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VIDEO: 5 Steps To The Perfect Snot Rocket

Posted by: on May, 28 2015

It’s easy to joke about the ”snot rocket,” a.k.a. the farmer’s blow. (Take it from me.) But all kidding aside, learning how to clear your nose on the run, quickly and cleanly, will make you a happier runner. Because runners are often too nervous to attempt a snot rocket on their own, and too embarrassed […]

10 Signs That You Need A Rest Day

Posted by: on May, 26 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jayme Otto Pay attention to 10 body indicators to gauge when to run and when to back off. After disappointing performances in a couple of key tune-up races last fall, a depleted Ryan Hall made the hard decision to withdraw from the Chicago Marathon. Too many grinding 15-mile tempo […]

30 Healthy Habits For Triathletes

Posted by: on May, 26 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Dr. Phil Maffetone Take your performance up a notch with a tip for each day of the month. Triathletes tend to seek out training tips for that extra performance edge. They endlessly debate race-day nutrition that will somehow provide more energy. But without a healthy body, even the most […]

Triathlon Cancelled After Cyclist Is Murdered

Posted by: on May, 21 2015

Found on Slowtwitch.com and written by Timoth Carlson John Jacoby, a 48-year-old man who was a part-time park caretaker for the town of Windsor, Colorado was shot twice and killed Monday morning while riding his bike a mile from his apartment. Jacoby was well-known in this small Colorado town about 30 miles north of Denver […]

Three Tips For Overcoming A Bad Race

Posted by: on May, 20 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Duncan Larkin Ask any Olympian about their experiences competing at the top of his or her sport and it’s a good bet they’ll not only mention the highs of their career, but also the lows. Even elite athletes are human beings and being human means having to deal with setbacks. […]

VIDEO: The Importance Of Recovery

Posted by: on May, 19 2015

In this video, Sage Rountree, author of “The Athlete’s Guide To Recovery” explains how recovering properly will help you reap the benefits of hard workouts.

6 Ways To A Happier Gut

Posted by: on May, 15 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Kim Mueller Neglecting the GI system is one of the biggest mistakes triathletes make. Take charge of your discomfort with this guide. You just blazed the bike leg of your second IRONMAN, and are determined to carry the momentum onto the run. Instead, you are greeted with bloating, gas, […]

Could The Run/Walk Method Work For You?

Posted by: on May, 14 2015

Found on Triathlon.com and written by Mackenzie Lobby Havey Depending on your goals, a run/walk method could get you to the finish line faster—and in greater comfort. For some triathletes, the idea of walking during the run portion of a race is out of the question. You’d rather shamble along with your last ounce of […]

Ironman Responds To Kona Lottery Decision

Posted by: on May, 13 2015

Found on Ironman.com Statement from IRONMAN in response to recent DOJ decision. We are proud of the longstanding tradition of the IRONMAN Kona Lottery. Thanks to the vision of IRONMAN Co-founders, John and Judy Collins, the IRONMAN Lottery has changed lives and provided athletes of all abilities the opportunity to participate in the world’s most […]

VIDEO: Introduction To Foot Care

Posted by: on May, 13 2015

Found on Competitor.com Your feet, obviously, are extremely important to your success as a runner. What parts of the foot need the most attention, and what are the best ways to care for your feet? In this video, Bryan Hill of Rehab United in San Diego gives an extensive look at the foot, pointing out […]

VIDEO: What The Extra Shoelace Hole Is Used For

Posted by: on May, 12 2015

Have you ever wondered why there is an extra shoelace hole at the top of your shoe? Many running and hiking shoes have the extra hole and most people don’t ever use it. Instead, they skip threading the lace through the last top hole and tie them as usual. After watching this video you will […]

That Marathon Was More Painful Than You Remember

Posted by: on May, 8 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Kit Fox A new study shows runners have short-term memory when it comes to pain. In the throes of a marathon, you are very aware of the pain—from quivering calves to chafed skin to sore feet. But six months later, it appears marathoners can be quite forgetful. A new […]

Marathons, Triathlons, To Allow Athletes To Transfer And Sell Bibs

Posted by: on May, 7 2015

Found on Wall Street Journal. Sold-out events ease strict rules and offer insurance for refunds to accommodate injured athletes  

