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Five Tips To Reduce Your Transition Times in a Triathlon

Almost no one practices for or takes the time to properly prepare for triathlon transitions (T1 = swim to bike transition, T2 = bike to run transition). Think of all the hard rides, run, intervals, and swim sets that you do throughout the year just to shave off a few...

Bad Weather Day? Tips for Adapting Your Triathlon Training

During the middle of winter, with months of cold, rainy, snowy days ahead, even the most dedicated athletes can easily become frustrated when they continuously miss workouts because of bad weather. It is important to keep in mind that the winter should be used as a...

The Benefits of Having a Training Partner in Triathlon

Triathlon is not a team event. In fact, it can hardly get any more individualistic than triathlon when it comes to sports. Even runners are part of running or track teams, and swimmers race on teams as well. Because all of the hard work and determination is derived...

Tips for Regaining Focus in Triathlon Training After the Off-Season

The off season - or the transition between racing seasons - is an important time to refresh your body, recharge your mind, decrease your sleep debt and spend extra time with family and friends. Whether you take one month or three months of decreased activity (or zero...

Head to Toe Attire for Riding Your Bicycle Through the Winter Months

One of the greatest obstacles to consistent training—the only way to make real progress in triathlon—is the weather. Most people discuss the weather in passing with neighbors or to fill the uncomfortable silence during a dying conversation, but endurance athletes talk...

Tips for the Masters Triathlete (>40 Years Old)

Life ends at 40...or does it? A few years ago when I turned 40, I remember thinking, "I don't feel any different. It's not too bad." And, turning 40 wasn't bad because I could still do everything I could do before turning 40. I even started a new activity (To-Shin Do...

Start Planning Next Year’s Triathlon Racing Season Now

Whew! By now your triathlon season is either over or you are prepping for your final race of the year (at least in the northern hemisphere). It may seem early, but now is the perfect time to think about what next year’s triathlon schedule is going to look like. There...

Last Minute Tips for Success Before Your Triathlon Race This Weekend

A client's email about her upcoming IRONMAN Chattanooga race this weekend (plus there's IRONMAN Maryland as well) prompted me to write this blog post as an update to a blog post I wrote two years ago about few last minute tips for triathlon race day. Here is her...

Ask Questions to Discover the Lessons Learned from Your Triathlon Race

As triathletes, we rarely (if ever) experience the perfect race. You may nail your nutrition but then have a nail puncture in your rear wheel. You may hit a personal best coming out of the water but later you may drink too much liquid during the run and have stomach...

Staying Hydrated During Triathlon Training and Racing

Summer is in full swing and there are more hot days to come. Unless you can get your workout done first thing in the morning when the temperatures are cooler, chances are that you will be sweating during your training sessions. One important thing to remember is to...

Tips for Post-Race Recovery from Triathlons

There is a huge training lead-up to any race, particularly longer distance events like IRONMAN Triathlon®. You've committed a ton of time, energy and focus to show up on race day. However, when the race is over, you may find yourself asking, "What do I do now?" Below...

The Little Tricks of Triathlon for a Smoother Race

Every time you do a triathlon, you will pick up tips and tricks from talking to and watching more experienced triathletes. Here are a few simple tricks to help make your race day go more smoothly. If you're a more experienced triathlete reading this, please share your...

Tips for Dealing with Common Injuries in Triathlon

Because we do three different sports, there are many ways for triathletes to get injured. The key to minimizing downtime from injuries is to catch the injury early on so that you can make as full and quick a recovery as possible. Acute injuries, like an injury you’d...

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