Jun 20, 2017, 5:50 PM
When it comes to starting your triathlon training, the first obstacle everyone confronts is just finding the time to swim, bike and run. As Steve, a hopeful triathlete recently said, “I already feel like my schedule is not my own, so adding in three sports seems impossible.” Like Steve, to make real…
Jun 20, 2017, 5:43 PM
You don’t have to be super-human to complete a triathlon. That is despite the popular notion. Many people could become triathletes if they could get past their fear of just giving triathlon a try. Let’s clear up the misconceptions and get you started.
Jun 20, 2017, 1:27 PM
Triathlon may be considered an individual sport on race day, but getting to the start line doesn’t have to be. Joining a local triathlon club brings a seemingly endless number of benefits. In addition to group training opportunities, the fun and camaraderie is priceless. The memories will be endless…
Jun 20, 2017, 1:12 PM
Their faces reveal anticipation, anxiety and wonder as they toe the edge of uncharted territory and entry into the world of triathlon. “How many of you are doing your first tri?” the race director asks via bullhorn as athletes, struggling with last-minute adjustments of caps, goggles and pre-race…
Jun 20, 2017, 12:24 PM
You’ve logged the miles and completed the training. But there’s a nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something as race day looms. Oh yeah, your fuel plan! All too often, nutrition takes a backseat. Consequently, fueling-related challenges are common during triathlons. But there’s a solution. Use…
Jun 18, 2017, 12:01 PM
It’s tempting to feel that the more we train the better we can get. While there is a bit of truth to that, there is also the reality that training all three sports all the time will lead to fatigue and burn out. It’s hard to hear in today’s “insta-everything” world, but patience is arguably the…
Jun 18, 2017, 11:19 AM
At first blush triathlon can seem overwhelming. There are essentially three different disciplines you must practice — swimming, cycling and running — each with its own set of gear, lingo and challenges. However, as any seasoned triathlete will tell you, training and racing for each sport and then…