What is My Ideal Race Weight for Triathlon?

What is My Ideal Race Weight for Triathlon?

Whether the encouragement comes in the form of a magazine article, diet book, or from a training friend, it’s hard to miss the fact that triathletes are often (perhaps obsessively) concerned with their weight. Much of this weight obsession stems from American culture,...
Age Group Doping in Triathlon and Medications You Cannot Take

Age Group Doping in Triathlon and Medications You Cannot Take

Doping is the process of using illegal substances (referred to as Performance Enhancing Drugs or PEDs) to improve sporting performance, and triathlon is no stranger to this immoral and unlawful act. Because of extensive drug testing and media coverage, professional...
Surviving Flu Season as an Endurance Athlete

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...
The Importance of Recovery (Both Types) for Endurance Athletes

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...
Is Even More Exercise Even Better? Maybe. Maybe Not.

Is Even More Exercise Even Better? Maybe. Maybe Not.

“You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself.” – Arthur Ashe As a long-time endurance athlete and coach, I’ve observed many inspiring stories tied to the benefits of exercise. I’ve seen friends lose unhealthy weight, cope with cancer or simplify...

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