Training

The Ultimate Triathlon Race-Day Checklist

It is the night before your triathlon, and you know that you need to be on the road by 5:30am.  Now is the time to get your stuff together, your car loaded, and be ready for a quick escape once you wake up in the morning.  Let’s talk about what ...

Should Endurance Athletes Use CBD Oil?

It is a question we hear today that we never heard 5 years ago:  Is there a place for CBD Oil in the world of endurance fitness, running, cycling, and triathlon? The past decade has seen a rise of cannabis acceptance worldwide.  Its use is becoming ...

What is the Minimum Gear for Triathlon?

You can spend thousands on the sport of triathlon, but you don’t have to.  True, there are many athletes who invest hundreds or thousands of dollars each year to keep their triathlon times fast, and give themselves their gear-junkie fix.  But ...

2 Great Quick Indoor Workouts for Winter Training

We often get asked about offseason training ideas. While we address the topic of offseason training in our triathlon and training ebooks, we wanted to provide you with two of our favorite, quick, easy offseason workouts that you can use right now. ...

Power Meter Buying Guide – Review of the Best Models

Cycling power meters can help cyclists take their conditioning and speed to the next level.  A good power meter might not be on the "basic needs" list for a beginner, but many intermediate and advanced cyclists and triathletes can benefit from one. ...

7 Things I Wish I Would Have Known As A New Triathlete

When I entered the triathlon world more than a decade ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I knew I would get in better shape, I was pretty sure I would enjoy the competitive aspect of it, and I was admittedly anxious about becoming a swimmer and a ...

What are the Age Groups in a Triathlon

A common question we receive is what the typical age groups in a triathlon are. For a newbie, it is a good question and one we are happy to shed some light on. In any sprint, olympic, mini, and other triathlons are divided into age groups. There is ...

Triathlon Swimming Training

Whether you are trying to get into swimming for the first time, or go from "good to great" for your triathlon swimming, working on your swim is a key part of your training plan. Getting your triathlon swim stroke back after a winter of easy pool ...

What to Know about a Kids or Youth Triathlon

As triathlon enthusiasts, one thing we love to see is the abundance of kids’ triathlons around the country.  About a decade ago, we began to see the emergence of triathlons tailored for youth, and the number has grown steadily since then.  Not only ...

How To Add Precision to Your Workouts and Training

Adding precision to workouts can help avoid the dreaded training plateau.  We have seen it before: You are in good shape, training regularly, feeling good in your workouts, but you aren’t getting any faster or going any longer.   At this point, ...