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Four Ways to Improve Your Swim in a Triathlon

Swimming is the toughest discipline for many triathletes (unless you come from a competitive swimming background). Learning how to swimming more efficiently (and faster) will leave you feeling less fatigued after the swim and finishing with a faster race time. More...

Tips for Dealing with 4 Common Mishaps on Triathlon Race Day

This past Saturday and Sunday was the first big race weekend of the 2018 triathlon season with IRONMAN 70.3 races in Oceanside, Florida and Texas. As you prepare for your first (or second) race this year, here are some tips for dealing with four common mishaps on...

Training for a Hilly Bike Course in Your Next Triathlon

Thinking about whether or not to sign up for a triathlon with a hilly bike course? Or, maybe you've already signed up and are wondering how you'll training for a hill course when your training terrain is flat. Many athletes avoid races with hilly bike courses. Reasons...

Best Practices for Long Training Rides for Triathlons and Centuries

When you look at the of results long distance racing like IRONMAN Triathlon&ref;, it is not always the most physically fit or talented triathlete who crosses the finish line first. I like to use the analogy of triathlon as being puzzles with 1,000 pieces. There are so...

What to Bring with You on a Long Bike Training Ride

Years ago, I was riding with a friend on Skyline Drive in Virginia for a long training ride in preparation for an IRONMAN Triathlon. It was raining lightly when we parked our cars at the entrance to the park and started to slowly climb up onto the drive. We were both...

Options for Traveling With Your Bike to Your Next Triathlon Race

When I first started traveling twenty years ago for distant triathlon races that I couldn't drive to, there were basically two options: fly with it in a bike bag (or box) or ship it via UPS or FEDEX to arrive at the destination a few days early. Airline fees for bikes...

Tips for Low Stress Traveling to Your Next Triathlon or Marathon Race

By the time triathlon or marathon race week rolls around, you've done all of the physical preparation except for the final taper. Unfortunately, all the work is not yet done. You will still need to pack all of your gear, possibly your family, and travel to the race...

Interview with Pro Triathlete Kennett Peterson

I recently had the chance to catch up with a friend, Kennett Peterson, who is racing professionally as a triathlete. He currently lives in Boulder, CO with his wife, Adelaide Perr (also a pro triathlete), and their dog, Maybellene. Kennett entered the sport of...

4 More Time-Saving Training Tricks for Endurance Athletes

One of the biggest challenges for endurance athletes (and especially triathletes training for 3 sports) is “fitting it all in." You spend time on training plus you will need next extra time for prep and travel to/from workouts, strength training, stretching, sleep,...

Surviving Flu Season as an Endurance Athlete

According to the CDC, there was widespread flu activity in every state except for Oregon and Hawaii as of the end of January 2018. Being an endurance athlete keeps you healthy on most occasions, but there is no amount of training that will save you from the flu. In...

Exploring Other Races Beyond IRONMAN Triathlon® Branded Events

"You are an IRONMAN!" You hear these words when you cross the finish line of an IRONMAN-branded event. When I crossed the finish line at my first IRONMAN in Penticton, British Columbia (former IRONMAN Canada), I was ecstatic. I felt like I had conquered the world....

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