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My First Triathlon & Tips I Learned

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by Kim Frei My first triathlon would never have happened if my father didn’t decide to get into the sport. My dad doesn’t have a history of athletic abilities or a miracle pill that suddenly makes exercising not hurt so much, but in the last year he has shown a huge amount of determination. I…

Benefits of Yoga for Runners & Triathletes

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by Arwa Jundi, Certified Yoga Instructor – RYT Whether you run, cycle, swim or are a gym rat, do you ever wonder why are you doing this or why does your body ache in certain areas? Yoga not only allows us to stretch and find physical balance, strength and flexibility in our body, but more…

2014 Kona Chronicles – The Swim

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by BJ Christenson The time has come once again for my annual report about all things Kona and the Ironman World Championship.  This will be my 8th race here at the world championships and things are really starting to become quite familiar.  As my final preparations are taking place here on the island I thought…

Off-Season Training stage 1–R&R

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By Debbie Perry It has been quite a long year for most folks.  You may or may not have done a lot of races or events, but usually most people have dedicatedly stuck to some sort of structured program since last Nov, Dec or Jan.  Time for a break! Back away from the Garmin, put…

Christenson Kona Chronicles–Pt. 1

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By: BJ Christenson Every year during the first full moon of October the worlds best long distance triathletes assemble in a small city on the western side of the big island of Hawaii.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the event this is Kona, The World Championship, The Big Show, and any other…

Open Water Swimming–Basics First

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By: Wade Roberts Open-water swimming – YIKES! This statement reflects a common attitude held by many as they venture to compete in an open-water event. The fears of open water swimming range from cold water comfort issues to made-up creatures lurking beneath the dark surface of the water. The most finite of these fears can prevent someone…

The Making of a Triathlete

by Dave Pruetz from In Training So, 11 years ago someone said to me, “you’re in the best shape of your life, what are you going to do next?” You see, at 35 I worked for one of the nation’s largest vitamin and sports nutrition companies as the Director of Marketing, and was also a…

BJ’s Transition Tips Video

The Triathlon Transition area set up can become overwhelming pretty quick. A few quick tips include: Keep it simple: only include the essential items that you will need during the race- everything else goes in a bag in the car or leave it with your fan club. Essentials make you faster: equipment like Yankz, Trislide,…
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