ENDURANCEWORKS Triathlon Training and Racing Blog

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As service to the sport of triathlon and other endurance sports, we provide our clients and friends with articles that we feel will benefit them in their pursuit of personal excellence in triathlon, other endurance sports and life.

Tips for Pedaling More Efficiently While Riding Your Bicycle

Squares or circles? A choppy, inefficient pedal stroke is often called “pedaling squares.” When riding, we want to smooth out the pedal stroke – or “pedaling circles” – as Coach Krista Schultz, MEd, CSCS demonstrates in this short...

How to Clean Your Bicycle with Dwayne

Just like you would clean and maintain your car to keep it looking new, running smoothly and lasting longer, you also need to clean your bicycle on regular basis. In this short video, master bike mechanic Dwayne Bergeron of LTD Cycleworx in Boulder, Colorado...

Three Tips for Triathlon and Run Training in the Heat

The National Weather Service issued another heat advisory for us today in Southern California. High temperatures are forecasted to be above 100 F (37.8 C) through the end of this week. It's even warmer in places like Las Vegas and Phoenix. Other cities are...

Help! I’m Injured and Can’t Run. What Should I Do?

What are your changes of getting injured during triathlon training? Pretty good, actually... After my PR year of marathon and IRONMAN Triathlon in 2007 where I went 2:46 at Disney Marathon and 8:51 at Challenge Roth, I wanted to go faster in 2008 so I kept training...

How to Train for an IRONMAN Triathlon While Working Full-Time

Yes, you can. Still, even after being in the sport of triathlon as an athlete, coach and race director for more than 20 years, I continue to be impressed by the triathletes who tackle an IRONMAN Triathlon® distance successfully in spite of everything else they have...

What Causes “Bonking” During Triathlon Training and Racing?

Understanding How Bonking Occurs Have you ever done a long bike or run training session or race and suddenly "hit the wall" or "blown up"? There's a sudden feeling of fatigue and low energy. Your legs feel heavy and your movement feels forced. You may feel...

Three Fundamental Preparation Tips for Your First (or Next) Triathlon

Triathlon Preparation Fundamentals You've signed up for your first triathlon. Now that you've committed, the race becomes real. It's no longer, "Some day..." When I entered my first sprint triathlon at Atlantic Beach in Florida in 1995, I had no idea what to expect on...

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