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Train Your Body To Fuel Efficiently

Many endurance athletes see “bonking” or “hitting the wall” as a rite of passage, but what if it was avoidable? In fact, you may be able to train …

Recipe: Healthy No-Bake Cookies

It seems a little contradictory to be pitching a ‘no-bake cookie’ amongst the sea of gingerbread, sugar cookies and delicious pies you will surely be …

Safe Strategies For Developing Basic Speed

<i>Investing just a few minutes a week in dedicated turnover work really can produce results.</i><p>Whether you’re an 800-meter runner who knows you need to …

Is Your Swim Or Bike Strength Hurting Your Run?

Although a strong single-sport background can give athletes an edge when getting into triathlon, it can also make for a difficult learning curve when …

The Do's And Don'ts Of Getting Leaner | Triathlete

Being lean and light is an advantage in the sport of triathlon. If proof of this obvious fact was ever needed, it came in 2011, when Swiss …

Find Your Long-Course Triathlon Training Formula | Triathlete

Answer these eight questions to dial in the training program that works for you.<p><i>This article was originally published in the May/June 2013 issue of</i> …

The Best Vegan Blueberry Muffins

<i>Updated on</i> <i>by</i> Averie Sunshine<p>These are the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever had. Period.<p>They’re also probably the healthiest and happen to be vegan. I …

8 Reasons Triathletes Get Injured | Triathlete

<i>Avoid these common injury-prevention pitfalls and your performance may even improve, too.</i><p>There’s no doubt about it: Injuries are frustrating, …

Demystifying Sports Nutrition

<i>Straightforward tips and expert secrets to help you perform better and recover faster.</i><p>Good nutrition advice for endurance athletes may appear simple: …

3 Keys To Unlock A Run PR | Page 3 of 3 | Triathlete

<b>3. The most demanding workout of the week should challenge you above and below the pace that you will actually run on race day.</b><p>For all distances, I …

How to Get Abs Quick

Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner.<p>A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it’s practically mandatory. “Our coaches drill the importance of core conditioning into our …

9 Tools For Boosting Mental Toughness

Whether the goal is to finish a first event, break a time goal or win the thing, a race isn’t truly satisfying unless we come face-to-face with the …

Six Long Course Marathon Secrets Revealed

The phrase “racing Ironman” is essentially an oxymoron. Within any given Ironman, there are maybe fifty athletes who will be racing to the peak of …

How To Tame The Hilliest Bike Course The EN Way

There Is No Such Thing as a Hard Triathlon Bike Course<p>Technically, no, not in the truest sense of the word “hard” or when it comes to cycling. So …

9 Cycling Tips for Better Hill Climbing

If you ride a bike, sooner or later, you're going to encounter a hill. For some of us, this is an exciting time. For others, it's a moment we …

8 Best Core-Strengthening Exercises for Endurance Athletes

Bosu Hip-Up<p>Level: Beginner 1 of 19<p>Place the Bosu ball dome side up. Lie on your side, put your forearm on the Bosu and push your hips up, creating a …

Chris McCormack: Embrace The Suck | Triathlete

<i>The difference between a good race and a bad race is all about how you manage the (inevitable) pain.</i><p>I have never been one to invoke affirmations. I …

Inside Triathlon Workout with TRX

"Don't eliminate strength training entirely; just go easy on the heavy stuff. Kropelnicki likes his more naturally muscular athletes to focus their …

What Is The Right Balance Of Carbs, Fat And Protein?

<i>Steer clear of one-size-fits-all formulas to balance carbs, fat and protein in your diet.</i><p>Some sports nutrition experts recommend a 60/20/20 diet. …

20 Delicious and Cheap Dinners For Two

Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that …

Self-improvement

Carve yourself a "cast-iron core" with this five-exercise TRX workout from Men's Fitness: http://goo.gl/6RU10

Ditch Your Crunches

<i>Doing hundreds of stomach crunches may chisel your six-pack, but it won’t do much for your triathlon performance. Here’s why.</i><p>Leading up to her gutsy …

Beware The Weekend Binge

Dieters often dread the Monday weigh-in. On any other day they look forward to stepping on the bathroom scale in the morning. But Mondays are …

The High-Elbow Pull Of The Freestyle Stroke | Triathlete

One of the most difficult swimming concepts to understand is why one should pull with the elbows near the surface, also referred to as “high-elbow …