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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. […]

%$#@, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

VIDEO: SoCal Triathlete That Survived Shark Attack

Posted by: on June, 8 2016

From ABC 7 News in Los Angeles.  

VIDEO: Shark Attack Corona Del Mar

Posted by: on May, 31 2016

CORONA DEL MAR, NEWPORT BEACH (KABC) — A beachgoer 150 yards off the coast of Corona del Mar State Beach in Newport Beach was possibly bitten by a shark Sunday afternoon, according to rescue officials. Newport Beach lifeguards patrolling the waters spotted a female swimmer in distress at about 4:15 p.m. near the 1900 block […]

VIDEO: How To Pull

Posted by: on May, 6 2016

Found on SwimSwam.com  

Why Triathletes Should Hire A Swim Coach

Posted by: on April, 11 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Bryan Mineo Hiring a swimming coach can be one of the most valuable investments a triathlete can make. Hiring a triathlon coach is nearly requisite these days in order to successfully move up in distance, balance training with work/family life and keep up with the competitive nature of the […]

The Science Behind Falling Out Of Shape

Posted by: on March, 31 2016

Found on Outsideonline.com and written by Erin Beresini Or why you should never, ever stop training. When you’re in peak physical condition, you feel like a superhero—like you could go forever, outpace a cheetah, or lift a VW Bug. But your superpowers are ephemeral; the second you stop training, they start to fade. We asked […]

The Role of Muscle Fibers In Running

Posted by: on January, 20 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jeff Gaudette There are different types of muscle fibers, and it’s important for runners to work all of them. Learn how to specifically target different types in your training. Understanding the why of training and the science behind your workouts is important, even if you’re not writing your own […]

VIDEO: Desire

Posted by: on December, 28 2015

Desire – Motivation Video

Veteran Completes Goal Of Swimming Mississippi River

Posted by: on December, 9 2015

Found on Military.com The Benmidji Pioneer December 7, 2015 BEMIDJI — At the southernmost finger of Louisiana, where the Mississippi River mingles with the Gulf of Mexico, Chris Ring finally caught his breath. The 28-year-old U.S. Navy combat veteran had been swimming–and swimming. He had started June 6 at Itasca State Park, splashing down the […]

Unconventional Race Formats

Posted by: on December, 8 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Sara McLarty Swimrun and unconventional race formats are drawing a crowd looking for their next adventure. Are you? Got a bit of the “been there, done that” feeling about your typical race schedule? Throw in one of these multisport events to mix up your calendar, explore a foreign locale […]

Team RWB

Posted by: on November, 9 2015

Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.  Southern California Chapter Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. And it is so much more than running. They host […]

10 Bizarre Ways Runners Treated Their Injuries

Posted by: on November, 4 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Megan Hetzel Did they even consider throwing a bag of ice on it for a few minutes? Runners will go to any length to heal an injury. The faster it’s fixed, the sooner they can return to the roads, right? Aside from the normal methods used to mend an […]

19 Health Related Podcasts

Posted by: on October, 19 2015

Found on Greatist.com and written by Maria Hart If you’re late to the podcast party and think they’re just about solvingmurder most foul or catching up with Car Talk, allow us to educate you. Because bobbing around in the iTunes ether are several podcasts with rich and significant info on health and fitness. The wisdom […]

We Should All Know C.P.R

Posted by: on September, 9 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Meghan Kita It’s not difficult or time-consuming to learn, and it could mean the difference between life and death for a runner (or non-runner) in need. A few weeks ago, I took a Friday off from work to do some training, but not the marathon variety. Instead, I attended […]

VIDEO: Priority One For Swimmers – Get Level

Posted by: on August, 20 2015

Before you put one more ounce of effort into creating propulsion in your swim with hard kicking, a dramatic catch or a stronger pull, invest yourself entirely in reducing drag. You’ll get more speed with less effort. The greatest technique challenge that new swimmers have to overcome is body drag. Body drag occurs when the […]

Ironman Arizona Rolling Swim Start

Posted by: on August, 10 2015

IRONMAN Arizona Presented by Waste Management Rolling Start Information We are looking forward to a great race day in November as we work hard to finalize details for the IRONMAN® Arizona triathlon presented by Waste Management. Due to overwhelming support for the IRONMAN® SwimSmart™ initiative, IRONMAN Arizona will utilize a rolling start format for the […]

Do I Really Need A Rest Day?

