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LAVA Archives: Jordan Rapp on The Road To Kona

<i>(In 2011, Ironman introduced the Kona Points Ranking system for professional triathletes, a significant change in the qualification process for the</i> …

Training Tuesday: A Report Back from the Abyss of Overtraining

The beginning of 2016 was a tough time for me both professionally and athletically. I was working six days a week trying to finish my Ph.D. …

Cyclo-cross

The Weak Cyclist's Guide to Starting Triathlon

<b>Does the idea of going out for a bike ride fill you with a sense of dread</b>? Do you have a desire to either do your first triathlon, or get better at …

By The Numbers: 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Approximately <b>4,500</b> of the world’s top athletes will head to the “Scenic City” this weekend on Sept. 9 and 10 to compete in the 2017 Ironman 70.3 …

70.3 Worlds Preview: Holly Lawrence Goes Head to Head with Daniela Ryf

Chattanooga the place to be this weekend, as more than one hundred of triathlon’s best will descend upon the Tennessee town for this weekend’s …

Running Slower in the Heat

Summer is the season of overtraining.<p>Every year, when the temperature starts getting higher and the humidity begins to creep up, the coach in me …

Alistair Brownlee out of competition for rest of year

Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee announced over social media today that he will be undergoing surgery tomorrow for his chronic hip problem …

Why Do Rich People Love Endurance Sports?

Participating in endurance sports requires two main things: lots of time and money. Time because training, traveling, racing, recovery, and the inevitable hours one spends tinkering with gear accumulate—training just one hour per day, for example, adds up to more than two full weeks over the course …

Andrew Jamieson: A Learning Curve to Kona

One Quest for Kona contender offers his insight on his path to IRONMAN success.

Swimming

Cycling and gender: how and why male and female cyclists need to train differently

<b>Physiological differences mean different training programmes depending on your sex</b><p>The biggest single difference in sporting performance separating …

Gentle wins WTS Montreal

It wasn’t to be five wins out of five for WTS leader Flora Duffy in Montreal, as she has to settle for second place behind Australian Ashleigh …

Montréal

4 Pro Tips for Ironman Swimming Success

Click Here to Try Our Free Swimming Workouts<p><b>One of my athlete’s just signed up for Ironman Wisconsin.</b> I have been working with her one-on-one for the …

How to Build Up Your Swim Training Distance

<i>How do does a person determine what distance to workout depending on the swim distance of the race? For example, how can I determine the distance</i> …

What’s My FTP?​ app from Baron Biosystems takes guess work out of training with power

This new <i>What’s My FTP?</i>​ training app for Garmin GPS devices from Baron Biosystems aims to make working with a power meter even easier than before. …

Super League Triathlon comes to Jersey

<b>The organisers of the new Super League Triathlon, which debuted in Australia in March, have announced that Jersey will be the second location of the</b> …

2017 Triathlon Week - Bike Training Plans

• A personal training calendar powered by TrainingPeaks.<br>• Workouts from former USA Triathlon Coach of the Year and 2017 USAT World Team Coach, Mike …

TT bike helmets: 7 of the best reviewed

<b>In terms of seconds gained for pounds spent, a time trial aero helmet is potentially one of the best biking upgrades. However, before you head out</b> …

Helmets

This Hill Workout Will Help You Finish Your Next Race Strong

One of my pet peeves is hearing people talk about not having any speed at the end of a race. Granted at the top level in tactical races, the runner …

Exercise

277 New Swim Jobs You Might Love

Want a job in swimming? We have over 987 Swim Jobs listed. Current photo via Mike Lewis/Ola Vista Photography

It's Time to Let Lance Off the Hook

More importantly, it's time to let some of the people around you off the hook -- for their sake, and yours.<p>"I hate Lance Armstrong," a friend said. We were talking about the Tour de France, and I had mentioned I found Lance's daily Tour updates for <i>Outside</i> to be sharp and insightful.<p>"Who cares?" my …

United States’ Top Amateur Triathletes to Race for National Titles in Omaha Next Month

<b>COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.</b> — Thousands of the United States’ top amateur triathletes will return to Omaha, Nebraska, from Aug. 12-13 for the USA …

Eric Lagerstrom Wants To Make Triathlons Fun Again

Could this be the most awesome triathlon ever designed? Eric Lagerstrom packs as much action he can in this creative triathlon performed on the …

A Triathlon Standout, Even Before the Race

It will not be difficult to spot Max Fennell among the 34 professional triathletes who line up on the Hudson River’s edge early Sunday for the New York City Triathlon. Fennell is considered to be the only African-American professional triathlete.<p>The sport has been around since the early 1970s. But …

Joe Gambles on Coaching, Cairns, Kona and Being a New Dad

<i>After a couple of tough years filled with on-and-off injuries, Australian Joe Gambles is feeling healthy and has already had a big year. The</i> …

4 Ways Swimming Has Helped My Running

This form of cross-training brings some surprising benefits.<p>The other day, I walked into the locker room and a friend asked, “Did you just go swimming?”<p>I hadn’t. It just looked that way, because my shorts and shirt were sopped, soaked, and slogged from a run in the Florida humidity. But he wouldn’t …

Swimming Technique & Racing Strategy

<b>Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.</b><p>Swimming …

Sarah Crowley, Sebastian Kienle win Ironman European triathlon championships

AUSTRALIAN triathlete Sarah Crowley had ‘uber fun’ as she took a host of big name athletes by surprise to claim a four-minute plus victory at the …

Changes at Life Time: Is USAT Out?

Life Time Fitness was caught in the crossfire of declining participation and escalating fees. What got jettisoned? USA Triathlon's rules, at least.

Triathlons

How Life Time Tri Plans to Make Short Course Triathlon Great Again

<i>The eight-race series just kicked off a huge makeover at last weekend’s Minneapolis Triathlon.</i><p>In January, IMG announced its Escape From Alcatraz …