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Not a swimmer? Don’t let that stop you from doing a triathlon.
Learn to ride with speed and confidence… even if you get a flat.
Fast and easy tips to help you run faster and easier.
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Cross train to get lean, stay strong and prevent injuries.
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The core is… well, the core of swimming, biking and running. It’s the foundation from which all your triathlon movements come from. When these muscles become fatigued, you’ll quickly start to lose form and technique leading to less efficiency and even possibly injury. Having a …Read More →
I remember when I was training for my first triathlon. I was going at it alone and I basically had no idea what I was doing. Needless to say, through a lot of trial and error, I learned a lot of valuable lessons. Looking back, …Read More →
We’ve been focusing on our swim training lately and that means we’ve been doing lots of laps and lots of open water swims. One of the first things we noticed is that every time we swim in open water, it gets easier… or at least …Read More →
This past week for our triathlon trianing, Davey and I ran and biked in new places. New places that had lots and lots of HILLS. Our typical run loop ends with one huge hill, but other than that, it’s relatively flat. And I never really …Read More →
Does an intense hill climb leave you out of breathe and wanting to take a break? Do you want to have enough gas left in your tank to be able to sprint and pass other triathletes along the bike course? Do you wish you had …Read More →
On Tuesday, Davey and I had an open water swim planned for our triathlon training. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the water temperature was perfect. It was a bit windy, so the water was choppy, but that only helped us hone in on …Read More →
Last weekend, I did 3 things that either scare me or that I have never done before: I biked farther than ever before (30 miles), I rode in a group and didn’t crash into anyone, and I rode on a busy road without having a …Read More →
This is what the Cumberland River looked like last week. We have to swim in that river for our Olympic triathlon on July 28th. There were literally TREES floating around in it.Every time I run or bike along the river, I say things like “I …Read More →
In case you missed my post on How NOT To Do Triathlon Strength Training, click here. In it, I talked about how many sets and reps you should do and how long to rest in between; the best types of exercises for triathletes; machines vs. free …Read More →
Beginner Triathlon Swimming Tips Aside from wondering how to get rid of those ugly goggle marks that never seem to go away, one of the most common things that beginner triathletes are concerned about when swimming is how to breathe. And naturally, this should be …Read More →
When I was about 15, I remember tearing out a page from Muscle & Fitness Magazine and taping it to my bedroom door. The picture was Lee Priest flexing hisbiceps and showing off his Super Man tattoo embedded into the skin of his shoulder. …Read More →
Here are Jake’s tips for finding a bike you like: So, say you’ve done your first triathlon and you have been bit by the triathlon bug. You may already have started training for your next race, but by this point, your cheap or borrowed bike has served …Read More →
The first time I ever swam in open water was on the morning of my first triathlon. I figured I’d be just fine having only practiced in a lap pool… water is water, right?! Here I am, all naive and unsuspecting, right before jumping …Read More →
What’s better than a new pair of sneakers? A new pair of socks to go in those new sneakers! And what’s better than a new pair of socks? A new pair of Fitsoks! If you’ve read my post about how to get out of …Read More →
Hey guys! Have you met my brother Jake yet? (If not, you can read about him here.) Jake’s tips for finding the perfect bike to use for your first triathlon When I first started to do triathlons one of the biggest struggles I faced (besides …Read More →
Hey guys! I’m so excited to introduce you to my awesome brother, and fellow triathlete, Jake! With three triathlons under his belt, Jake has gained a ton of valuable experience and has lost of great triathlon training tips to share with you! Here’s a little …Read More →
Yesterday was a day full of exhilarating highs and extreme lows. It was full of emotion, inspiration and unfortunately, heartbreaking tragedy. I keep seeing this quote circulating throughout Facebook and Twitter: If you’re losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon. Through …Read More →
I’m watching a live stream of the Boston Marathon as I write this. I am so inspired by each of the runners and by their stories and by who and what they are running for. Kara Goucher is running to set a personal best. Shalane …Read More →
Pedal with power! Let me give you a super quick and easy tip that will not only make you faster and more efficient on your bike ride, but it will also make you faster with your run and will save you that much needed energy …Read More →
Lately, I’ve been seeing this picture all over Pinterest: That got me thinking how about all of the life lessons that I’ve learned throughout my triathlon training and how swimming, biking and running are great metaphors for life. So I decided to do a …Read More →