Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2014’

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    Andy Potts’ Awesome Swim Advice

    When I first started doing triathlons, I didn’t know who any of the big names in the sport were. But after watching the Ironman World Championships in Kona every year, reading A Life Without Limits and subscribing to Triathlete magazine, I’ve learned who’s who in the sport …

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    What I Learned From My First Triathlon – Pete’s Story

    Do you want to do a triathlon, but wish you didn’t have to swim? Then you’ll totally relate to Pete’s beginner triathlete story. When you first start training for a triathlon, you’ll quickly find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie. For me and Pete, it’s the swim. For Jess, …

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    A Heart Pumping Triathlon Workout

    How to use a Heart Rate Monitor – Know your zones. In order to use heart rate training, you’ll have to have a couple things in place: you have to have a monitor (obviously), and then you have to know what kind of numbers to shoot …

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    Trainer Davey’s Birthday Giveaway – Heart Rate Monitor For Triathlon Training

    Last year, for my birthday, Jess got me a Garmin. I use it for almost all of my triathlon workouts, but it’s only been more recently that I’ve put on the heart rate monitor and actually looked at the data. Maybe you already know it and …

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    What I Learned From My First Triathlon – Chris’s Story

    Once you have your first triathlon under your belt, it’s easy to forget what it was like to be a beginner. The sport of triathlon can be pretty intimidating and there’s not a ton of encouraging, basic and helpful information out there for beginner triathletes. I think …

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    4 Injury Prevention Tips for Triathletes

    For Davey and I, having an awesome triathlon season consists of training effectively to improve our race times, making sure we don’t skip our strength training workouts, smiling during the race to ensure that we have great race photos, having fun and staying injury free. Having 3 …

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    Are Shortcuts Worth It?

    We’re a month out from our first half-Ironman and I have no choice but to get in some workouts before my 12 hour shifts at the hospital these days. I’m on my feet for the entire 12+ hours that I work and so in the …

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    The Triathlete’s Total Body Tabata Workout

    You know how your legs feel when you’re biking up a huge hill? Once you get to the top, you feel so much relief– until you realize that you still have to keep pedaling despite your legs burning and shaking in order to finish your race. …

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    The (not boring) Track Workout for Triathlon Running Speed

    It’s one of those types of relationships. Yes, the love/hate kind when it comes to track workouts for running speed. But the truth of the matter is that the only way to get faster is to run faster. If all you do is long, slow …

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    I Quit

    The sport of triathlon has enhanced my life in so many ways, but lately, I find that I’m turning into a bit of a triathlon troll. So I have decided to quit. Quitting usually has a negative connotation, but I see no other way to break the …

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    Simple (But Killer!) Pool Session Swim Workout

    Not to toot my own horn, but this is honestly one of my best swim workouts. Not a favorite, but probably the best. It’s such an awesome swim workout because: It increases your overall swim speed Develops strength and power Hones in on kick technique (I …

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    Music City Sprint Triathlon 2014 Recap – Part 2

    “Goooooood Moooooorning Nasvhille! It’s going to be a beautiful sunny day with a heat advisory of 103°. By 8am, it will already be so hot and steamy that you will be dripping with sweat the moment you step outside. It is advised that you stay …

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    Music City Sprint Triathlon Recap – Part I

    On Monday, someone asked what the numbers on my arm were, and I proudly told them I had just done a triathlon the day before. We chatted a few more minutes and then the conversation pretty much ended when she said,  with a horrified look on …

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