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If you haven't already, this is a great time to look at what you’ve accomplished and to start planning for 2015.


Most swimming improvements happen in the pool with a focus on technique and building aerobic fitness, but don't ignore the need for open water familiarization. Here are three tips to reduce anxiety.

Newest Articles

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Should Athletes Avoid Junk Food?
Many athletes go to great extremes to eat healthfully. There is no such thing as a “bad food.” There is a bad diet, yes, as judged by looking at the whole day’s intake.
Newbie to Heart-Rate Training
While running, I've been really struggling to keep my heart rate down in the zone 2-3 range as frequently prescribed in the plan. This seems too slow?
Compression Fracture and Lingering Back Muscle Pain
Can you give me any information as to why those muscles are still feeling sore and if this will affect my training long term? I'm planning on doing a full Ironman in 2016.
Excruciating Hamstring Cramps
I'm doing my third IM in a week and a half and right now my hamstrings are a mess--sore, tight, cramping too often. I'm desperate. Is there anything I haven't tried?
Stress Fracture from Minimalist Shoes?
I was running and after about half a mile in I started to feel some pain on the outside of my left foot. I was running in Vibram's on soft trail and this was not the first time I have done this.
Weight-related Research from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Exercise is medicine. Given that two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, we need to figure out how to turn this ship around.

Gear Reviews

Finis PT paddles
(3)
This is a pretty cheap, pretty good item to help with swim form. It produces muscle memory so you can have good arm position in your swim.
Garmin Forerunner 910XT
(5)
Great product for what I use it for, running, swimming and walking.

Race Reports

MMRF 5K - Run for Multiple Myeloma
Good first effort for a good cause.
Ironman Melbourne
(5)
So good, I'm going back next year.
Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne
(5)
Awesome course for a first full ironman. The weather was excellent on the day but I imagine it could be challenging weather if you're unlucky. The volunteers were all excellent and [...]
  • My First Triathlon, Where I Learned That I Am Indeed a Land Mammal

    I started to worry when I noticed the wetsuits. Hanging over the bars where we had to rack our bikes in the transition area were several wetsuits. Hmmm. The website said the water would be in the mid-70s, and you can trust anything you read on the Internet, right? But there were all those wetsuits. Well, whatever, I th[...]

  • My 1st Triathlon!

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    The Distance:  600 meter swim.  18 mile bike.  A 5k run.  The race, Iron Girl Syracuse.  Experience...amazing.The day before. Starting out calm, but feeling my nerves increase like the tide coming in.   My sister-in-law, God bless her, drove up with her youngest (15 years old) to chee[...]

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    By Phil DarleyWhat could make a Father prouder than his 15-year-old daughter agreeing to participate with Dad in a local YMCA-sponsored Sprint Triathlon? Having it held on Father’s Day Weekend, of course!In the fall of 2012 I made the decision to train for my first Sprint Tri.  I got pumped up as I read seve[...]

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