Being a devoted triathlete — and all that comes with it — can seem quite overwhelming. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here’s how I would approach getting started for a newcomber to the sport of triathlon.
food and nutrition
To get through the race, you need not only mental toughness but a wide variety of equipment, clothing, and other essential items that might not seem obvious from the outset. Here’s the triathlon gear you’ll need, plus some training/racing tips that I’ve learned in my years as a triathlete:
The low carb high fat diet (or ketogenic diet) is growing in popularity in the ultra-running community. Here’s what you need to know before you get started.
The fruitarian diet plan is usually a natural progression — from omnivore to vegetarian, vegan, raw foods, and finally fruitarian.
Yes you can be an endurance athlete AND be vegan! Here are 7 simple ways for vegan athletes to get protein and other important nutrients in your diet.
All the best winter training guidelines for triathletes in search of cold weather training tips for the off-season.
It’s not uncommon for a triathlete to drag a nutrition myth or two into the sport. Some of these myths could easily prevent a triathlete from performing optimally. Here are 4 nutrition myths that triathletes may be in danger of believing.
When it comes to sports drinks, bars and gels, it’s in your best interest to avoid products with high fructose corn syrup in them. Here’s why… plus some alternatives to consider.
I’m not an anti-medical establishment guy, but it was a little worrisome to discover the following trends in conventional healthcare…
A critical time for re-fueling is on the bike, and you need a good way to carry all of your nutrition and hydration supplies. Here are some ways to carry those items with you on the bike…
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could know exactly how to re-fuel during endurance training and competition to ensure your body had everything it needs to perform at its best? The good news is that you CAN know. Here’s everything you need to know about triathlete refueling strategies.
It would be wise for every triathlete to learn more about the 4 key nutrients of triathlon nutrition. Let’s start by focusing on carbohydrates. Here’s how they work in your body when you’re competing. See which foods are highest in carb content.
You can’t change your genetics, but you may be a candidate to significantly influence your body composition to aid your performance as a triathlete. Whatever body type you have, and whatever your body fat composition, improving your power-to-weight ratio will aid you in reaching your full potential as a triathlete.
See how Lance Armstrong turned endurance sport training into a discipline of applied science, with emphasis on the aspects of Psychology and Nutrition.
This post is about opening your eyes to cancer, the leading cause of death in America among adults under the age of 85. It happened to Lance Armstrong, a conditioned athlete. And it could happen to you.
Organic food is more expensive than conventional food. So the real question is: Does the additional cost of organic food justify going organic for a triathlete? I think most triathletes would agree that the fewer additives and chemicals they put into their body the better. Here’s more…
The best recovery tips for triathletes to practice after triathlon training sessions. Most important: rest, sleep, protein, and carbohydrates.
Here are some unique ideas for triathlon gifts for that special triathlete in your life. Plus, tips for picking out the perfect triathlon gift, based on your triathlete’s personal goals and interests.
A person could easily spend in the thousands of dollars for a year of triathlon training and triathlon events. What follows are some ideas on cutting tri costs.
I’d encourage you to take some time and investigate the specifics of a sound triathlon nutrition plan. If you are a newcomer to triathlons, this may involve a major diet overhaul.
What is a Sprint Triathlon? How do you know where to start? What is on-site registration like? Those are a few of the questions you’re likely to have as a new triathlete. It’s also quite possible there will be times when, despite all your training and preparation, there will be a voice in your head as you swim, bike, or run that will call into question whether or not you are going to be able to do it. You CAN do it… here’s how!
Let’s discuss 5 of the most common questions newbie triathletes have about triathlon training and triathlon events. The topics include: wearing underwear, drinking water, airing up bike tires, signing up for the Hawaii Ironman, and drinking energy drinks vs sports drinks. Here’s what you need to know.
Triathletes are especially susceptible to injuries because triathlon training and competition pushes the human body to its limits. That’s why you should incorporate an injury prevention mentality into your training. Here are some suggestions for preventing triathlete injuries, plus some homeopathic treatments for sports injuries you can try.
There was once a time when I worried about eating too much. Now, I worry about eating too little. I used to weigh 210, now I weigh 166. If you want to get your body in shape for triathlons — or life in general — the trick is eating the right food in the right quantity.
While training for triathlons, try to be fully present in the moment and what’s going on around you. Let yourself enter into the full sensory experience of sight, smell, and sound around you. Your triathlon training will be much more enjoyable
There will be times as a newcomer when you will be tempted to reconsider doing triathlons. Here are some of the situations that made me think twice about doing triathlons… Plus, how I eventually got healthy and fit.