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It’s My First Triathlon. What Should I Carry on the Bike?

September 11, 2016 Comments Off on It’s My First Triathlon. What Should I Carry on the Bike?

Congratulations on entering your first triathlon. Maybe it’s coming up this weekend, or maybe you still have weeks or months to get ready. Either way, I’m going to show you what you should carry with you on the bike and how you should do it. The amount you bring varies by race distance, but the […]

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How Do I Train for 3 Sports a Week?

September 7, 2016 Comments Off on How Do I Train for 3 Sports a Week?

It’s a question every aspiring triathlete asks when faced with the daunting prospect of training for multiple disciplines at once. Here’s the simple answer. Start by Determining How Many Training Sessions You Have to Work With. There are a finite number of hours in any given week—168 to be exact. Combine this with the seemingly […]

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5 Simple Ways to Transition Better in Your First Triathlon

August 1, 2016 Comments Off on 5 Simple Ways to Transition Better in Your First Triathlon

First-time triathletes tend to focus their training and preparation almost exclusively on swimming, biking, and running. After all, these are where the vast majority of race time will be spent. Unfortunately, this all too common approach leaves athletes unprepared for those few short minutes spent in transition—minutes that can easily mean the difference between a […]

T1: Transition from Swim to Bike

T1: Transition from Swim to Bike

August 22, 2012 No Comments

Professional and veteran triathletes move through transition quickly. It almost looks simple. However, it is the result of training and good organization.

What to eat the night before the race and on race day

What to Eat the Night Before the Race and on Triathlon Day

August 15, 2012 No Comments

No matter how hard you train and prepare for your triathlon race, if you forget nutrition, you will not get your best race day time.

T2: Transition from Bike to Run

T2: Transition from Bike to Run

August 14, 2012 No Comments

The transition area sometimes becomes a traffic jam when some triathletes race to pick up time in the final minutes of the bike stage.

Brick Workouts and Race Simulations

Brick Workouts and Race Simulations

August 11, 2012 No Comments

Brick workouts involve training for more than one discipline in a training session. Practicing these transitions prepare your body physically and mentally for race day.

How To Setup Transition

How To Setup Transition

August 8, 2012 No Comments

In a triathlon, time spent in the transition areas is included in your overall time. The triathlete will want to perfect their transitions to get the best possible time.

Training for your First Triathlon

Training for Your First Triathlon

August 5, 2012 No Comments

Triathlon training can be complicated. After all there are whole books written on each of the three disciplines and you are going to put them together. Any triathlon training plan comes down to some basic facts; your time, human physiology, and your goals.

Nutrition: How to Fuel Your Triathlon

July 20, 2012 No Comments

One often overlooked part of triathlon training is diet. This is like trying to a run a race car and ignoring the engine. Diet plays an important roll in triathlon, including what you eat, when you eat and how much you eat.