7 Reasons to Love Ironman 70.3 Distance

Posted by: on May, 7 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Jennifer Ward Barber A week ago I ticked my seventh IRONMAN 70.3 race off the list. Crossing the finish line in Austin, Texas, besides the sense of personal achievement, got me thinking about the uniqueness of the distance. With seven in the books, I’ve grown to love the distance. […]

10 Things Not to Say to a Triathlete

Posted by: on May, 7 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Lisa Dolbear 10 things triathletes are sick of hearing, and how to respond. Oh, October. That wonderful time of the year when most triathletes begin the off season and take some time to rest and do something other than swim, bike or run. Chances are, your arms and legs […]

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 […]

The Price We Pay

Posted by: on April, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Susan Lacke I returned home from a run a few weeks ago to find my neighbor, Matt, unloading bags of soil from the trunk of his car. “Whatcha up to, man?” I queried, pointing to the dirt. Matt handed me a bag of soil and gestured for me to […]

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: VMO Dip

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

60 Second Strength and Stretching Excercises. This week’s Monday Minute features the VMO dip, an exercise that will help runners avoid knee injury.

VIDEO: Calf Self Massage

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

In this video we offer you a cheap alternative to getting a deep tissue massage on your lower legs. Known as “self myofascial massage” this technique is a type of deep-tissue massage that will help you work the kinks out of your calf muscles. All you need is a hard ball, such as a lacrosse […]

How California Races Are Saving Water During Extreme Drought

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Kit Fox On April 1, California passed a law aiming to reduce the state’s water consumption by 25 percent over the next year. The persistent and extreme drought has forced residents to cut back almost everywhere, from the bathroom to the kitchen to the lawn. But how about on […]

13 Tips For Sprint Triathlon Newbies

Posted by: on April, 6 2015

Found on USATriathlon.org and written by Sarah Wassner You’re a sprint triathlon rookie. So what? With a little practice and a few simple tips, you can be just as prepared as a seasoned veteran. Use this advice from a few of the top U.S. triathlon coaches to conquer the swim, bike and run — and […]

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.

VIDEO: Dogbone Drill

Posted by: on March, 5 2015

Found on Competitor.com by Triathlete.com When done properly, Bobby McGee says this running drill is helpful for balance, coordinating the shoulders with the hips.

VIDEO: 3 Drills For A Better Running Stride

Posted by: on March, 5 2015

Found on Competitor.com by Jene Shaw

Training For Triathlons at an Older Age

Posted by: on March, 4 2015

Found on NYTIMES.com and written by Elizabeth Olson LAST year, at 66, Jenny F. Scott was not an obvious triathlete. A retired special education teacher, she had suffered a stress fracture running decades ago and took up serious bicycling only when she was 64 years old. But Ms. Scott, of West Columbia, S.C., and a […]

How To Start (or get back to) Consistent Running

Posted by: on March, 3 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jene Shaw What you need to know to start—or get back to—consistent running for your first race. Whether you’re just getting into running or returning after a hiatus, it’s important to take a smart, gradual approach to gaining fitness. “Remember that not only do you need time to build […]

5 Potions For Pain Relief

Posted by: on March, 2 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Sarah Brown Shea These creams and sprays can help relieve sore muscles. When you’re ready to give overworked muscles some well-deserved TLC, pain-relieving creams and sprays can be “effective in providing temporary relief” for soreness that stems from a tough workout, says Annie O’Connor, with the Rehabilitation Institute of […]

Recover Better To Run Faster

Posted by: on February, 25 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Mario Fraioli Maximize your training and progress with optimal recovery practices. Runners love to talk about their training. Epic long runs, tough hill sessions and killer track workouts are all very exciting, and they make for good stories even years after they’ve been completed. Reliving every lung-burning second of […]

Train Hard, Recover Faster

Posted by: on February, 25 2015

Found on USATriathlon.org and written by Susan Kitchen As triathletes, we’re constantly looking for that extra edge. A world of products promise to make us faster, fitter, stronger — and compression socks, recovery boots, race wheels and aero helmets certainly help. But there’s a limit to what these pricey accessories can do for us. Fortunately, you already have a secret weapon […]

