Triathlon Training Tips

Triathlons are very exciting and the sport is growing extremely fast.  Find out all you need to know before the your first event.  Learn why you need a wetsuit.  Find out what other equipment you need. Learn about bike fits and why you want a good one.

10 Week Sprint Triathlon Training Plan

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 1 Swim 30 Bike 30 Run 30 Swim 30 Bike 30 BRICK B 30/R 30 OFF 2 Swim 30 Bike 45 Run 30 Swim 30 Bike 45 BRICK B 30/R 30 OFF 3 Swim 45 Bike 45 Run 30 Swim 30 Bike 45 BRICK B 45/R 30…
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Blisters and Chafing

Have you noticed an increase in blisters or chafing in those “not so nice” areas? During running, chafing and blistering of the skin is caused by friction. Eliminate the friction—the chafing and blistering will go away automatically. There are a couple of key ways to eliminate the friction: technical clothing and anti-chafing products. Clothing Technical…
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Carbo Loading

By Debbie Perry A Pocket Guide to Pre race Carbo-Loading Most endurance athletes have heard of something called carbohydrate-loading. If you’re new to the endurance world and don’t know much about this concept, it’s an important one if you are going to attempt any endurance event lasting over an hour. Carbo-loading is when you eat…
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Electrolytes

What are electrolytes? Electrolyte is a medical/scientific term for salts, specifically ions. They’re important for many reasons: Electrolytes are what your cells (especially nerve, heart, and muscle cells) use to maintain voltages across their cell membranes Electrolytes and carry electrical impulses (nerve impulses and muscle contractions) across themselves and to other cells. When electrolytes have…
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Energy Gels and Sports Drinks

Bonking is when the body runs out of necessary sugar energy and is forced to turn to other less efficient sources of energy. Sugar is the only thing the body can use for energy, so when it runs out, it’s forced to convert protein (muscle) into sugar. This conversion process has serious side effects. When…
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Finding Time to Run

Now that you have decided to give running a go, how do you know that life is not going to stop you dead in your tracks?  There are all those barricades to success that try to stop us from taking care or ourselves like family, work, community and other interests. So here are some quick…
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Getting a Shoe Ready for a Marathon

As runners prepare for an upcoming marathon, here are three common questions that arise: When is the best time to buy a shoe for a marathon and how do I get my shoes ready for a marathon? How do marathon runners know whether or not their shoes will have enough life to get them through…
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Hydration

Staying hydrated may be one of the most important aspects to your health and your performance while running. The human body is made up of about 66 percent water (about two-thirds of your body mass). Once the body starts to become dehydrated, it can’t function at its full capacity and your health and performance will…
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Indoor Bike Trainers

Indoor bike trainers, not just for winter anymore! Time-saving training There comes a time in a triathlete’s life when reality comes crashing down. This usually manifests itself as jobs, family, community, and other interests. The pool already steals away extra time in travel, changing and showering, just to get in the workout. Running is not…
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Long Run and Marathon Nutrition

By Debbie Perry Do energy gels really work? How do I use them and how many will I need for my marathon? Should I try them before the race? Where do I put them? This article can help you find these answers. If there’s one time that eating smart pays off, then long runs and…
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