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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Forget The Fads: Not All Running Tips Are True

Posted by: on June, 16 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Bethany Rutledge The quick, trendy route to better performance seems more appealing than the long, traditional one, but you can’t shortcut your way to lasting results. Our thoughts on running fads to ignore, along with some timeless advice on maximizing your triathlon run performance: Finding The Perfect Shoe 2011’s […]

7 Ways To Fit Training Into Your Life

Posted by: on June, 15 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald As endurance athletes know, training and life don’t always mix. Lack of time is the most commonly cited excuse for not exercising. But surveys suggest that those who exercise regularly are just as busy with their jobs, families and other responsibilities as those who don’t work out. […]

How To Bonk Proof Your Running

Posted by: on June, 15 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Greg McMillan In my first two marathons, I totally bonked. I was on pace, then suddenly I slowed. Soon, I was reduced to a walk and I no longer cared about my time. I hit the wall and it wasn’t pretty. Heading into my third marathon, I set my […]

Why Your Upper Back Hurts When You Run

Posted by: on June, 14 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara At the end of a long hard run, you expect your legs and lungs to be burning, but your upper back? No way. Unfortunately, “it’s a very common thing,” said Nick Studholme, a sports chiropractor in Colorado. As the intensity and length of a run increases, many […]

Fear Of Being Trampled

Posted by: on June, 14 2016

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Sara McLarty Your Twitter questions about swimming as a triathlete, answered by coach Sara McLarty. Q: What are some suggestions to get over the fear of being “trampled” by other swimmers? —@Baseball_Kay A: Start by training in the pool with other athletes. Encourage your training partners to do sets […]

VIDEO: SoCal Triathlete That Survived Shark Attack

Posted by: on June, 8 2016

From ABC 7 News in Los Angeles.  

An Easier Way To Become A Better Fat Burner

Posted by: on June, 6 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald In the fall of 2015, ultrarunner and blogger Matthew Laye placed himself on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate (HFLC) diet. He got 70 percent of his daily calories from fat and limited his carbohydrate intake to 50 grams per day or less. Laye had read that, by doing this, […]

Crowie’s Top Tips For Swim, Bike And Run

Posted by: on June, 6 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Liz Hichens Swim Get strong in the water! Alexander incorporates a lot of paddle work into his swimming because, as he says, strength is really important in the open water. “You have people all over you, you’re making right- and left-hand turns, you have to start and stop, your […]

Beat The Heat: Warm Weather Racing Tips

Posted by: on June, 2 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Krista Austin PhD. Use these tips to perform optimally in hot conditions.  Running and racing in the heat is never easy. Whether you’re running in a dry or humid climate, your body temperature runs higher than normal, you sweat more, work harder and run slower in hot weather. It’s […]

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 […]

Calf, Achilles or Foot Pain? This May Be Why.

Posted by: on May, 26 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield A peek inside your shoes might provide the answer. One of the blessings of being a coach is this: If you pay attention, you can see trends before they become trendy. Sometimes they are positive, like the value of adding cross-training to your routine. But many times […]

Better Together: Team Beer’s Triathlon Journey

Posted by: on May, 25 2016

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Susan Lacke This mother-son team is paving the way for other triathlon families. Megan Beer started running in 2010. The 37-year-old single mother had difficulty finding childcare during her workouts, so she put her son Adam in a jogging stroller and logged the miles in and around their hometown […]

Saddle Sores 101

Posted by: on May, 25 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke They’re uncomfortable, gross and almost inevitable for those who ride a bike. Saddle sores, or painful lesions on the buttocks, groin, perineum, or upper thighs, have plagued many a triathlete. Though most cases are benign and disappear quickly, saddle sores can and do progress to abscesses requiring […]

Cross Train Like A Triathlete

Posted by: on May, 24 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Courtney Baird Become a better runner by adding swimming and cycling to your workouts. Have you ever considered that the road to your fastest marathon or half-marathon might require more than just running? If not, you should. Generally speaking, the best way to improve as a runner is to […]

VIDEO: Athlete Dies During Ironman Chattanooga 70.3

Posted by: on May, 23 2016

Chattanooga (WTVC) — The National IRONMAN Public Relations Director confirms an athlete died during Sunday’s race.

