prepping […]

NYC Marathon Giving Away 95 Free Entries

Posted by: on August, 2 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Meghan Roos The official sponsor of the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon, Michelob ULTRA, announced today that it will grant 95 athletes the opportunity to compete in this year’s marathon free of charge. Participation for the NYC Marathon is very competitive: most runners needed to meet the race’s […]

13 Tips For The Aging Runner

Posted by: on August, 1 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Gail Hughes A wealth of documentation proves that running well into Grand Masters age categories brings far more benefits to the body than risks, particularly since the reality of degeneration is inevitable. Running can delay and reduce many of the impacts of aging in exponential measure. A Stanford University study […]

I Stopped Weighing Myself, and This is What Happened

Posted by: on July, 17 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Christina Bonnington for Bicycling When a cyclist ditches the scale for a month, it’s more than her weight that changes. Normally, I hit the scale each morning as part of my daily routine. I’m not desperately trying to lose a few pounds, but rather maintain my weightand identify trends […]

Bachelorette’s Shawn Booth Headed To Ironman

Posted by: on July, 17 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by A.C. Shilton Shawn Booth could see the car coming at him head-on. It was a Dodge Ram pickup, the kind of massive truck that doubles as a battering ram in an accident. Booth wrenched the wheel of his Grand Cherokee in a last-ditch effort to avoid the car. It […]

Porta-Potty Etiquette For Runners

Posted by: on July, 12 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke You guys, we need to have a talk about what you’re doing in the bathroom. Not about the technicalities—there are enough articles about how to poop before a race and how to not poop during a race. There’s plenty of handy resources about using your pee color […]

How Many Weeks Do You Really Need To Train For A Marathon?

Posted by: on July, 10 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jason Fitzgerald The marathon is a difficult distance—there’s no doubt about that. At 26.2 miles, it is considered the most difficult road race because of its sheer length. That distance creates more muscle trauma (including your heart!), higher levels of fatigue, and greater damage to the endocrine system than […]

10 Mental Health Benefits of Running

Posted by: on July, 10 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Candice Rasa “If you’re feeling stressed out, lace up those running shoes and take them for a spin.” So goes the accumulated wisdom of studies on how running can reduce stress. But the other mental health benefits of this ancient sport may be less familiar—and potentially even stronger motivation […]

Patience In Training Pays Off In The End

Posted by: on June, 29 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jeff Gaudette It’s not always about how hard and fast you can go in a workout. In the vocabulary of a runner, patience is a dirty word. Runners always want to run faster, run more miles, and crush their personal bests, and they want it now. To be more […]

Bear Kills Teen In Trail Race

Posted by: on June, 20 2017

Associated Press, Monday, June 19th ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Patrick Cooper had already turned around after reaching the halfway point in a popular mountain race in Alaska when he somehow veered off the trail and became lost. That’s when the 16-year-old Anchorage boy encountered the black bear that would take his life in a rare […]

Avoid Being “That Guy” at Your Next Race

Posted by: on June, 8 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by M. Nicole Nazzaro Learn from the two viral faux pas at this year’s Boston Marathon and the experiences of a long-time race director. It’s the modern equivalent of writing “I will not behave badly” a hundred times on a classroom chalkboard, but worse: being Internet-shamed for questionable antics at […]

9 Triathlon Race Rules You Didn’t Know You Were Breaking

Posted by: on May, 31 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke A primer of the most commonly violated race rules. Though event rules are readily available on every race’s website, stuffed in race-day packets, and blared through a megaphone at pre-race meetings, newbies and pros alike tune out talk of rules and regulations. Rules are boring, and besides, […]

How To Execute a Low-Volume, High-Intensity Triathlon Training Strategy

Posted by: on May, 31 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Sarah Wassner Flynn It’s not an empty promise, but it’s also not easy to do. Because if you want to be a better endurance athlete on less time, you’ve got to focus—and make your workouts hurt.   When Eric Wheeler set out to train for and race an Ironman […]

VIDEO: What’s For Dinner with Allen Lim

Posted by: on May, 25 2017

What’s for dinner with Allen Lim.    

