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Triathlon Training Blog

Triathlon Training Always dreamed about doing a triathlon race (swimming, cycling and running), but don’t know how to get started? Wondering where to find the time, how to prepare or where to find friends to train with for all three sports? Are equipment costs holding you back? Is fear a factor for you? None of these issues should hold you back from getting into this exciting multisport. Take it from someone who has experienced all of these emotions and asked all of these questions.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This is a Great Time to Focus on Building Your Strength

With the triathlon off-season under way, many triathletes will mentally and physically recover by looking for unstructured, fun activities. This is also the perfect time to make functional strength- training a priority.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Stuff the Turkey, Keep the Lean This Thanksgiving

It’s countdown to “Turkey Day” and though most triathletes wouldn’t dare dream of kicking off the Holiday season without pre-burning a few hundred calories on the bike or a run before indulging in such traditional favorites as green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamy sweet potatoes and pie.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Two Qualifying Races for 2011 ITU Long Distance World Championship

After much speculation, USA Triathlon today announced two 70.3 distance events—Wildflower and Pigman-- giving triathletes another chance to try to qualify for the 2011 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championship to be held on Nov. 5 at the tough Silverman course in Henderson, Nevada.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

WTC Rescinds Ironman Access Program, but Keeps Existing Policy

It was an interesting two days at the World Triathlon Corporation. The announcement last Wednesday of a new preferred registration program, that would allow members to register for IM triathlon events one week before the general public gained access, quickly prompted a barrage of emailed reactions by the triathlon community on multiple social networking sites.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Disappointed from a Race? Get Over It!

Sooner or later, it’s bound to happen to every avid triathlete: Post-race disappointment.

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Friday, October 08, 2010

How to Cope with Pre-race Anxiety and Unexpected Events on Race Day

Like most triathletes, I visualized a certain execution plan for my most recent race, the Halfmax National Championship in Myrtle Beach on Oct. 2, prior to arriving at the start line.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Taper—A Tricky, but Critical Stage Before Race Day

As I find myself in the second week of a three-week taper leading into the Halfmax National Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Oct. 2 (a 70.3-distance race), I feel mixed emotions: Relieved, on the one hand, that all my hard training is finally done, yet anxious that my A race is now literally just around the corner. Excitement about racing, I know, will be the next stage—but not soon enough.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Caffeine—Does it Help or Hurt Performance?

Hi, my name is Marion and I’m a caffeinoholic. I’ll drink my first cup of Java at about 5:30 a.m. to wake me up and prepare me mentally and physically for exercise, then have another cup—Ok, may be, two more cups—at work, before switching to decaf around noon, so I can sleep at night. On the weekends, I’ll reward myself with a Latte post-exercise.

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Friday, September 03, 2010

Mental Strategies for Triathlon Racing

Most successful triathletes will tell you that racing, especially long-distance events, is 95 percent mental.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

It’s Midseason and Your Next Big Race is Just Around the Corner

It’s Midseason and Your Next Big Race is Just Around the Corner

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