The Science (and strategy) Behind Sweating

Posted by: on May, 19 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jen Weir, CSCS, CPT This article first appeared on Women’s Running. Sweating is a natural process critical for helping our hard-working bodies deal with the hot temperatures. As the mercury rises, so does your risk of dehydration and complications from the heat. Don’t let the summer swelter put a […]

5 Race Day Dont’s For Runners

Posted by: on May, 19 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Duncan Larkin Race morning is typically a time when your nerves are on edge. A good way to ensure you’re as prepared as possible is to know what not to do from the time you wake up to the moment when the gun sounds. Keep these five “don’ts” in mind next […]

Eat This The Night Before A Race

Posted by: on May, 19 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Mark Remy Remy’s World offers some actual, useful information. Readers, today’s topic is a relatively serious one. Not serious as in “heavy” or “profound” or “sit down, we need to talk.” Just serious as in “I’ll keep the dumb jokes to a minimum” and “Lord help me, some runners […]

Getting Over Foot Pain

Posted by: on May, 19 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by William O. Roberts, MD A runner struggles to resume training after bunion surgery. Bree asks: I had bunion surgery two years ago and my feet still hurt when I run. Is there anything I could do to help the pain go away? Bunion surgery often puts a runner out […]

What Research Says About Pushing Through Pain

Posted by: on May, 18 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mackenzie Lobby Havey What the research says about pushing through discomfort. It is said that running is 95 percent mental. While we tend to get hung up on the physiological aspects of performance, hard training sessions more importantly fortify the brain to withstand the sensation of being uncomfortable for […]

VIDEO: Running To Remember

Posted by: on May, 17 2016

Lisa Hallett lost her husband John when he was fighting in Afghanistan. Now, she runs not only to move forward, but to also remember her best friend.  

8 Questions Runners Should Ask Before Trying To Lose Weight

Posted by: on May, 16 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jennifer Van Allen How to tailor your training and diet so you meet your overall goals. It can be hard to keep up with the barrage of diet trends and bold claims that promise to help you reach that feel-great weight, and if you’re struggling to drop pounds and […]

Time To Reboot

Posted by: on May, 13 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Ed Eyestone When training hits a snag, stay calm and reassess. Several years ago, one of my athletes was having her best buildup ever in preparation for the St. George Marathon in Utah. But just weeks out from race day, Julie bonked on a long run and felt consumed […]

VIDEO: Believe In The Run

Posted by: on May, 12 2016

Believe in the run.  Redefine your impossible!

13 Things I Wish I Knew About Triathlon When I Started

Posted by: on May, 11 2016

Found on Ironman.com and written by John Post, MD Wise words from a veteran of the sport on roadblocks, road rash, and perspective. I think it was Einstein who said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Early triathlete for sure. Contrary to popular opinion, Albert and I are not […]

VIDEO: How To Pull

Posted by: on May, 6 2016

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Ironman 101: 6 Months To Race Ready

Posted by: on May, 4 2016

Found on Ironman.com and written by Mike Ricci Leading into race-specific training, you need to make sure you’re ready to train for the distance and challenge of an IRONMAN race. American and two-time IRONMAN World Championship winner Tim DeBoom called this preparation, “training to be able to train.” The key training period lands about 12 […]

VIDEO: Stretching Your Calf

Posted by: on April, 28 2016

Found on Competitor.com Two muscles make up your calf, and fortunately, they’re easy to target separately while you’re stretching. This stretch is specific to the soleus muscle, which is underneath the larger gastrocnemius. The difference between the lower calf stretch and the high calf stretch is all in how much (or how little) you bend […]

Get-Faster Tips From A Top Age-Grouper

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Bethany Rutledge Use these get-faster tips from a top age-grouper. Name Kirsten Sass Age group 35-39 Location McKenzie, Tenn. Occupation Physician’s assistant, mom to two young children Standout results Five national titles in 2015, including wins at Olympic-distance nationals in August, Aquabike Nationals in September, sprint and Olympic-distance titles […]

