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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 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...

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®, 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 a puzzle with 1,000 pieces. There are so...

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