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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 […]