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.

6 Ways to Incorporate Family Time with Triathlon Training

Triathlon training is tough on a family. If one parent trains and the other doesn’t have an athletic interest than there can be frustration when the time comes to workout. Or, if both parents are triathletes (or another type of endurance athlete like a marathon...

Try One of Our Favorite Swim Workouts in the Pool

Looking for a new swim workout to try in the pool? We want to share one of our favorite freestyle swim workouts with you. We provide the workout in its original form then share ways that you can adapt it to your specific needs: 500 warm-up choice or SKIPS (100 swim /...

Four Tips 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...

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