Dodgeball Triathlon

Posted by: on February, 19 2015

The Super Bowl is the last place you might expect to see exposure for triathlon, but that’s exactly what happened on Sunday night thanks to Subway and its “Tough Dodger” commercial. We love the commercial for celebrating fitness (and triathlon specifically) and we also think triathlon dodge ball is a hilarious/awesome concept. Who else is […]

11 Traits Of Top-Notch Triathletes

Posted by: on February, 17 2015

Found on Ironman.com and written by Jessica Elliott If any of these quirks describe you, watch out, there may be a PR in your near future. Triathletes come from different backgrounds, range greatly in age and often take completely different approaches to training and racing. But, deep down, we know we’re all cut from the […]

How To Become A Cyclist

Posted by: on February, 11 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Take your bike skills from cruising to race-ready with these tips. The simple act of pedaling a bike is easy enough to pick up even after years away (“just like riding a bike,” right?). The difficulty comes in turning your leisurely riding into a race effort. In order to improve, […]

2014 Ironman All World Athlete Champions Announced

Posted by: on February, 6 2015

Found on EnduranceSportsWire TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2015) – After a successful year of competition, IRONMAN is proud to announce the overall All World Athlete™(AWA) Champions for each Age Group category. IRONMAN® triathlon athletes received the AWA designation in their age groups by competing in multiple events and earning Age Group Ranking points during the […]

Race Guards

Posted by: on February, 5 2015

Have you seen the Race Guards out at your recent event? Race Guards was established in March 2012 in San Diego, California to provide in-race first aid for athletic events throughout the country with a focus on running and cycling races, triathlons and endurance events.  Race Guards is comprised of volunteers trained in CPR, AED […]

The Race Weight Debate

Posted by: on February, 4 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Chris McCormack When it comes to Ironman, lighter is not necessarily better. I’d say 99 percent of people I talk to in this sport believe weight’s relationship to performance is as simple as “less is better.” This is a half-truth—the weight puzzle is much more complex. There has never […]

Ironman California Events

Posted by: on January, 27 2015

Santa Cruz is known for its temperate climate, stunning coastline and redwood forests, and this brand-new race provides ample opportunities to enjoy it all.The race starts on the Santa Cruz Main Beach, east of the wharf. A 1.2 mile ocean swim will kick off the day. Athletes will begin the bike course at Depot Park […]

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 […]

You Know You’re Screwed At The Start Line When…

Posted by: on January, 20 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Caitlyn Pilkington Have any of these scenarios happened to you before a race? We’ve all been there: No matter how well training goes, something totally ridiculous, unexpected and outrageous can still plague you minutes before stepping up to the line. Some are embarrassing or downright disgusting. Others are shrug-worthy […]

VIDEO: Running Techniques From A World Champion

Posted by: on January, 14 2015

2012 Ironman world champion Pete Jacobs discusses the importance of running technique and how he learned about the most efficient way to run.

Fixing And Preventing Neck Pain For Triathletes

Posted by: on December, 29 2014

Found on Triathlon.com and written by Jordan D. Metzl, M.D. Riding in the aero position can lead to aches and pains in your neck muscles, or perhaps even a spasm or “locking up” sensation. The human body has a set of muscles that run along both sides of your spine all the way from your […]

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 […]

Butter In Your Coffee

Posted by: on December, 16 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Amanda Macmillan The latest trend has runners blending butter and oil (such as coconut) into their cuppa Joe, a drink often called “bulletproof coffee”—so-named after The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey (and published by RW’s parent company, Rodale). Fans claim it provides lasting energy, staves off hunger, and helps […]

VIDEO: Macca Discusses Overcoming Swim Fears

Posted by: on December, 11 2014

Found on Challenge TV  

VIDEO: Apolo Ohno Finished Kona

Posted by: on November, 24 2014

Episode 8. Apolo Ohno finishes at the Kona Ironman Championship.

Sunspot Causing Issues With GPS Watches

Posted by: on November, 5 2014

Found on Competitor.com A sunspot nearly 20 times the surface area of Earth is launching solar flares toward the planet. Has your GPS running watch or cycling head unit been acting up recently? You’re probably not alone. A new report claims a sunspot that’s almost 20 times the surface area of Earth has sent six […]

VIDEO: Kona Recap

Posted by: on November, 4 2014

Going through #IMKona withdrawal? We’ve got you covered with the recap video! Reminder: NBC broadcast Saturday, November 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET (check local listings for details) Post by Ironman World Championship.

