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Top Ten Reasons Why You’ll Never Peak for Your Triathlon (And Bonus PreSeason Training Guide Sign Up)

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Dottie Caitlin at Lake Placid — EN Gang Sign! Triathlon is a lifestyle and training is a huge part of who you are. You get up early, workout at lunch, and have training equipment in your car. You were recently voted “most likely to not go out because of a morning workout” by your hilarious…

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Irritable Triathlete Sydrome: TWENTY Ways to Handle Injuries & Continue Dominating

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  Being a triathlete makes you feel like you have superpowers. She swims…she bikes…she RUNS!  Your friends and family don’t often get along but they can agree here: We can’t stop her, we can only contain her! And then you get injured. There goes your master season plan you built six months ago. You know…

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Five Strategies to Beat the Heat in Your Next Triathlon

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We are entering the hottest part of the season: July and August. Pretty much wherever you live you’ll be experiencing some flavor of heat, humidity or both. It’s time to step away from your race pace calculator and take a healthy dose of reality: there’s simply no way you can race at your peak potential…

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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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