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.

The Importance of Recovery (Both Types) for Endurance Athletes

There are two types of recovery and endurance athletes (especially triathletes training for 3 different sports each week) need to pay attention to both. Active recovery is an easy effort such as doing double arm backstroke after you finish a hard swim set or going for...

4 Tips for Early Season Triathlon and Run Training

We All Want to Get Better This Year...Right? January is an exciting month as we set off on a path to improve ourselves. As one of my past yoga instructors used to say, "No one wants to start the New Year and get worse during the year."  We all want to get better. Gym...

4 Reasons Why Triathletes Should Keep a Training Log

Bring a New Level of Awareness to Your Triathlon Training Keeping a training journal (or log) will bring a new level of awareness to your triathlon training. It can help you learn from your mistakes, identify successes, avoid burnout and find motivation to achieve a...

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...

Why Triathletes Should Do Running Races During the Winter

As a triathlete, how do you feel about just running? The winter months between one triathlon season and the next provide an opportunity to focus your training in one area. This winter we encourage you to sign up for a few stand alone running races from 5k’s to half...

Getting to a Flow State in Triathlon Through Setting Goals

Have you ever gotten overwhelmed by a workout and backed out entirely? What about becoming bored during the middle of a master’s swim practice? While one scenario is considerably harder than you are capable of (or willing to attempt) and the other situation is too...

Where to Spend Your Money in Triathlon Part IV: Running

Putting on a pair of shoes and stepping outside for a run is so...simple. Many people fall in love with running for this very reason - you don’t need a whole lot of gear to run and you can run pretty much anywhere. However, if you are training for triathlons, in...

Where to Spend Your Money in Triathlon Part III: Extra Bike Stuff

When stepping into the world of triathlon, it is no big surprise to athletes that they will need a bike, a helmet, and the appropriate kit to wear on race day. What surprises some athletes as they continue in the sport is how much extra gear there can be for training...

Where to Spend Your Money in Triathlon Part II: Biking

Last week in a blog post, we talked about where to spend money on swim gear in preparation for a triathlon. Swimming is not nearly as expensive of a sport as cycling. Which is why we are going to talk about where to spend money for the bike today. The Bike for...

Where to Spend Your Money in Triathlon Part 1: Swimming

By now you probably already know that triathlon is a tricky sport to train for because it requires you to split your time and effort between three disciplines. Have you ever stopped to consider how difficult it is to budget your money for the sport? For every race you...

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