New Triathlon Training Facility

Posted by: on October, 27 2014

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Jenny Shaw An 1,100-acre training and racing venue will be the first of its kind in the world. A new 1,100-acre self-contained training and racing venue is in the works near Wilmington, N.C., and will be the first of its kind in the endurance sports world. The TriHabitat (Trihabitat.com) […]

Avoid Postseason Burnout

Posted by: on October, 27 2014

Found on USATriathlon.com and written by Cheryl D Hart One mile from the finish of Sunday morning’s 20-mile run, my Garmin read, “BATTERY LOW.” I almost said out loud, “No kidding!” By the end of race season, most of us feel we’re running on empty. We’ve committed considerable time and energy to training and racing. […]

VIDEO: Recovery Tips

Posted by: on October, 21 2014

The importance of recovery from Triathlete.com.

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 […]

VIDEO: How To Prevent Achilles Tendon Injuries

Posted by: on October, 20 2014

Found on Triathlete.com. Prevent achilles tendon and lower leg injuries with this exercise.  

What The Pro’s Eat After The Race

Posted by: on October, 16 2014

Found on Ironman.com From burgers and fries to mai tai’s, here’s what the pros chow down on after crossing the finish line. by Marni Sumbal Triathletes are known to be driven, obsessive and competitive and, more often than not, slightly food obsessed. Because achieving perfect race-week and race-day nutrition may make the difference between a […]

New Caffeine Gum

Posted by: on October, 14 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Brian Metzler The American track star launches a new performance-oriented gum. Sit down with American middle-distance runner Nick Symmonds and you’ll find out he’s full of good ideas. His latest? Run Gum, a caffeine-enhanced, zero-calorie gum developed for athletes and active people. The two-time Olympian and five-time U.S. 800m champion launched the […]

VIDEO: Last Hour Of Finishers At Kona

Posted by: on October, 14 2014

From Ironman.com.  Video of the final finishers of the 2014 Kona Ironman Championship.  

VIDEO: Apolo Ohno Finishes Kona

Posted by: on October, 13 2014

Apolo Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time, finished the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 9 hours, 52 minutes and 27 seconds. Here’s the video of him crossing the finish line:

Carfrae and Kienle Win Kona

Posted by: on October, 13 2014

Found on Slowtwitch.com and written by Sebastian Kienle joined a list of German uberbikers who were able to win the Ironman World Championship on the bike and Mirinda Carfrae took her 3rd Kona crown with yet another record-setting run that overcame a 14 minutes 33 seconds deficit to Daniela Ryf after the bike leg. The […]

How To Watch The Kona Ironman World Championship

Posted by: on October, 9 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Bethany Mavis Want to follow the Ironman World Championship for the first time this Saturday? Here’s what you need to know. The exclusive live coverage will be on Ironman.com, and Ironman tends to gather some top former and current professionals to serve as commentators for the race—last year’s race featured […]

Thank A Volunteer On Race Day

Posted by: on October, 9 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Amanda Brooks Before many racers have roused from a fitful night of pre-race sleep, volunteers are setting up aid stations, manning the post-race food and organizing medals. We whiz by them snatching cups of water as they cheerfully encourage us through sweltering heat, pelting rain and on mornings where […]

Sara Groff: Top 5 Training Foods

Posted by: on September, 25 2014

Found on ESPN.Go.Com and written by Sarah Goff Triathlete Sarah Groff finished second in the world rankings during the 2014 season, behind American teammate Gwen Jorgensen. She was also the top American finisher, in fourth, at the London Olympic Games. My fiancé Ben is a pro runner, and with two athletes in the house, our […]

Ironman Lake Tahoe Cancelled

Posted by: on September, 22 2014

Found on Ironman.com Due to unsafe air quality conditions in the Lake Tahoe basin, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe and IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe will not take place today, Sunday, September 21, 2014. The safety of athletes, volunteers, and spectators is our highest priority. The decision to cancel the event involved recommendations from the State of California […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Mission Apolo Episode 5

