On Starting Over

I did a half marathon a few weekends ago. For my athletes, this is something they might do on a whim for the cool finisher medal. But for me it was a big deal. It was my first race in a long time and certainly the first time I’d gotten out in public toeing a […]

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The Couch to Ironman Resolution

We received an email the other day from an individual that had made a New Year’s Resolution. In summary, this person was obese, sedentary, and a former athlete and had decided to train for a half-ironman this September as a means to lose weight and get back in shape. While we admire that fire and […]

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TOP SIX–Common Rule Violations

Rules. They are just part of the game. As with any sport, there are a number of rules that govern the sport of triathlon. Determined by the governing body, USAT, the rules are determined to promote fair competition among all athletes. In essence, the rules are in place to ensure that one athlete does not […]

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Free Speed–Beginner Edition

Competition is often won by making the fewest mistakes on game day. In triathlon, like most road races, athletes leave time gains spread along different points of the course. They frequently make minor mistakes or do not take advantage of ‘free speed’ that cost them seconds or even minutes. This is the first of three […]

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