7 Foods Runners Should Eat Every Day

Posted by: on May, 25 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lindsay Kunkel Whether you’re an elite athlete or a penguin plodder, a runner’s body has special nutritional needs. You just can’t do your best on a terrible diet. The following healthy foods not only contribute to overall health but also pack an extra punch for running-related requirements, including increased […]

How To Stay Hydrated If You Hate Drinking Water

Posted by: on May, 23 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Brooke Schohl First, you’ve got to know what’s at stake should you become dehydrated. You lose water through breathing, digestion and sweating, and even minor dehydration can negatively impact your performance, hindering your body’s ability to regulate its temperature and blood pressure, and fuel working muscles. So what if […]

3 Powerhouse Nutrients You Should Be Eating

Posted by: on May, 23 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Matthew Kadey, M.S, R.D Sure, other health foods may be more exciting. But while these three nutrients might be the dietary equivalent of mom jeans, they’re tried and true, and a deficit of any one of them can keep you from reaching your full potential. So add this trio […]

5 Essential Tips For Triathlon Newbies

Posted by: on May, 23 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Meredith Atwood A reminder: We were all beginners at one point in our triathlon journeys. I think some triathletes forget that they were ever beginners. I can be on a race course and experience such bad behavior sometimes that I have to stop and think: “Did that guy ever […]

Runners, Skip Your Coffee and Grab This Disneyland Chef’s Rocket Fuel Smoothie

Posted by: on May, 17 2017

Found on PopSugar and written by Dominique Astorino This past weekend I got to experience my first runDisney race: the Tinker Bell Half Marathon (ie, my dreams came true). Before the half, I attended runDisney’s Lunch ‘N Learn to get some tips on properly fueling up before a race in a totally gourmet way. Disneyland […]

One Hour Workout: Tempo Run With A Twist

Posted by: on May, 17 2017

Found on Triathlete.com by Mario Fraioli Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 mins (or less!). This week’s session comes from running coach Mario Fraioli. The tempo run, in its most basic state, is defined as a sustained, steady effort over a set distance or predetermined length of time. It’s […]

One Hour Workout: Mobility And Core Strength Gym Session

Posted by: on May, 16 2017

Found on Triathlete.com Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 min (or less!). This week’s workout comes from Marilyn Chychota, a former elite cyclist and triathlete and now coach for Endurance Corner. She says the goal of this gym session is basic mobility, core and preparation strength for upcoming training phases. […]

One Hour Workout: Run And Strength Boot Camp

Posted by: on May, 16 2017

Found on Triathlete.com Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 minutes (or less!). This week’s run and strength workout comes from USAT Level I coach Jessica Dollar of Nashville-based FTP Coaching (ftpcoaching.com). This quick boot-camp-style workout makes for an easy session when you’re strapped for time or on the […]

%$#@, Yeah! Swearing Makes You Stronger

Posted by: on May, 16 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke Isn’t science grand? Go ahead, drop that F-bomb—it might just get you over the crest. New research presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society reveals that swearing aloud increases strength. The study, conducted at Keele University in England, compared the anaerobic cycling power of […]

Which Matters More: What You Eat or How Much You Eat?