Posted by: on July, 27 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by William O. Roberts How you schedule your recovery depends on how hard you’re training. Shey asks: I’m not a big fan of rest days—I take one when I feel like I need it. Should I be scheduling a rest day into my week or is my philosophy acceptable? That’s […]

VIDEO: Tarzan Drill

Posted by: on July, 27 2015

Swimming: Tarzan Drill with Coach Mandy McLane Swimming: Tarzan Drill with Coach Mandy McLane from PRS FIT on Vimeo.

VIDEO: This Girl Can

Posted by: on June, 12 2015

A new TV ad created by Sports England called “This Girl Can” was released yesterday. The spot aims to help women overcome “worries about being judged for being the wrong size, not fit enough and not skilled enough came up time and again,” Sport England’s chief executive officer Jennie Price told Marketing Magazine.   Watch it. You’ll be inspired. […]

Oh Cramp!

Posted by: on June, 2 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by A.C. Shilton A muscle cramp can stop you in your tracks–but with science on your side, you can fix it fast. Thirty-nine percent of distance runners may experience a cramp in their calves, hamstrings, or quadriceps before they finish a race. Your Facebook post about a midrace muscle cramp […]

Locker Room Etiquette

Posted by: on May, 29 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke Yesterday, while changing in the locker room post-swim, a very naked lady bent over inches from my face and started wildly shaking the water out of her hair. Listen, I’m not a prude by any means, but if you’re going to be close enough for me to […]

VIDEO: Is Your Sodium Intake Adequate?

Posted by: on May, 12 2015

Found on Competitor.com What are some of the symptoms that runners should look for related to low sodium? In this episode of Med Tent, Dr. Jordan Metzl examines the side effects of inadequate sodium intake (called hyponatremia), and offers tips to make sure this isn’t an issue for you.

7 Steps To Get Over Your Fear Of Open Water

Posted by: on April, 28 2015

Found on Triathlon.com and written by Sara McLarty Use this step-by-step guide to race with confidence.  Triathlon is a challenging endurance event that amazes friends, relatives and sometimes even the athletes themselves. The prospect of swimming in open water can be so intimidating it could discourage even the toughest contender from entering a race. Here […]

VIDEO: Shed The Monster

Posted by: on April, 16 2015

When people get outside and exercise, good things happen!

Review: Stick Rollers

Posted by: on April, 14 2015

Found on AthletesTreatingAthletes.com and written by Leigh Boyle Review: Stick Rollers Posted on April 14, 2015 by Leigh Boyle Stick rollers have come a long way over the past few years. Not only do they now come in all shapes and sizes, but a quick search on Amazon also produces 13,000 hits. I thought I’d […]

VIDEO: Swim It Safety Device

Posted by: on March, 31 2015

This 4 minute video discusses the beginning of the Swim IT, the USAT Approval process, and the Peace of Mind that one World Class Ultra Running Champion needed to finish her first Ironman! Open water swim safety and racing, IT’s what we do.

Learn To Love The Pool

Posted by: on January, 26 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Marty Munson Another solo swim workout? Here’s how to beat black-line boredom for good this winter. 1. Make your swim multitask. How often do you dream of getting away from it all, to a place where 10 e-mails aren’t pinging at you every second? Well, think of the pool […]

Winners FREE Race Entries: December

Posted by: on December, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the December drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

VIDEO: Macca Discusses Overcoming Swim Fears

Posted by: on December, 11 2014

Found on Challenge TV  

Winners of FREE race drawing: October 2015

Posted by: on October, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the September drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Winners of FREE Race Drawing: September

Posted by: on September, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the September drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

