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Are You Actually Ready For That Race? | Triathlete

<i>Make sure you do these four things before you sign up for your next triathlon.</i><p>Sometimes I am shocked when I read comments on social media. Not …

Social Media

Jesse Thomas Prepares For His First Kona—On His Own Terms | Triathlete

<i>Pro Jesse Thomas will be joining the crazy on Oct. 8 by competing in his first Ironman World Championship</i><p>When I first started this sport in 2011 I …

Running

Ever Lost Feeling In Your Fingers After A Ride?

<i>Have you ever lost feeling in your fingers after a long ride? Here’s what to do about nerve compression syndrome in the hand.</i><p>Nerve compression …

The Five Phases Of Swim Training

<i>Swim coach Sara McLarty explains why it’s important to vary your training throughout the year.</i>Are your swim splits always the same? Perhaps it’s …

Swimming

Triathlete

When it comes to recovery, timing is critical. Here’s a sampling of some of the best techniques and the ideal time to use them.<p>Compression<p>A recent …

Finding The Ideal Ironman Diet

Heather Wurtele prepares for the 2013 Ironman World Championship. Photo: John David Becker<i>Q: I am training for my first Ironman. How do I change my</i> …

Nutrition

The One-Hour Swim Test | Triathlete

<i>How far can you get in 60 minutes? Try the Postal Swim!</i><p>How far can you swim in 60 minutes without stopping? This is the challenge that makes the …

Triathlete

One-Hour Workout: Two On, Two Off Run

<i>Every Tuesday we’ll feature a different coach’s workout you can complete in 60 mins (or less!).</i>This week’s run workout comes from coach Katie Malone, …

Heart Rate Monitors

4 Off-Season Cycling Rules | Triathlete

<i>Make the most of your winter cycling to start off strong in the spring.</i><p>Winter is here. You don’t want to let go of your hard-earned gains, but you …

Cycling

Navigating Your Way Through T1

Don't lose precious time in transition. USA Triathlon Certified Coach Maleia Tumolo provides tips to successfully navigate transition.

Triathlons

A (Not So) Secret Swim Weapon

Swimming

Triathlon Swimming Advice For Every Level | Triathlete.com

Triathlon’s first discipline is often the scariest and the biggest barrier to entry. Take our advice—starting from square one—on how to get …

15 Unexpected Ways Life Changes While Training For Your First Triathlon

Many eons ago, runners, swimmers and bikers alike argued over who was the best athlete. So after a fist fight, they invented the triathlon, where …

10 Variations Of The Plank For A Stronger Core

1 of {count}Back to Start• View Larger Image.1. High Plank on BosuStart by kneeling, with a Bosu ball placed flat side up, in front of you. While on …

Workouts

A Triathlete’s Guide To Salt

<i>As the temperatures rise, long-course triathletes can benefit from adding extra electrolytes to their race-day nutrition plans.</i> <br>Even those who …

The 5 Best Core Moves for Runners and Cyclists | MapMyRun

Core work used to mean doing a lot of crunches or hitting the Ab Roller. But crunches aren’t exactly going to make you a stronger runner. Think about …

Coach's Note By Lance Watson: Healthy Holidays | Triathlete

<i>Coach Lance Watson provides advice for making sure you don’t pile on the pounds this holiday season.</i><p>‘Tis season to be jolly, but unfortunately, the …

Train Slower, Race Faster

<i>Most runners train too hard, too often.</i><p>A couple years ago I went for a run with Adam and Kara Goucher around the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore. Not …

Ask Coach Sara: The Best Drill For A Strong Pull

<i>Your questions about swimming as a triathlete, answered by coach and professional triathlete Sara McLarty.</i><p><b>Q: What’s the best drill to promote a</b> …

Do You Burn Sugar or Fat?

How to use metabolic efficiency testing to dial in your IRONMAN fueling plan for next year.<p><i>by Susan Kitchen</i><p>With so many products and fueling …

5 Off-Season Secrets of Smart Swimmers

When to start swimming again after your last race, and how to train best to set up for a new season.<p><i>by Carola Felchner</i><p>When it's cold and dark …

Swimming

Ode To The Off-Season | Triathlete

<i>Two-time Ironman world champion Tim DeBoom provides sage advice for avoiding burnout and striking a healthy life balance in the coming months.</i><p>Last …

Beginner's Luck: My Body Is Not A Trash Can | Triathlete

<i>How the fat girl got a little fitter—from the inside out.</i><p>I stood on the scale nearly naked and watched as the numbers teetered between 199 and 200 …

Triathlete

Triathlete

So, you’ve been doing triathlons on your road bike and, while you seem to be able to hold your own in the swim and run, you keep getting passed on …

Road Bikes

Run For The Hills And Become A Better Runner | Triathlete

What often gets lost amid the high-tech equipment and fancy supplements are the time-tested training techniques that have been around for ages. Good, …

3 Ways to Improve Your Swim Posture

<i>Key in on these focus points to get the most out of your stroke.</i><p>Growing up, you likely were told to stand up straight or not to slouch. That same …

Swim Like A Triathlete, Not A Swimmer

<i>You’re not a single-sport pool swimmer, so why would you train like one?</i> <br>Whenever freestyle swimming technique is discussed, names of fast and famous …

A Half-Ironman (70.3) Nutrition Plan

<i> Q: I am doing my first 70.3 this month. How do I need to adapt my nutrition plan?</i>A: Graduating to the half-Ironman definitely requires some …

Nutrition

What’s In Your Sports Drink?

Photo: Jon Davis<i>With so many nutrition products on the market—many touting the benefits unique to their specific formulations—a better understanding</i> …

5 Attributes of Age Group Kona Qualifiers

When examining athletes that have qualified for the IRONMAN World Championships, there are many common attributes throughout each age group. The …

Swimming