Posted by: on May, 16 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald ‘Tis the season to worry about weight gain. According to research, most adults add a pound or two between Thanksgiving and the New Year. This phenomenon is blamed on seasonal changes in diet. Runners, though, have an additional reason to worry about weight gain. For us, the […]

Harriette Thompson Returns To San Diego

Posted by: on May, 15 2017

World’s oldest female marathoner will celebrate 20 years of running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series!   If a 94-year-old can run a half marathon, anyone can, right? If you need a little inspiration, look to Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, N.C. In 2015 she became the oldest woman in history to run a marathon finishing […]

Wildflower Will Be Back In 2018

Posted by: on May, 11 2017

Found on SlowTwitch and written by Timothy Carlson This past weekend, for the first time in its 34-year history, the Wildflower Triathlon festival was not held on the first weekend in May. For half a decade Lake San Antonio remained spookily empty due to a drought that drained all but 7 percent of its water, […]

I Ate 3 Eggs Every Morning for a Week – Here’s What I l Learned

Posted by: on May, 11 2017

Written by Stephanie Eckelkamp for Rodale’s Organic Life Can a big protein boost early in the day make the difference in how you feel? I’ve always liked eggs—they’re filling and delicious, but for some reason, I just can’t be bothered to make them on the weekdays because I’m too damn busy. At least that’s what […]

All You Want To Know About Peanut Butter

Posted by: on May, 10 2017

Found on TriathlonWorld.com and written by Nancy Clark Peanut Butter might be the best sports food around, says sports nutrition expert Nancy Clark. Triathletes should make it a regular part of their diet. In my humble opinion, peanut butter (PB) is one of the best sports foods around. Not only is it yummy, it is […]

5 Top Age-Groupers Share Their Favorite Workouts

Posted by: on May, 9 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Kelly O’Mara The killer swim, bike and run workouts that get these five top age-groupers envy-inducing results. J.P. Giblin Location: Boulder, Colo. Results: First 18–24 age group at 2016 Ironman Boulder, competes for the University of Colorado Boulder triathlon team Run tip: Do a progression brick run. To build […]

6 Ways To Become A Faster Runner (Without Running)

Posted by: on May, 5 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Mark Eller Endurance athletes are a hardworking lot, so the promise of “free speed” often strikes us as empty, and maybe even a touch offensive. However, once you get us talking about improvements we have made in training, gear or diets, we are usually eager to share the discoveries that have helped […]

3 Healthy Ways To Battle The Nighttime Sweet Tooth

Posted by: on May, 4 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Lauren Antonucci How should I satisfy a nighttime sweet tooth? I have three main strategies I like to employ to keep the reins on evening sugar cravings: 1. Eliminate all artificial sweeteners. This may surprise you: Artificial sweetener intake can sabotage your weight control and healthy lifestyle goals. Numerous […]

Maintaining a Healthy Diet When Your Partner Isn’t an Athlete

Posted by: on May, 4 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Kim Schwabenbauer How do I maintain a healthy diet when my partner isn’t an athlete? If your significant other is more into Fritos than fruit, then you have a couple of options. The first is to try changing their behavior. The second is to make peace with the fact that […]

5 Speed Workouts Every Runner Should Try

Posted by: on April, 27 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jennifer Van Allen Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster. When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and comfortable, […]

Battle Ropes Cross-Training Workouts

Posted by: on April, 27 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Allison Pattillo Try this unique workout to help build core strength and stability. You might have noticed the large, ominous ropes coiled in the corner of your gym. Maybe you’ve even seen them demonstrated at your fitness center or used on the “The Biggest Loser” TV show. Turns out […]

9 Tips and Tricks for your GPS and Heart Rate Monitor

Posted by: on April, 26 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Sam Winembaum A few tips and tricks regarding your GPS watch and heart rate monitor that you may not have known: GPS run distance is now very accurate. We have noticed minimal distance differences between simultaneously running GPS watches or phones, at least on the open road. They are […]

Dark Chocolate is Good For Your Heart And Your Workout

Posted by: on April, 25 2017

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Nova Sienkiewicz For shorter distances, like the 5K, dark chocolate may boost your performance, according to new research. For years, studies have hailed dark chocolate as a tasty way to promote cardiovascular heath. Now, according to new research from Kingston University in England, epicatechin, a nutrient found in cocoa […]

Marine Who Lost Leg In Afghanistan Finishes Boston Marathon

Posted by: on April, 18 2017

True inspiration! Marine who lost his leg in Afghanistan finishes the Boston Marathon.