4 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Posted by: on April, 27 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Pip Taylor Q: I’m training for an Ironman and I thought I could eat whatever I want, but I’ve gained 5 pounds. What gives? This is a pretty common scenario for many endurance athletes: Despite many hours training they find they still struggle with excess body fat. Or when […]

Proper Pacing Will Make You A Better Runner

Posted by: on April, 13 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Lisa Marshall Use these tips to know how fast (or slow) you are running. How fast are you running? Ask yourself midrun—no peeking at your GPS!—and chances are, you’ll get it wrong. Research shows that recreational runners overestimate or underestimate their pace by 32 to 40 seconds per mile. […]

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 […]

Kick These 4 Bad Training Habits Now

Posted by: on April, 6 2016

Found on Ironman.com and written by Lisa Dolbear Don’t let these sneaky little daily routines derail you from becoming your best. This is the time of year when many athletes have committed to their races, and are back to training in earnest. As you continue to focus on our goals, now is the perfect time […]

7 Ways To Have A Breakthrough Running Year

Posted by: on April, 5 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield Try one of these strategies to take your speed and strength to the next level. Tara asks: I’ve been running for a year now and I want to focus on improving my speed this year in the 10K and half-marathon distances. How can I set myself up […]

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 […]

When Do Athletes Get Sick?

Posted by: on March, 31 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson An important skill for athletes is staying healthy—not just avoiding injuries, but dodging the endless minor colds and infections that can interfere with training and racing. How important is it? A new analysis of training data from 37 elite Norwegian cross-country skiers over a nine-year period compared […]

The 30-20-10 Workout

Posted by: on March, 31 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mackenzie Lobby Havey When it comes to improving running fitness, every workout has its place in a training plan. Three miles of easy running does not elicit the same fitness gains as three miles of tempo or interval-paced running. One is not more important than the other, and all […]

Tri Official Movie Trailer

Posted by: on March, 28 2016

Natalie, an ultrasound tech with a history of not finishing things, is inspired by a cancer patient to sign up for a Triathlon. Natalie is introduced to the strange (and aerodynamic) world of triathletes and meets a colorful cast of characters as she trains for the Nation’s Triathlon. With the support of her new teammates, […]

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Triathletes

Posted by: on March, 28 2016

Found on Ironman.com and written by Jessica Ellito What to cultivate beyond good swim form, bike power, and run mechanics. Triathletes have the key tasks — swimming, biking and running — down. We can do those all day (and we do). But we also know that cultivating healthy habits often gets us closer to reaching […]

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome?

Posted by: on March, 22 2016

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Heather Finley, R.D. Q: I keep hearing about “leaky gut syndrome” affecting a growing number of endurance athletes. What’s the deal? A: You aren’t what you eat—but you are what you digest! “Leaky gut” isn’t just a buzz phrase; it’s an increasingly common (and often overlooked) condition that impacts […]

Brick Basics For Beginners

Posted by: on March, 3 2016

Found on USAT.com and written by Marty Gaal A brick in the triathlon world usually refers to a bike-run workout but would also include a swim-bike workout.  Brick workouts are important in triathlon since the sport is made of up of three consecutively run legs — swim, bike, run, in that order for the most […]

Get Comfy: Proper Aero Position

Posted by: on February, 29 2016

Found on LavaMagazine and written by Karen Buxton I am constantly amazed at the number of triathletes riding top-of-the-line time trial bikes who are unable to hold an aero position. Take any iron-distance event, for example. There are always several racers, both men and women, sitting up on the flats, downhill rollers and even into […]

