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.
Thinking of running a half marathon? Don’t let these 4 challenges derail you like they do most new runners. I’ve got some tips to help you overcome these hurdles
I used to get blisters on my feet after 24+ hour ultramarathons. Then I learned this secret to prevent blisters when running: wrapped feet! No more blisters.
If you’re wondering what it’s REALLY like to participate in a mud run obstacle course race, here’s the inside scoop. What you can expect and how to prepare for your first mud run event.
Preparing for your first mud run? These tips from experienced mud runners will be super helpful! Who knows what you can expect better than someone who’s actually participated in a mud run …or 2 or 3 or 4? Here are some little-known secrets that will help you prepare — and have more fun — at your very first mud run.
Even if you’re a brand new runner, yes you can do a half marathon within 6 months! You don’t have to remain a couch potato forever. Here’s everything you need to be ready for your first half marathon.
Wondering what are the necessities that you absolutely must have for a multi-day walk like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure? Your training manual will include an excellent packing list of things you will need on your walk. Here, I’ll explain the importance of most of those things, along with some of my own helpful tips that I learned firsthand after participating in my first 3-day walk for charity.
60 miles? I can do that! That’s the motto from the commercials for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For the Cure 60-mile fundraising walk. And it became my motto when I began training and fundraising for my first charity walking event. Here’s what I learned…
You’ve got your heart and mind set on a goal: you want to run a half-marathon race. The problem is that you’ve never accomplished anything like this before. First and foremost, congratulations on making a decision that will inevitably change your life. You have made a goal for yourself, and regardless of who you are, how old you are, or how much you weigh, you can accomplish your goal if you use these 4 tips.
See how to put on a wet suit properly. How to quickly transition from the swim to the bike. How to maximize your efforts on the bike. How to accurately track your bike speed. How to transition from the bike to the run. How to keep your energy level up on a hot day.
The moral to the story is: as a triathlete you must be mindful of the official triathlon rules. By reading this post, you can knock ‘ignorance’ off the list of things that would contribute to you getting disqualified from a triathlon event.
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.
One of the most significant mental or psychological disruptions for a triathlete is anxiety. Here are some common triathlete anxieties, as well as signals that anxiety may be affecting your triathlon performance.
A study just came out which states that triathlons pose twice the risk of sudden death as marathons do. Here’s how to reduce your triathlon risk, especially when swimming — which is commonly viewed as the most dangerous aspect of the sport.
Between 2 and 6 million Americans suffer serious back pain every year. At some point in their lives, 4 out of 5 adults will suffer a pain severe enough to warrant medical care. In one study of Ironman triathletes, 91% had suffered at least one soft-tissue overuse injury during the previous year’s training. Spine injuries were most common, with 72% of the triathletes reporting lower back pain.
I had a rocky start in swimming as a triathlete, but today swimming is the most enjoyable part of training and competing in triathlons for me. If you’re a new triathlete and swimming is your weakest link, here are some things you can do to improve your swimming right now.
What would it mean for you to be a peaceful triathlete? How could this help you succeed in being the best triathlete you can be? What follows are some discoveries I have made along the way, which I hope aid you in becoming a peaceful triathlete.
See how Lance Armstrong turned endurance sport training into a discipline of applied science, with emphasis on the aspects of Psychology and Nutrition.
Following are 3 unique ways that triathletes can benefit from Lance Armstrong’s personal experiences and training.
Here are some things you can do to increase the chances that you will actually stick with triathlon as a sport, and continue to meet your short- and long-term goals.
Here are a few benefits of social networking sites for triathletes — from niche networking to race-specific details, and everything in between. You’ll find some of the best triathlon sites to focus on, and ones to stay away from.
What you do this off-season is immensely important and will largely determine your in-season triathlon performance. One way or another, either through improvement or digression, how you handle the next several weeks in your triathlon training is critical.
Usually, triathletes preparing for upcoming events take it upon themselves to test the wisdom of systematic training. However, they pay the price for doing so. Here’s how to do systematic training correctly in order to prepare for future triathlon events.
It would presumably take hundreds of training hours to lop 2 minutes off your swim time, and yet 1 hour of transition practice would likely take 2 minutes off your transition time. Here are some tips for improving your transition times during a triathlon race.
I just returned home from a triathlon trip; I competed in an Olympic distance triathlon a few hours from where I live. With it fresh in my mind, what follows are some tips regarding race day of your triathlon — including what to pack and how to prepare the night before the event.
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.
A day in the Tri Life consists of making mistakes — it happens when triathletes are training, as well as on the day of the big event. Mistakes are expected and natural. Here are 3 you might be able to avoid… from someone who’s been there, done that.
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.
Cycling shoes and clipless pedals allow your feet to be secured into the pedals, so your pedaling motion can utilize both the downward push of your quads and the upward pull of your hamstring. Here is some advice for using clipless pedals for the first time.
I thought I was a pretty good swimmer until I joined the Masters Swim class at our local YMCA. There I was – Mr. Triathlon man, ready to show everyone just how triathlony I was! But I was humbled during that first swim class, and I realized I had a lot to learn and a long way to go. I’m so thankful that I decided to stick with the class, despite the rocky start. Here’s why…
What makes triathlons fun? Well, it’s going to sneak up on you, but one day you are going to come across someone who is right where you are right now. Suddenly, it’s going to hit you that you did make it, that you persevered through all the challenges and obstacles, you accomplished your goal, you have become a stronger person — YOU did it!
One big reason why you will be glad you finished your first triathlon is: The person coming out of the water will not be the same one who went in. After completing the swim, doing the bike, and running across the finish line, it will be a different you. Maybe it is not so much a ‘different’ you, but a part of you that has only now been awakened.