12 Fast Facts About The Boston Marathon

Posted by: on April, 10 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kristian Dietz The Beginning The first Boston Marathon was run on April 19, 1987. At that time, it was known as The American Marathon, with a course that measured 24.5 miles. John J. McDermott of New York finished first out of a 15-man field in 2:55:10. Boston’s now iconic […]

The Rolling Start in 70.3: Love It or Hate It?

Posted by: on April, 10 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke The starting line of Ironman 70.3 California in Oceanside had a new look this year as athletes kicked off their race with a trickle, not a surge. After years of wave starts, where competitors began the race in groupings dictated by age and gender, 2017 marked the […]

How To Make Mondays Suck Less

Posted by: on April, 10 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke Got a case of the Mondays? We feel you. Though the first day of the work week is universally hated, Mondays can be particularly tough on triathletes. “The working triathlete lives for the weekend. We train like crazy for two days in a row, then the weekend […]

How Should I Plan My Triathlon Season?

Posted by: on March, 6 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Kristen Hislop There are a ton of events to chose from: your favorite tris, the races your friends are doing, bucket-list events, the tri club destination competition. Here’s how to keep your schedule sane, crush your goals and have fun. Start with a review Take a look back at […]

Is Intermittent Fasting A Good Idea For Endurance Athletes?

Posted by: on March, 6 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Intermittent fasting is the practice of restricting calories on one or more days of the week or going without eating for slightly longer than normal periods of time within the day. It has gained some popularity among dieters and bodybuilders seeking to shed body fat, and a […]

32 Health Benefits Of Running, According To Science

Posted by: on March, 6 2017

Found on JenReviews.com Running might be one of the healthiest exercises out there. Science is beginning to prove that running should have a prominent spot in your exercise routine. Here are the top 32 health benefits of running, according to science. #1 Running Lessens Your Risk for Endometrial Cancer A recent study published in Cancer […]

Marathon Investigator Reveals How He Catches Cheaters

Posted by: on January, 25 2017

Found on NBCnews.com by Stephanie Gosk, Rich McHugh, Tracy Connor After a big marathon, Derek Murphy sits down with his laptop in his western Ohio living room and gets to work, pulling up the online results and looking for red flags. Like half a million other Americans, the 46-year-old business analyst used to run marathons […]

Get Your Bike Ready For Triathlon Season

Posted by: on January, 18 2017

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Bethany Rutledge Get your ride ready now to save time at the start of the season. Besides a pre-season tune-up, there are a number of small details best sorted out in the off-season so your training won’t get derailed later. Check off the necessary items on this to-do list […]

Runners Assist Injured Runner

Posted by: on January, 18 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Don Norcross No doubt a faint scar will form inches above John Wilkie’s left eyebrow. There will probably be discoloration on his left elbow and left knee as well—battle scars courtesy of the tumble the 73-year-old Wilkie took at Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Half Marathon. Wilkie tripped over […]

Why Antibiotics And Running Don’t Always Mix

Posted by: on January, 9 2017

Found on Competitor.com and written by Amanda Loudin Cold and flu season is upon us and inevitably, some of us will end up on antibiotics at some point this winter. The faster we can get through whatever bug it is we picked up, the faster we can get back out to training, right? Yes, except […]

VIDEO: Break Free

Posted by: on January, 6 2017

German student director Eugen Merher created this moving spec commercial titled “Break Free,” that perfectly captures the spirit of running. In less than a couple minutes and no dialogue, the commercial tells a story about a former marathon runner whose body and soul are decaying in a retirement home, until he finds an old pair […]

Video: Will It Gu?

Posted by: on December, 15 2016

In the latest edition of the “Mountain Outpost” video series, trail runners Jamil Coury and Schuyler Hall of Phoenix-based Aravaipa Running have some fun sampling a Just Plain GU with some regular food. See what happens when they mix GU with Oreo cookies, avocado hummus, spaghetti and meatballs, sushi, hot peppers and more!