A Look At The Mind’s Role In Endurance Sports

Posted by: on February, 22 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald How Bad Do You Want It? A Closer Look at the Mind’s Role in Endurance Sports <a href=&quot;https://adclick.g.doubleclick.net/pcs/click?xai=AKAOjsuVNSXf4xppMFVjBnNGUE35PcSZ_GRtwx2Q5Sz4cxu8wUPa7hz_FmtBKvEb-Wsl-7HvhKjrMdfZIPpu0K7KuyeEhYV2pObmQcPe0sXniWsaqcPD4FoTbCpJ1ZXqz9GFS8rS1bFjcOlRwioe0LXMqSPolTX1klh1fmZDedjYfEZy4F43oeeKeGFVlbaKVf5OUdLTxQQZcWiC4OjI61uNV65I9F494IMBzKf9nvW0R8AKRV_Q4pztgGoR98dOsbkT2q0xTmj5RAFMtxfPS9ngPx76VfQQAyH0lEOXXJqMtCPQuOSu-VqWxQuPmkxsVxdd1lUkbqfHLQ2S5p9UQ2XQs7H6jeKqKsG0nLEaIC_r5ib3yboF_etKVq0cJDw9WFZQygzQSdy1CM5nLBQZ3StKIU0ZJfPuJEAbNUZ98_UXeGDckOPcM3ozbzriuyozZAaOZoWL9ltHjFszcr-Wzcupa-0ep9UftXDvzf2gqE0op5IhEG38AonIy33r71W1MKmp5JeVFV27ZVkfgin6j0mEfo5AW_-R61BW878ArZbMorYKu-G2YtDcyV_AMY-izUQtsX-iI74zrBf2s4-BV-7HSX7fqqtmJfrikgpdAdL2JVM5GK0A3jQbgZt2A_lLULdwECNhdrEM0oBUWvmZS1tYQmAOH5oGQjHbAbKAU2Rj8qZde9DahucxzNE1PvFERGcG-1hjwmuWEyz1E7IGgNUrKXeWB4bv0A-hECobw8bnwfs7snWJdFyi2EA6LkZwmn94ZH04nrzv6pdRjGb19milpBA-lTR7hJHWBqnR4OQtTCjtKbv8uwgd38h5&amp;sig=Cg0ArKJSzKvOxkNUDmb2EAE&amp;urlfix=1&amp;adurl=https://www.caesars.com/las-vegas/hotels/vegas-vacation%3Futm_source%3Dgoogledisplaynetwork%26utm_medium%3Ddisplay%7Cbanner%26utm_content%3DLAS_OCC_DIS_HotRates_Couple_728x90%26utm_keyword%3DHotRates%26utm_campaign%3DDM_LVM_OCC_2016%26dclid%3D%25edclid!&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;><img border=&quot;0&quot; style=&quot;display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto&quot; alt=&quot;Backup Image&quot; src=&quot;https://s1.2mdn.net/2891872/LAS_HotRates_Banner_728x90.jpg&quot; /></a> Endurance athletes, by definition, endure. They endure long hours of training, the privations of a monastic lifestyle, and all manner […]

The Weird Symptoms of Overdrinking During Your Race

Posted by: on February, 22 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Susan Paul Taking in too much fluid can be just as dangerous as being dehydrated. Emily asks: I just ran my second marathon. I felt good up until about mile 20 when I suddenly became nauseous. After that, I had to walk intermittently the remainder of the race. My […]

5 Truths About Running And Caffeine

Posted by: on February, 17 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Pamela Nisevich Bede As a registered sports dietitian, I spend a lot of time advising athletes. Our introductory meetings always include a review of performance goals, current nutritional status, and recent food intake. Invariably, the conversation turns into some sort of confession—but not the kind you’d expect. Rarely do […]

The New Rules of the Road

Posted by: on February, 12 2016

Found on Ironman.com We talk with Ironman head referee Jimmy Riccitello about the changes to the year’s global competition rules. IRONMAN: What are the most notable changes in the IRONMAN Competition Rules from last year? Jimmy Riccitello: We increased the age-group draft zone from 10 meters to 12 meters for all IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN […]

4 Ways To Become A Better Runner This Year

Posted by: on February, 2 2016

Found on MapMyRun.com Reaching your full potential as a runner is all about trial and error. There are so many pieces to the puzzle, and it often takes years to figure out the right formula. One thing is for sure: What works for your running buddy likely won’t work for you. Upping your running game […]

Why You Need To Run Strides

Posted by: on February, 2 2016

Found on MapMyRun.com If strides aren’t a part of your weekly running routine, you’re missing out. Strides are a simple and effective way to introduce your body to speed work, loosen up after an easy run and prepare for a challenging workout. They require minimal effort above and beyond your regular training but can provide […]