7 Reasons To Take Off Your Headphones

Posted by: on September, 8 2014

Found on TrainingPeaks.com and written by Dan Cuson Have you ever wondered if listening to music while training is actually helping or hindering your results? Many athletes throw on their headphones and crank up the volume during training. For many, it helps pass the time. After all, not all training is fun. Some also use […]

Winners of FREE Race Entries: August Drawing

Posted by: on August, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the August drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each month in 2014! […]

5 Tips For Choosing Your Next Race

Posted by: on August, 15 2014

Found on Yahoo.com and written by Susan Paul, Runner’s World There are several factors to consider when choosing your first race.  You are not alone in your surprise about lottery entries or early close outs. Unfortunately, I hear this all too often from many new runners who simply have no idea that signing up for […]

VIDEO: Stay Injury Free With Self Massage

Posted by: on August, 12 2014

Found on Competitor.com In this video, Sage Rountree explains how self massage can be a useful bridge between regular massage sessions and can help target areas that are overtight or overworked. Also, learn how tools such as a golf ball, foam roller or massage stick can aid in restoring the body back to a less-tight […]

10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know About Working Out

Posted by: on August, 11 2014

Found on Wellfesto.com and written by Brynn Harrington Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me.  She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over.  “Come on!  Get that body […]

Winners of FREE race entries: July Drawing

Posted by: on July, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the July drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Should You Race Unprepared?

Posted by: on July, 15 2014

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Chris Carmichael We all try to be optimally prepared for race days, but sometimes athletes, especially time-crunched ones, get derailed and lose valuable training time because the kids get sick, work gets out of control and life otherwise gets in the way. Or athletes choose to jump into races […]

8 Hydration Myths Busted

Posted by: on July, 9 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Dimity McDowell At its basic level, hydration is simple. Feel thirsty after a run? Drink something. Heading into an epic meeting? Bring along a water bottle. Despite this simplicity, there’s an ocean of misleading information out there that leaves runners confused. Eight glasses a day, or not? Drink before you’re thirsty, […]

Swimmer Bitten By Great White Shark

Posted by: on July, 7 2014

Found on LA Times and written by MARISA GERBER, Carlos Lozano A swimmer who was attacked by a shark near the Manhattan Beach Pier on Saturday described the incident as terrifying, saying “I felt the shark biting into me and I thought this is it.” Steven Robles was out for a swim with about a dozen […]

VIDEO: Inspirational Story Of Rob Jones

Posted by: on July, 3 2014

Watch the great story of Rob Jones.

VIDEO: No Legs, No Arms, No Problems

Posted by: on June, 12 2014

Nick Vunicic is a true inspiration; he has no arms or legs, but makes the most of his life as a brilliant motivational speaker and active sports and fitness enthusiast. Next time you are feeling sorry for yourself after a long day, think of Nick.

VIDEO: Short Ab Workout To Improve Your Core

Posted by: on June, 12 2014

RunnersWorld.com. VIDEO: Short Ab Workout To Improve Your Core

Video: The Science Of Recovery

Posted by: on June, 12 2014

Why is protein for important for recovery.  

VIDEO: Rise and Shine Running

Posted by: on June, 11 2014

Great motivational video.

VIDEO: The Importance Of Sleep

Posted by: on June, 9 2014

Found on Competitor.com Sleep is a critical part of the recovery process and is one area in which we can all improve. In this video Sage Rountree explains how poor sleep can be an indicator of–and contributor to—overtraining. She also discusses why getting the right amount of sleep is essential for peak performance and offers […]

Best Way To Recover From A Tough Run

Posted by: on May, 29 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Your next workout may do more to help you bounce back than compression socks, ice baths, etc. Triathletes do all kinds of things to accelerate muscle recovery after hard runs. They stretch, take ice baths, wear compression socks, get massages, strap on Normatec boots, drink recovery shakes, […]

The 3 R’s Of Recovery

Posted by: on May, 28 2014

Want to nail that 6 am run tomorrow? Guess what, the work starts now. by Becky Simon, Registered Dietitian, Bonk Breaker and found on Ironman.com If you think fueling for your workout tomorrow starts when your alarm clock goes off, think again. Fueling for tomorrow starts today. If there’s one component to your sports nutrition that […]

Are You Drafting Right?