Should You Try To Lose Weight While Training For A Race

Posted by: on December, 14 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Runners have long enjoyed the weight loss benefits of our great sport. It seems like every week there are new studies confirming that running is a good way to help lose weight: Aerobic exercise is more efficient at burning liver and visceral fat than resistance training (source […]

Ironman World Championship 2016

Posted by: on December, 7 2016

The Right Way To Clean Your Running Shoes

Posted by: on November, 30 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lisa Jhung Running shoes get dirty. But don’t let it bother you too much—look at the grime as a sign that you’re putting in good miles. But if your shoes get so dirty or smelly that you’re just dying to wash them, there are ways to clean them safely. […]

Tips For Shedding Pounds This Holiday Season

Posted by: on November, 30 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by David Clair There are many reasons why Americans gain weight during the holidays. The days are short and dark, it is cold outside, and our most well-intentioned health and fitness routines unravel in the frenzy of holiday parties and family obligations and visits. Combine this with the natural tendency […]

Celebrity Times At The NYC Marathon

Posted by: on November, 7 2016

Found on Competitor.com Here’s a rundown of celebrities and other notable personalities who ran the New York City Marathon on Nov. 6. Nev Schulman, 3:21:58 Producer, actor, photographer; best known for his documentary and MTV program “Catfish” Raúl González Blanco, 3:26:05 Spanish soccer legend RELATED: Fast & Famous—33 Celebs Who Have Run a 3:30 Marathon Cynthia Erivo, 3:57:07 […]

New Study Warns You’re About To Gain Weight

Posted by: on October, 18 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mark Eller According to research that was recently cited by The New York Times, there’s a pretty good chance that your body weight is close to its yearly low point right now. However, the researchers warn that their subjects tended to pack on extra weight in upcoming months, especially […]

Why You’re Cramping On The Run

Posted by: on October, 17 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lauren Antonucci In a recent long-course race, I felt super tired and my muscles cramped up two-thirds of the way into the run, despite drinking tons of fluid. Where did I go wrong? A: I’m pretty sure you failed to take in enough sodium during your long-course race. Although […]

Beer & Running: Serving Up Running Shoes and Fresh Microbrews

Posted by: on October, 5 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Brian Metzler A glance at the first two U.S. running shops that sell running gear and serve beer, too. Paul Rakitin has been a committed runner and an aficionado of good beer as long as he can remember. He started running in grade school and has never stopped, running […]

Follow The Kona World Championship 2016

Posted by: on October, 3 2016

Read on for details on how to follow the action at the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship. The IRONMAN World Championship is upon us and we’re ready to bring you all the latest coverage from the Big Island. You can find the exclusive live coverage on ironman.com, which will begin at approximately 6:25 a.m. HAST on Saturday, October 8th. (4:25 a.m. […]

VIDEO: Avoid Porta Potty On Race Day

Posted by: on September, 29 2016

Found on Competitor.com Dr. Jordan Metzl explores a topic that we all think about (but rarely talk about) — the porta potty. Metzl gives nutritional tips on how to best minimize the likelihood of using the bathroom mid-race.

Eminem: Running Was My Recovery

Posted by: on September, 29 2016

Found in MensJournal and written by Mark Healy I’m not sure exactly when I finally got it. In the early days, I just went with the flow: If I could hit a gym, I’d hit up a gym. If someone suggested a workout that seemed legit, I might try it, but it wasn’t a priority. […]

VIDEO: 72 Year Old Finish At Western States 100

Posted by: on September, 21 2016

Found on Competitor.com This past June, 72-year-old Wally Hesseltine ran the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run. He was set to be the race’s oldest finisher ever since its start in 1974. “Thirty Hours,” a 12-minute documentary directed by Alex Massey, showcases Hesseltine’s training leading up to the race, the race day itself and his unforgettable […]

