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The Midseason Triathlon Slump

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Given the year-round athletic lifestyle of the average triathlete, moving from a summer of racing to a winter full of running or skiing, there comes a time of the season where things go south. You might have some flavor of overuse injury, you might be burned out, or maybe you are overtrained. You know what I am talking about — the dreaded “mid-season slump.”

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How To Race A Triathlon In the Rain

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  While everyone trains to be their best on race day, more often than not the day itself leaves a lot left to be desired. Being able to adjust your expectations and strategies on the fly is a critical part of racing successfully; it’s a hallmark of the experienced triathlete. In this article, we’ll cover…

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From Sub-10 to Sub-9:30 In One Ironman

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I recently won the men’s 35-39 age group, placing 28th overall, at Texas with finishing time of 9:27. This was a 25-minute personal best and a breakthrough performance for me, and I want to share how I did it. Not because everyone can go sub-9:30 in an Ironman, but because how I set the stage…

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How To Execute the Final Aid Stations in an Ironman

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The video below is of our good friend and seasoned Ironman® veteran Vinu Malik of Fuelbelt. In a hunt for a Kona slot at Ironman® Louisville, he knew that most of the folks in front of him were running way slower. Here he is giving it full gas at the Mile 22 aid station, getting…

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Four Triathlon Fundamentals Learned from Coaching Thousands of Athletes

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It’s Time to Go Back to Tri School — You Ready??? photo credit: mueritz We initially were going to title this post something like: “Everything I’ve Learned About Triathlon Has Come From Coaching Over 5,000 Athletes, Not From A Random Book”  But that wasn’t as catchy and we’re pretty sure no one would read it!…

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Triathletes: Stop Shopping For Speed

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  photo credit: Håkan Dahlström The triathlon world is littered with expensive bikes and fancy gear — part of the undeniable allure of our sport, on some level, is in the gear. Sure there are many triathletes who do without, but most of us enjoy our toys. The funny thing is, almost none of these things…

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Beginner Triathlon: Avoid These Five Mistakes

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Triathlon’s popularity has exploded in recent years. From single-sport athletes looking for a new challenge, to non-athletes interesting in using the sport as a vehicle for lifestyle change, every race sees first timers standing at the starting line next to veterans with years of tri-experience.

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Triathlon Tip: Internal Goals Yield External Results

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Inside Endurance Nation, we hear goals all the time. From prospective customers to our own members, everyone has a position staked out that is a large part of what drives them on a daily basis. While goals are a natural part of how we operate as athletes, they are not all made equal. A large part of what we do inside EN is turn your focus inwards, towards elements of your fitness that you can control and improve and away from external metrics that could remain out of grasp for a myriad of reasons.

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Long Course Coach Q&A Session #3: The 360-Degree Pedal Stroke

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Looking for info on pedal stroke technique. ½ iron athlete and have always kept an even down/up power stroke and sliding across top/bottom of the stroke. Trying to keep circles but seems something is missing. Seems that there would be a hole in the power in  the top/bottom…Any references / thoughts/ suggestions ???

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Long Course Coach Q & A Session #2: Adding A Big Triathlon Week into a Half Ironman plan

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Any advice appreciated. Managed to snag week in majorca, have bike but wifi in hotel screwed, hence email from phone. Can’t access training plan + want to adapt it – on wk8 of 12 adv Half Iron plan – l raced a HIM on sunday, lost 2 days traveling, just done 1 hour wetsuit sea swim (resort on beach) – have good running plus great riding scope. Within 5 miles of a 4 mile climb (never get this at home!), can ride lumpy, mountain or flat terrain here – roadie heaven!!

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