VIDEO: Inspirational Speaker Hector Picard

Posted by: on January, 28 2016

The motivating story of double arm amputee triathlete Hector Picard. A son, brother, husband and father of four who has decided to live his life to the fullest. Hector Picard is a motivational and inspirational speaker who has decided to show others what the human mind can accomplish regardless of the challenging obstacles we may […]

Marathon Goddess To Run 100th Marathon

Posted by: on January, 27 2016

From NBC Los Angeles A Southern California woman known as the “Marathon Goddess” is on a mission to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer the only way she knows how: by running. Julie Weiss has run 99 marathons in her life, including 52 in one year, and is in the final stretching of training for yet […]

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 […]

Solving The Mystery of Side Stitches In Runners

Posted by: on January, 20 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Kelly O’Mara When I was in high school, I would often find myself in the middle of a run suddenly so debilitated by pain in my lower side that I’d simply end up walking home or seeking refuge in a local gas station to wait it out. Eventually, the […]

Tune Into Your Inner GPS For A Better Race

Posted by: on January, 20 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Lisa Marshall Sometimes you can finish faster without your gadgets. Smartphones and GPS watches have revolutionized our sport, enabling us to track pace and distance in real time. According to Running USA, 52 percent of runners carry GPS devices. But there is a downside: “There’s been a shift from […]

24 Tips To Swim, Bike And Run Happier

Posted by: on January, 14 2016

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Holly Bennett One of the main motivators for sport is that it makes us feel good. But triathlon is also tough, both physically and mentally, and every triathlete can benefit from tips to help us be happier competitors. We’ve compiled psychological and practical tools from top pros and coaches, […]

7 Reasons To Tri This Year

Posted by: on January, 14 2016

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Lance Watson Coach’s Note By Lance Watson:  7 Reasons To Tri January is a time of new hope and new purpose. The summer race season sits on the horizon, and we dream of riding that sleek new racing machine through various new adventures, while shattering personal bests. But wait, […]

How To Recover Between Intervals

Posted by: on January, 13 2016

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Alex Hutchinson Speedy interval sessions require rest between repetitions—and especially when you’re pushing your limits, the natural instinct may be to stop and put your hands on your knees while you catch your breath. But experience teaches us a counterintuitive lesson: Gentle jogging during those precious snippets of recovery […]

Start Your Season Right

Posted by: on January, 13 2016

Found on Ironman.com and written by Carola Felchner Markus Konrad of German Sport University Cologne offers tips for getting back to regular training. It can be difficult after the holidays for athletes in the northern hemisphere to stay motivated to train; snow, sleet, and rain can throw a wrench in our grandest plans. We sat […]

Triathlete: Are You A Tri-Dork?

Posted by: on January, 11 2016

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Jesse Thomas An unscientific calculation of the triathlon cool quotient. One thing I’ve discovered during my short triathlon career is there are certain behaviors deemed socially acceptable by triathletes (what I’m generously calling “tri-cool”), and certain behaviors that are clearly socially unacceptable, hence the term “tri-dork.” As a rather […]

Want To Improve Your Economy? Stop Stretching

Posted by: on January, 11 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Loss of flexibility isn’t necessarily a bad thing. One of the more interesting effects of run training is reduced flexibility in the joints of the lower legs. In a word, the more you run, the harder it is to touch your toes. I was been reminded of […]

5 Ways To Make The Open Water Less Intimidating

Posted by: on January, 5 2016

Found on Competitor.com and written by Meredith Atwood Advice for avoiding panic attacks and other perceived perils of open-water swimming. My first open-water training swim may have been one of the worst in the history of open-water swimming. The horrifying tale went something like this: 43 degrees outside, 62 degrees in the lake and my […]

Weak In The Knees? Strengthen Your Hips

Posted by: on December, 29 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Studies provide encouraging evidence for knock-kneed runners. The knee is the most common sight of injury in runners. Almost half of all overuse injuries affecting runners occur at the knee. And the most common type of knee injury in runners is patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). The weird […]