World Triathlon Finish

Posted by: on September, 19 2016

Found on Slowtwitch.com   Seeing his brother in trouble, Alistair Brownlee abandoned his duel with Henri Schoeman of South Africa, picked up his virtually unconscious brother and supported him for a quarter mile toward the finish as Schoeman raced ahead for the Grand Final win. Barely dragging his brother to the finish, Alistair assisted Jonny […]

How To Deal With Crowded Race Starts

Posted by: on September, 15 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli Q. Mario, In bigger races I always find myself bobbing and weaving through other runners in the first mile and lose a lot of time. What can I do to combat this? Thanks! Lydia S. A. Lydia, Trying to find your rhythm in the early miles of […]

Who’s Responsible For Canceling The Los Angeles Triathlon?

Posted by: on September, 12 2016

Found on Triathlon.com and written by Chris Foster Racers get a surprising email three days before the event Last Thursday, triathletes in Southern California woke up to shocking news: There would be no L.A. Triathlon for the first time in 15 years; the race, scheduled to run just three days later on Sept. 11, had been […]

Triathlete: What Should I Do When I Can’t Run?

Posted by: on September, 8 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Julie Dunkle Q: My injury has kept me from running. What’s the best approach for turning my lemons into lemonade? A: First, throw a big pity party! All jokes aside, it is a necessary step in the process. Set a limit though—48 hours, and then it’s time to buck […]

Medal Mania: Are We Going Overboard With The Awards?

Posted by: on September, 7 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke Last weekend I did a 5K with my sister. It was nothing spectacular—3.1 miles in aesthetically pleasing scenery with about 800 new friends. No PRs were set. We gabbed most of the way (as sisters do), and I think we may have even stopped to take a […]

Shark Attack Victim Back In The Water

Posted by: on August, 31 2016

Hamilton Spectator By Laylan Connelly NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — It’s a bay, not the open ocean, and there are more than 100 other swimmers nearby. There are no sharks here … right? It’s the first time Maria Korcsmaros has gone back into saltwater since an estimated 10-foot Great White Shark bit down into her body […]

VIDEO: Ironman Swim Tips

Posted by: on August, 30 2016

Dylan McNeice, the 2013 Challenge Taiwan champion and two-time winner of Challenge Wanaka, is prepared to defend his Taiwan title against an impressive field of rivals this weekend. McNeice, known for his powerful swimming background yet also an emerging long-course talent on the bike and run, has thus far stamped his victor’s mark in lead-from-the-start […]

Online Safety And Workouts

Posted by: on August, 29 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara Online safety and workouts:  What should you really be worried about? A friend and I once used Strava, cross-referenced with public water records, to find a celebrity athlete’s house so we could take a picture in front of it. While our adventure was relatively benign, this is […]

Dee Collides With Competitor At Triathlon

Posted by: on August, 29 2016

Found on BBC.com Triathlons are tough at the best of times, but one competitor in the Dublin city event got more than he bargained for when he and a deer collided. Photographer Erik Scraggs snapped the moment Shane O’Reilly was struck by the animal as he cycled in Phoenix Park. Mr O’Reilly from Blackrock in […]

Should I Drink Coffee Before My Race?

Posted by: on August, 17 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lauren Antonucci Q: I love my morning cup of coffee. Should I cut it out on race morning to stay hydrated and improve my performance? A: Every time I give a sports nutrition talk to a group or team, this question is asked. I too look forward to my […]

Don’t Count The U.S. Men Out Of Rio

Posted by: on August, 17 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Liz Hichens A tough bike course could help upset the podium While the U.S. women are all considered podium contenders, the U.S. men are heading into the 2016 Rio Olympics completely under the radar. The good news for them, and for American triathlon fans, is that the Rio Olympic […]