Posted by: on September, 12 2014

Apolo Ohno has a packed weekend of fun and tough training in Boulder, Colorado, in the latest episode of Mission Apolo: BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK. Apolo participates in the Boulder Underpants Run, a long-standing tradition in the triathlon community, and gets to turn the tables on his Coach Paula Newby-Fraser to show who is boss […]

Brett Favre Does A Triathlon

Posted by: on September, 11 2014

Found on Si.com and written by Brendan Maloy Former Green Bay Packers/New York Jets/Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre completed a triathlon in Gulf Shores, Alabama over the weekend, coming in third in his division. Favre and his wife Deana both competed in the shortened sprint course at the Brett Robinson Alabama Coastal Triathlon. The course […]

Synthetic Gear vs Cotton Gear. Which smells worse?

Posted by: on September, 10 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Scott Douglas In a finding that will not surprise this writer’s wife, synthetic exercise gear smelled worse than cotton gear a day after both had been worn during a sweaty workout, according to research published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Belgian researchers had 26 people do a hard hour-long spin bike workout. The […]

Apple Introduces Its Smartwatch

Posted by: on September, 9 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Kelsey Aplaio, Scott Douglas Apple Unveils its Smartwatch Apple Watch will have many fitness-specific features. Apple unveiled its long-anticipated entry into the smartwatch market, Apple Watch, today at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. “Because you wear it, we invented new intimate ways to connect and communicate directly from […]

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 […]

How To Avoid Race Day Pit Stops

Posted by: on August, 25 2014

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Lauren Antonucci Q: I feel great in training, but I keep having to stop to use the bathroom during half-Ironman races. What can I do to avoid race-day pit stops? A: There are many factors that can contribute to frequent Porta-Potty trips in endurance racing, most of which can […]

10 Tips To Get Rid Of Hamstring Tightness

Posted by: on August, 21 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Susan Paul Runners’ hamstrings get tight due to over-lengthening. Dear Susan- I have been experiencing pain at the very top of my leg and the very bottom of my butt. One of my running buddies suggested it was my hamstrings and that they were probably too tight. So I’ve […]

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! […]

Ironman Silverman 70.3 Bike Route

Posted by: on August, 15 2014

Team RaceGrader will be attending Ironman 70.3 this year. Here is the bike route. You can take a look at the 3D flyover.  

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 […]

Triathlon Glossary

Posted by: on August, 14 2014

Found on Ironman.com From fartleks to bonking, stay on top of the conversation with our regularly-updated list. Ever wish you had a quick resource to pick up some common triathlon terms that are frequently thrown around by veterans, but sometimes confuse newbies? Look no further! Here are some common triathlon terms to add to your […]

Gordon Ramsey Preps For Kona

Posted by: on August, 14 2014

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Erin Beresini The Master Chef shares his secret training recipe for Ironman. Chef Gordon Ramsay is headed back to Kona this fall after making his Ironman debut on the Big Island in 2013. Like it or not that he received a special slot, there’s no denying the famous foodie […]

Mike Reilly: Coming To A Finish Line Near You

Posted by: on August, 13 2014

Found on Ironman.com and written by Jennifer Ward Barber The Voice of IRONMAN is gearing up for another five years. Here’s what keeps him coming back. Mike Reilly has been announcing at IRONMAN races for 25 years, and isn’t about to quit anytime soon. The gregarious San Diegan recently signed on for another five years […]

Bob Babbitt Remembers Robin Williams

Posted by: on August, 12 2014

Found on SlowTwitch.com and written by Dan Empfield I don’t know anyone in triathlon who knew Robin Williams as did Bob Babbitt. I asked Bob about Robin. His voice was hoarse when we spoke. I believe Bob had spent a lot of time talking about Robin for local television in San Diego. Here’s a part […]

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 […]

6 Nutrition Tips For The Endurance Athlete

Posted by: on August, 12 2014

Found on Ironman.com and written by Jennifer Ward Barber In a sport where food is fuel, we sometimes forget that eating well is more than just bars and salt pills. But let’s do a quick calculation: If you get eight hours of sleep a night, you’re awake for 112 hours a week. A 20-hour/week training […]

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 […]

