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The Best Head Position for Swimming
Is there an ideal head position? The criteria below will give you a general idea of when you know you have found your sweet spot for head position.
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Have you finished your first triathlon and are about to do your second? This article will give you several tips to improve.


Deciding to do a triathlon is a commitment. Some people just decide to do it and never think about training. Others come from a swimming, biking or running background and just fall into the sport.

Newest Articles

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Fueling on a Budget
The name of the fueling game is: How can you buy enough healthy calories with the least amount of money? These practical tips can help optimize a low-budget sports diet.
Strong Women of Mighty Mujer Triathlon: Conquering Fear
“I didn’t have a clue. I didn’t know how to swim, I would be dying after running a mile, I didn’t have any coordination or endurance; every time we trained, I was the last one.”
Ask the Coach: Ironman Wisconsin Bike Gearing
I'm a fairly good climber but don't want to blow up on the run. I'm 60 and have a FTP of 230 watts. Any suggestions?
Inside Ankle Pain
Pain on the inside of the ankle is a frustrating issue to deal with, here are many structures present on the inside of the ankle, which can also make the diagnosis difficult for health care providers.
First Triathlon - Starting My Next Life After Rehab
I had a moment of clarity. It was what I needed and wanted. It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live.
How to Train for an Ironman - Part 5 - Maximizing Training Time and Nutrition
In this article I will list some mistakes that I made along with how to ensure you don't make them, I'll go over a few details on how to maximize your training time and talk briefly about nutrition.

Gear Reviews

FitBit Flex
(3.8)
I received the FitBit Flex as a gift. It seems to measure 'activity level' fairly accurately even if it only reports out in steps or calories expended. I think it is best used in[...]
Pearl Izumi eMotion N2 Trail
(4.9)
i have completely fallen in love with the PI eMotion line of shoes. They are natural feeling, yet protective and supportive, too. Going sockless is tooo easy.

Race Reports

Door County Triathlon - Half Iron Course
(5)
Everything about this race is well done & the venue is superb. I would recommend both the sprint and the HIM to anyone.
Winding Trails off road tri series #7
Another one in the books. Next year I'm definitely doing all 10 - I think I would have had a lock on 3rd in my ag this year (I say this now but who knows what I'll say in a year fr[...]
Cooper Sprint Triathlon
(5)
Great race. I hope to do it again in the future.

Newest Beginner Race Reports

  • Strong Women of Mighty Mujer Triathlon: Conquering Fear

    Three years ago, Jessica Melendez-Carrillo never imagined she would one day be considered an athlete. Now, after six triathlons, several 5Ks, and a half marathon, her story of determination and perseverance has inspired women across the border region to push themselves further than they ever thought possible. Her [...]

  • First Triathlon - Starting My Next Life After Rehab

    It’s 4:00 am on June 1, 2014, my alarm rings and I spring awake. It’s here… today…THE day. I sit on the edge of the bed, and for a moment I think about how far I’ve come in a very short time.  Convincing myself that I’m ready, dispelling the thoughts that I’ve had for th[...]

  • Grace Happens - First Triathlon

    I skipped church last Sunday to compete in my first (and last) Ironman Triathlon.  It consisted of a 2.4 mile swim in Lake Erie (which I did with my ankles strapped together), a 112 mile bike race (handcycle, for me), and a full 26.2 mile marathon (for which I used a racing wheelchair).  That’s 140.6 mi[...]

  • No More Excuses!

    As with probably ninety percent of people on this website my story starts with,"I've always wanted to do a triathlon..." I hit a breaking point which inspired me to get into shape: 300 lbs. I was officially fat. I became one of those middle aged men who used to be in such good shape, but now because of lackluster excus[...]

  • On Your Left!

    “I think the biggest thing I've learned is to quit worrying about what everyone else thinks.  If I let that get to me too much I would not be the fine triathlete I am today!” These were the words I wrote recently in an email to a friend and I was only being somewhat self-deprecating[...]

Testimonials

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    THANK YOU for a brilliant program!
    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for a brilliant program for my first Ironman in C[...]
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    I just completed my first 70.3
    I just completed my first 70.3 in Lake Stevens, Washington on Sunday, 7/21. It [...]
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    The training program was great!
    The training program was great, I just finished my first race yesterday. I thor[...]
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    Your plan worked like a treat!
    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]