Calf Heart Attack

Posted by: on August, 12 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by John Parker Dealing with a weird but serious injury. It’s possible to diddle around with micro-tears for months. One miscalculation and you might be back to square one. About ten years ago, I started having a lower-leg problem that I assumed was a pulled calf muscle. The calf would […]

Ironman Participant Killed In Collission

Posted by: on August, 11 2016

Found on Denverpost.com and written by Tom McGhee A 34-year-old Ironman Boulder competitor from Nebraska was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday morning while competing in the cycling leg of the triathlon on U.S. 36 north of Boulder, State Patrol officials said. The crash killed Michelle Walters of McCook, State Patrol officials said. Walters was struck on […]

A Healthy Approach To Weight Management

Posted by: on August, 10 2016

Written by Jesse Thomas for Triathlete How I overcame an unhealthy, unhappy obsession to realize sustainable health and performance. I used to try to make myself throw up. Usually late at night, in a fit of guilt, shame and anxiety, and always after a massive binge on junk food. As you might suspect, these aren’t […]

Should Endurance Athletes Count Calories?

Posted by: on August, 8 2016

Found on Ironman.com and written by Lisa Dolbear Two educated perspectives on whether active athletes need to worry about their daily totals. With the boom in fitness trackers, more people than ever are counting calories to reach health and wellness goals. But when you’re training for three sports at a time, is it really necessary […]

The Importance Of Loving Your Diet

Posted by: on August, 3 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald This year I have spent a lot of time studying the diets of elite endurance athletes. My goal has been to identify common patterns that define “best practices” for other athletes to emulate. I have found several such patterns, but perhaps the most striking thing I have […]

Three Ways To Cope With A Bad Race

Posted by: on August, 3 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Bob Cooper Upsetting performance?  How to get over it and move on to better times. If “Highway to Hell” is an apt description of your last race, when your pace slowed to a crawl and you weren’t sure you’d finish, you might want to consider the perspective of British […]

Advice On How To Wake Up At 4a.m. To Run

Posted by: on August, 2 2016

Found on MensHealth.com and written by Ali Eaves Squeezing in a workout before the rest of the world is even awake takes an extreme amount of willpower and dedication, and maybe a bit of insanity. But if you work at it, anyone can become an early riser, says Men’s Health sleep advisor W. Christopher Winter, […]

The #1 Workout To Get You Ready For Ironman

Posted by: on August, 2 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jene Shaw Gordo Byrn, the founder of Endurance Corner and author of Going Long, uses what he calls Big Day Training (BDT) as a checkpoint for his athletes training for 140.6. Not only does this workout help to train your mind, you’re also teaching the body pacing and how […]

How To Prepare For Two Marathons In One Season

Posted by: on July, 21 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield Throw out time goals and make the focus of your training, pacing, and recovery to finish both feeling strong. Chris asks: I made it into the New York City Marathon this year via the lottery. As luck would have it, I also got into the Chicago Marathon, […]

Triathlife with Jesse Thomas: Swimming Can Suck Less!

Posted by: on July, 20 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jesse Thomas My tips, tricks and techniques to make pool time tolerable. It might surprise you, but the best part of my day isn’t hanging out with my wife Lauren nor my son Jude. It isn’t cresting a summit on my bike or crossing a river during my trail […]

Increase Your Mileage, Not Your Weight

Posted by: on July, 19 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede Fuel your marathon training without sabotaging your waistline. Few runners begin week one of marathon training without the thought of “just what I need to jumpstart my weight loss!” After all, marathon training demands plenty of sweat sessions, which means lots of calorie-burning. The calorie math […]

Is Racing Fun?

Posted by: on July, 18 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jonathan Beverly It’s a Monday morning and I’m talking with colleagues about what we did over the weekend. After hearing about street fairs and botanical gardens, I mention I ran a 10K. “Was it fun?” one woman asks. The question, innocent enough, surprises me. I’m not sure how to […]

Are You Too Competitive?

