My Secret to a Sub 5 Hour Ironman Bike Split

Athletic male high speed cycling in Olympic National Park, WA, USA

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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2015 IRONMAN World Championship NBC Show

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photo by Nils Nilsen  Watch Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf realize their Kona dream. The highly anticipated broadcast of the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro. Originally aired November 14th 2015 on NBC. Visit Ironman.com to learn more about this race.        

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IRONMAN 70.3 SUPERFROG: Beach Gallery

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The 2015 Ironman 70.3 Superfrog got a rep for a rough swim and a difficult beach run, but the challenging course made it up to the athletes with its amazing scenery. The history of the race, location, as well as the military presence made this event extremely meaningful to the athletes as well as spectators. Are…

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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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Triathlon Training With Injury

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An injury can happen to anyone, and can easily put a large dent in your training plan execution. It can be mentally challenging going into a race knowing you have missed one of the most important workouts leading up to it. So what can  you do when the damage has been already done? How do…

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