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The 20 Minute Rule

Monday, January 31, 2011 by admin

You know the feeling. You go out for a run, a ride, or a swim and you can’t seem to get into a rhythm. Your heart rate may not be where you want it to be or you just feel like you want to stop. And its only the beginning of your workout. Now what? As a triathlete you’ve been in this place more than you might like, and it is important to know when to push through and when to rest.


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You’re Only Human

Sunday, January 30, 2011 by admin

Triathlon is an exciting sport. It’s addicting! You do one race and you want to do another one because you just know you can do it better. What people fail to think about is how training can injure them. Injury that comes from doing too much distance, too soon.


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Bringing Your Disappointments Down to Earth

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by Coach Kristen

Imagine training 20 months for a triathlon. You endure grueling bike rides, blistered feet, and swallowing more lake water than you care to think about. Then a month before the race, you injure yourself while playing flag football with friends and eliminate your opportunity to compete.

You’re bound to be disappointed. But let’s be realistic. It’s not like you’re missing a chance to take a spacewalk.Imagine training 20 months for a triathlon. You endure grueling bike rides, blistered feet, and swallowing more lake water than you care to think about. Then a month before the race, you injure yourself while playing flag football with friends and eliminate your opportunity to compete.

You’re bound to be disappointed. But let’s be realistic. It’s not like you’re missing a chance to take a spacewalk.



Recovery: Part 1: Post-workout

Monday, January 17, 2011 by Coach Tommy

You’ve just finished a tough, long workout. Now what? It’s time for recovery. We hear a lot about ‘recovery’. But what exactly is recovery and why do we need to recover? In the first of a three-part series, Coach Tommy takes a look at the importance of post-workout recovery.



Workout Logs: Extra Work or Worth the Effort?

Sunday, January 16, 2011 by admin

For any beginner, triathlon has many challenges. Finding a pool, getting a bike, figuring out how often to swim, bike, and run. These type of situations can be difficult for many athletes to figure out. Does adding one more task to your long list help or is it more of a burden? For us at […]



Wintertime Triathletes

Friday, January 14, 2011 by admin

Well, with the doldrums of winter upon us, there no doubt will be a variety of triathletes with very different outcomes of the off-season. Let’s talk a bit about how to take on the winter and my personal opinion of indoor dislike compared to potential benefit factors for some of those options.



Having Disdain for Indoor Training?

Friday, January 14, 2011 by Coach Kevin

Of course it’s cold outside. But that’s no excuse for boring yourself to tears with indoor training. In the south, there’s really no reason to do indoor training if you are smart about protecting your body from the elements. Here are some simple tip from Coach Kevin to help you train in the cold.