Boulder Ironman Underpants Run

Posted by: on August, 5 2014

Found on Triathlete.com Boulder Underpants Run View Larger Image. Boulder Underpants Run View Larger Image. Boulder Underpants Run View Larger Image. Boulder Underpants Run Photos: Holly Bennett Hundreds of hard bodies–including several pro triathletes and a certain Olympian/Ironman-in-training–took to the Boulder streets in droves on Thursday night, strutting their stuff at the first annual Boulder […]

VIDEO: Apolo Ohno, Craig “Crowie” Alexander and Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae

Posted by: on August, 4 2014

Q&A with Olympic World Champion Apolo Ohno and IRONMAN World Champions Craig “Crowie” Alexander and Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae. Learn how these three world class athletes have been preparing for the IRONMAN World Championships.

Inspirational Ironman Finish Lake Placid

Posted by: on July, 30 2014

Post by Erin Guida.

VIDEO: Idaho Boy Helps Disabled Brother In Triathlon

Posted by: on July, 24 2014

An 8-year-old boy helped his younger brother, who has a rare genetic condition that’s confined him to a wheelchair, finish a triathlon

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 […]

VIDEO: Race Recap Apolo Ohno First Triathlon

Posted by: on July, 17 2014

It is race day at IRONMAN 70.3 Boise and Apolo Ohno is taking on his very first triathlon with his teammate, Women’s Health fitness director Jen Ator, rooting for him on the sidelines. For Apolo, an eight time short-track speedskater gold medalist, it’s his first opportunity to truly understand what it takes to be a […]

Fueling Your Brain For Running

Posted by: on July, 16 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Perform better by taking stuff that makes running feel easier. If you run at any given pace long enough, you will eventually get tired and slow down. Start running at 50 percent of your maximum sprint speed and you might last a few hours, assuming you’re fit. […]

VIDEO: Pete Jacobs Talks Running Technique

Posted by: on July, 15 2014

Former Ironman world champion Pete Jacobs discusses the importance of running technique and how he learned about the most efficient way to run.

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 […]

Preparing For Your First Race

Posted by: on July, 10 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jennifer Van Allen Even for seasoned racers, the days before a race can be stressful. With all the hope and hard work that you’ve invested in your goal event, you want to arrive at the starting line feeling calm, healthy, and ready to run your best. Here are a […]

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, […]

20 Great Reasons To Do A Triathlon

Posted by: on July, 8 2014

Found on FitnessRepublic.com Eric Harr from Triathlon Training fame and seasoned triathlete Joel Runyan, give us their 20 reasons to do a triathlon! Tackling swimming, running and cycling all in one event seems like quite a daunting task doesn’t it? For many, this challenge in itself is one of the prime reasons to do a triathlon. Think […]

VIDEO: Inspirational Story Of Rob Jones

Posted by: on July, 3 2014

Watch the great story of Rob Jones.

VIDEO: Core Workout With A World Champion

Posted by: on July, 3 2014

Three-time Ironman world champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander shares his core workout.

Nutrition Plan For A Half Ironman (70.3)

Posted by: on July, 3 2014

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Q: I am doing my first 70.3 this month. How do I need to adapt my nutrition plan? A: Graduating to the half-Ironman definitely requires some nutritional planning. I train my athletes to constantly ask themselves if they are ingesting adequate amounts of three key things during an endurance […]

Why “Hard” Courses Are Easier

Posted by: on July, 1 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Scott Fliegelman A smart strategy for finishing a hilly bike leg with energy left for the run. Last September I brought 15 athletes to Madison, Wis., ready to unleash their hard-earned fitness upon the Ironman Wisconsin course. On Friday morning of race week, however, several of them chose to […]

VIDEO: How To Catch A Bike Thief

Posted by: on June, 30 2014

Bike theft is a serious problem in San Francisco. Now the police are using every tool they have, including GPS trackers in bikes, social media and thousands of stickers that ask thieves a question.

7 Traits Of Mentally Tough Runners

Posted by: on June, 12 2014

Fought on Competitor.com and written by JoAnn Dahlkoetter, PhD How many of the seven key traits of mentally tough runners do you have? Do you know what makes runners mentally tough, especially when workouts or races are not going well? Do you know the best way to develop resilience in tight situations? To answer these questions, […]

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