Posted by: on June, 29 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Araina Bond Whether you’re training or racing, you should try to be as competitive as possible, right? Not always, say the experts, and new research shows that finding the right competitive balance can be the key to performing at your peak. “Overly competitive people often lose sight of the […]

Benefits Of Altitude Training For Non-Pro Runners

Posted by: on June, 29 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson It’s worth it in the long run. Training at altitude–that is, between 6,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level–is like legal doping, thanks to its ability to boost oxygen-carrying red blood cells. That’s why Nick Symmonds headed to the mountains of Mexico this past winter, Desi Davila […]

NBC TV Schedule of U.S Olympic Trials

Posted by: on June, 28 2016

Found on Competitor.com NBC will present 76 hours of coverage from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, including nearly 17 hours of track and field coverage beginning July 1st and running through July 10th. The coverage of the track and field trials in Eugene, Ore., will be spread across NBC’s properties, including NBC, cable channel NBCSN […]

3 Strategies To Offset Late-Race Fatigue

Posted by: on June, 28 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield When the going gets tough, try one of these tactics to finish strong. Whether you’re running a long-distance event or a 5K, late-race fatigue can affect your performance. The great news is there are three simple techniques you can use to power through to the finish line: […]

How To Train The 80/20 Way

Posted by: on June, 27 2016

Found in Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald The most fundamental variables of triathlon training are volume and intensity. In lay terms, volume is how much you swim, bike and run and intensity is how hard you do these things. No other factor affects the outcomes of training as strongly as these two. However, despite […]

An Alternative To Oatmeal

Posted by: on June, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Lauren Antonnuci Q: I love oatmeal in winter but not in summer, and cold cereal leaves me hungry two hours later. What can I eat for breakfast? A: If you are looking for a long-lasting, nutritious breakfast, I recommend cooking either barley or quinoa the day or night before […]

Why Negative Splits Are Ideal On Race Day

Posted by: on June, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald In almost every racing scenario, negative splits are the ideal pacing strategy. But first, let’s define our terms: a negative split is when the second half of a race is faster than the first half. For example, if you race a 10K with 5K splits of 25:30 […]

4 Reminders For Every Stubborn Runner

Posted by: on June, 24 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Autumn Shultz Don’t be that runner—ok, we’ve all been that runner. The one that thinks she’s the exception to the rule. We get injured, we need to cross-train, we need to rest, blah, blah, blah. We never want to hear it, but after the umpteenth time a doctor, friend, […]

What Pace Should My Easy Runs Be?

Posted by: on June, 24 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli Q. Mario, I’ve been told by my training partners that I run too fast on my easy days and it may be why my race times have stagnated (I’ve run between 3:31:43 and 3:32:30 for my last four marathons) in the last two years. I typically run […]

Runner’s Doublespeak

Posted by: on June, 23 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke What runners say and what runners mean are two different things. Runners are the biggest liars around. It’s not that we intend to lie, mind you – but what comes out of our mouths usually doesn’t reflect the truth. Sometimes it’s because of good intentions, sometimes delusion […]

Make Reducing Drag A Priority In The Water

Posted by: on June, 23 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Sara McLarty You can keep working on speed, but without eliminating drag, you’ll never reach your potential. We talk a lot about the aerodynamics of cycling, and countless products are designed to help us cut through the wind. But what about the hydrodynamics of swimming? Water is 784 times […]

How Beginner Runners Can Boost Endurance

Posted by: on June, 21 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jason Fitzgerald If a new runner wants to get faster, what’s the best way to improve on their race times? Surprisingly, beginners should not focus on difficult workouts or faster paces during easy runs. These training strategies have their place, but new runners are most limited by two factors: […]

Woman Attacked By Bear While Running Marathon

Posted by: on June, 21 2016

The person attacked by the bear tells her story: Hi guys, I was the person who got into the tussle with the bear. I will tell you the whole story but first I want to thank a lot of people. The running community is amazing! The first person to come across me after the attack […]