Posted by: on May, 28 2014

Found on Triathlon.com Swimming behind another athlete can save upward of 30 percent energy expenditure. That is, if you’re doing it properly. Truth: You are wasting time and energy if you are not drafting in the swim leg of a triathlon. There are no rules against drafting another swimmer as long as you do not […]

Winners Of FREE Race Entries: May Drawing

Posted by: on May, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the May drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Visual Aids To Make You A Better Swimmer

Posted by: on May, 8 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jenee Shaw Avoid common swimming mistakes with help from these visual cues. The experts at SwimLabs use creative analogies to illustrate and explain technique tweaks. Some of our favorites: Problem: Not properly finishing the stroke. Do this: Press the hand to the hips and think kayak paddling—the paddle finishes right next […]

Winners Of Free Race Entries: April Drawing

Posted by: on April, 21 2014

Winners have been announced for the April drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Winners Free Race Entries: March Drawing

Posted by: on March, 19 2014

Winners have been announced for the January 20th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away 20 FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Winners Of The Free Race Entries: February 20th Drawing

Posted by: on February, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the January 20th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away 20 FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Runners Stretching For The Lower Back

Posted by: on February, 11 2014

Found on AthletesTreatingAthletes.com Stretching pt 10- Low Back In this post we will be talking about stretches specifically for the low back. This includes the long back extensors (erector spinae), the QL and where the large hip flexor (the psoas) sneaks through to insert on the front of the lumbar spine. The Rules: 1) Stretching […]

Cyclists Honor Fallen Friend In Memorial Ride

Posted by: on February, 5 2014

Found on ABC7.com IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) — Hundreds of bicyclists are honoring their friend the best way they know how. They’re taking part in a memorial ride to remember a man who was killed over the weekend while riding his bike. The ride started at Jax Bicycle Center in Irvine and was slated to end […]

O.C. Cyclist Killed By Drunk Driver

Posted by: on February, 4 2014

Found on BikinginLA.com More bad news from south of the Orange Curtain, as a bike rider lost his life on Santiago Canyon Road. According to the Orange County Coroner’s office, 21-year old Irvine resident Joseph Robinson was riding on southbound Santiago Canyon in Orange around 7 this morning when he was struck by a car […]

Best Race Ever – Motivation

Posted by: on January, 27 2014

An incredible comeback, Dorniden reminds us the importance of getting back up when you fall. This could have gone down as an epic faceplant, instead it turned out to be an epic win.

Bag Check Tip For Your Next Race

Posted by: on January, 23 2014

This was written by Scott Devine on his blog Tripping The Kenyans. We suggest you follow his blog! RUNNING NUGGET: CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF “You learn by doing it wrong.” –Anonymous Loud and Proud! Well, in the spirit of paying it forward, I’m going to start an ongoing series of “Running Nuggets,” little […]

Running Nugget: The Best Ice Pack Money Can Buy

Posted by: on January, 22 2014

This blog was written by Scott Devine.  We encourage you to read and follow his blog on Tripping The Kenyans. As runners we all know about sprains, strains and sore muscles far too well. And at some point we’ve all had to have a heaping helping of RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Well, today’s nugget is brought […]

Winners Of Free Race Entries: January 20th Drawing

Posted by: on January, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the January 20th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away 20 FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

VIDEO: The “Jimmy V” Speach

Posted by: on December, 16 2013

“Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® Serving as the heartbeat of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, formed by ESPN and Jim in 1993, his words throughout the ESPY speech have never been more meaningful. After being diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 46, Jim dreamed of finding cures […]

Winners Announced: December 15th Drawing

Posted by: on December, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the December 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be in 2014.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS O.C. MARATHON […]

VIDEO: Rise and Shine

Posted by: on December, 13 2013

Mens Fitness Video. Rise and Shine.

