The Journey Of A Plant Curious Ironman Triathlete

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The Protein-centric Period When I first started working as a personal trainer in 2001 I followed a very traditional way of eating which was common in the fitness industry at that very time. I was surrounded by guys whose goals were to gain muscle, in fact my first mentor was a professional body builder. I…

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5 Remedies That Took Away My Achilles Tendon Pain

1. Running Break This seems like the most obvious step to take, but it was the most difficult part of the healing process. As athletes we can get pretty obsessed with our race goals and skipping a workout can seem like a last resort type of decision. You want to allow the tendon to rest…

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My Secret to a Sub 5 Hour Ironman Bike Split

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Initially, cycling indoors wasn’t a deliberate tactic. I was forced to take cycling indoors simply because of the weather conditions. Preparing for a late November race such as Ironman Cozumel or Arizona while living in the Chicago area was the main reason why I decided to take a huge chunk of my training indoors. A…

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11 Ways to Get Over The Monotony Of Training

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When you get in a mental rut it’s always good to take a moment to think back and  remind yourself why you started in the first place. Chances are you had a legitimate reason for taking on triathlon and signing up for a specific race. But the months, or even years for some, of the…

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6 Tweaks That Took 10 Minutes Off My Ironman Swim Time

6 Tweaks That Took 10 Minutes Off My Ironman Swim Time

Before applying the 6 tweaks that took 10 minutes off my Ironman swim time I was under the impression that unless you grew up as a swimmer there was no way for a major improvement as an adult. We often hear of those athletes who have an instant advantage in triathlon due to the fact…

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3 FALSE CYCLING BELIEFS THAT STOP NEWBIES FROM FINISHING A TRIATHLON

There are many worries that may prevent you from participating in your first triathlon. Although the fear of swimming is usually at the top of the list for many, worries associated with cycling seem to be a significant factor as well. As children many of us used to ride our bikes and not even think…

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5 Reasons Why You Could Rock A Triathlon

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  We all tend to be afraid of what we don’t know or understand. Even if you don’t think you are triathlete material keep reading to see what type of person is a good fit for this sport. 1. If you already are an organized and structured person who is good at planning and following…

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Free Speed Most Age Group Triathletes Don’t Take Advantage Of

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As triathletes we’re always looking to improve and go faster. We tend to look at how we can upgrade our gear to shave a few seconds off our total time. Or maybe we just keep increasing the intensity in our training to get more fit for race day. Both examples are effective, but many of…

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Not Just Another Triathlon: Superfrog 70.3

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Right from the check-in on Saturday this race had a different feel. Entering the secured Naval Base and driving by the guards in full military gear gave the Superfrog 70.3 experience a feeling of seriousness I have never experienced at any triathlon. The banners of fallen soldiers and their stories put things in perspective real…

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The Long Ride: Mix It Up

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There Are Two Common Types of Ironman Athletes Some like to ride their bike solo, while others prefer a group to find the support and motivation during their long rides. It is important to identify which one of the two athletes you are so that you can position yourself for optimal race performance. For example,…

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