Winners Announced: November 15th Drawing

Posted by: on November, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on November 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS XTERRA […]

Ironman World Championship 2014 Televised Event

Posted by: on November, 11 2013

The annual NBC broadcast special chronicling the iconic GoPro Ironman World Championship triathlon will premiere on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. ET. See the announcement from Ironman below: For 35 years, the Ironman World Championship has showcased the power and competitiveness of the world’s top endurance athletes as well as some of the most […]

Winners Announced: November 1st Drawing

Posted by: on November, 1 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on November 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS SAN […]

Winners Announced: October 15th Drawing

Posted by: on October, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on November 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS GRIFFITH […]

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: October 1st Drawing

Posted by: on October, 1 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 1st drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on OCTOBER 15th.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS ROCK […]

Winners Announced: September 15th Drawing

Posted by: on September, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the September 15TH drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on OCTOBER 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS U-T […]

Diana Nyad Interview

Posted by: on September, 5 2013

Diana Nyad interview on ABC News.   Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Breaking News | Celebrity News | More ABC News Videos

Winners Announced: September 1st Drawing

Posted by: on September, 1 2013

Winners have been announced for the August 15TH drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on SEPTEMBER 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS SANTA […]

Open water training vs. pool for triathlons

Posted by: on August, 22 2013

Found on TriSwimCoach.com How much training should you be doing in the open water when training for an open water swim triathlon? Why do we need to train in the pool?

New Action Camera From Garmin

Posted by: on August, 20 2013

“Action cameras are growing rapidly in popularity, and VIRB has some game-changing key features—like a color display, extended battery life, optional GPS and compatibility with existing Garmin products—that set it apart from other cameras on the market,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Our customers already embrace an active lifestyle, whether they’re […]

Winners Announced: August 15th Drawing

Posted by: on August, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the August 15TH drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on SEPTEMBER 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS SAN […]

New Training Tool For Triathletes

Posted by: on August, 13 2013

Best-selling triathlon wetsuit brand XTERRA WETSUITS announces LAVA Pants – the latest in swim training innovation. Intended for pool and open water training and racing, LAVA Pants are designed to replace the pull buoy, simulating the lower body buoyancy of a wetsuit with the added benefit of natural range of motion. By offering a wetsuit-like […]

Don’t Be That Guy At The Gym

Posted by: on August, 12 2013

If you’ve spent some time in the gym, I’m sure you’ve seen these guys:

Winners Announced: August 1st Drawing

Posted by: on August, 1 2013

Winners have been announced for the August 1st drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on April 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS ITRYATHLON […]

Gorging On Carbs Before Your Race

Posted by: on July, 29 2013

Seen on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Gorging on carbs before a race may not be as necessary as you think. Runners seldom hit the proverbial wall — that is, fall dramatically off their original pace toward the end of a race — in races of the half-marathon distance and less. But it happens […]

The Importance Of A Workout Buddy

Posted by: on July, 26 2013

Found on LavaMagazine.com and written by Lava Editors Part of human nature dictates seeking the companionship of others. It’s an innate, instinctive quality that helps us to feel alive, connected and human. Companionship goes beyond our day-to-day relationships and friendships. ‘Buddying up’ also occurs quite frequently in the realm of fitness. Certainly many workouts and […]

Reinforce Your Core

Posted by: on July, 23 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Courtney Baird Strengthening your core is key to reducing injury risk and improving your fitness. Throughout high school and college, I was the type of runner who wasn’t afraid of hard work. If my coach told me to run 18 miles in the brutal heat of the summer, I’d do […]

Turn Off Your Brain

Posted by: on July, 22 2013

Found on Feelforthewater.com Working Hard: More Mental Skill Than Mental Toughness “My problem is I’m not like those other guys, I’m not really tough enough.” Have you ever thought this, or said it out loud? If you are relatively new to swimming it’s very common to feel this way, especially if you don’t have a […]

Winners Announced: July 15th Drawing

Posted by: on July, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the July 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on April 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS PACIFIC […]

Overcome The Painful Thoughts When Running

Posted by: on July, 13 2013

When your body pleads with you to stop, your mind can keep you going. Found on RunnersWorld.com Written by Christopher Percy Collier In 2006, Michelle Barton tackled CA Orange Curtain, which is 10 circuits on a 10-K out-and- back course. “It stank,” says the 38- year-old from Laguna Niguel, California. “It was one of my most […]

Foam Rollers To Build Strength

Posted by: on July, 13 2013

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Nicole Falcone Use a foam roller for postrun recovery? Smart move: This simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its benefits don’t end there–it can also build strength and stability. Because the foam roller has a curved, unstable surface, adding it to an exercise, […]

5 Do It Yourself Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by: on July, 12 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Sabrina Grotewold The right kind of self treatment can help you knock out Plantar Fasciitis, a common and annoying injury. Experiencing persistent pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel or foot? The cause of this either sharp or dull discomfort could be plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the […]

Three Reasons To Love Lactate

Posted by: on July, 12 2013

When you’re fit, your body actually prefers lactate to glucose as a fuel. Seen on RunnersWorld and written By Alex Hutchinson 2005: Argh, I hate the burn of lactic acid in my muscles after hard workouts! 2010: What’s that you say? Lactic acid doesn’t cause muscle soreness? And it’s actually “lactate,” not lactic acid, that […]

Caffeine And Your Race Performance

Posted by: on July, 12 2013

Coffee, Tea, and Me was found on RunnersWorld and written by Pete Pfitzinger Caffeine is a ubiquitous drug that you almost undoubtedly consume in coffee, soft drinks, tea or chocolate. Caffeine has a wide variety of effects on the body, some of which may enhance running performance. But, like any drug, caffeine also has side effects, […]

3 Smoothies For The Endurance Athlete

Posted by: on July, 12 2013

Found on Ironman.com and written by Pip Taylor Smoothies are perfect for IRONMAN athletes finding it challenging to consume enough calories. If you’re having difficulty maintaining weight, these liquid meals can be a great way to keep your body on track with something less filling than solid food. Smoothies are ideal after a workout, when […]

5 Ways Sleep Can Improve Your Training

Posted by: on July, 10 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Deb Dellapena Here are five ways a good night’s sleep can help improve your running. Everybody knows how important sleep is even though our culture of hyper-busy people discourages it. You probably know someone who brags how he only needs five hours of sleep a night and another who […]

Master the High-Elbow Pull

Posted by: on July, 9 2013

Seen on Inside Triathlon and written by Gary Hall Sr. Theories abound about efficient technique, but here’s the real reason you should master a high-elbow pull. Last summer, an article was published in The New York Times titled “Delineating the Perfect Swim Stroke,” which received a lot of attention and some controversy among swimmers. The mechanical engineer […]

5 Pre Race Nutrition Mistakes

Posted by: on July, 9 2013

5 Common Pre-Race Nutrition Blunders Seen on USATriathlon.com and Written By Trisha Reeves Proper nutrition during training is just as important as your weekend long run for a strong race performance. But all your healthy salmon and spinach dinners won’t mean a thing if you fall off the wagon just before the race. Poor pre-race […]

Push The Pace Without Hitting The Wall

Posted by: on July, 3 2013

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Ed Eyestone Runners tend to be a motivated lot, always compelled to do more and do it faster. Yet this desire to push our limits can send us over the edge. When our efforts to run faster leave us sidelined with injury or as flat as Frank Shorter’s race-day […]

Foam Rollers: Help or Hype

Posted by: on July, 3 2013

Found on LavaMagazine.Com ,  Writer Website There are a multitude of fitness products on the market claiming to calm, cure and ease all sorts of muscle aches and pains. While ropes, bands, and straps are all common forms of  PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretching with the main objective of enhancing range of motion, the foam […]

Exercise Can Calm Anxiety

Posted by: on July, 3 2013

Found in the NYTimes and written By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS In an eye-opening demonstration of nature’s ingenuity, researchers at Princeton University recently discovered that exercise creates vibrant new brain cells — and then shuts them down when they shouldn’t be in action. For some time, scientists studying exercise have been puzzled by physical activity’s two seemingly incompatible effects […]