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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

Seafair Triathlon - Olympic Course
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Wish it was USAT. Will do it again someday.
Ironman 70.3 Racine
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No bathrooms at swim start really sucked and was poor planing, imo. I didn't like that I had to start almost 80 minutes after the start of the race. Luckily I brought a lot of wate[...]
Connellsville Parks & Rec Triathlon
This was a tiny race and people didn't show up because of the bad weather. That all aside, I was still the first woman to finish!

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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    Your plan worked like a treat!
    I followed your 20 week IM training plan pretty much to the letter and completed[...]
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    The interface is much easier to use...
    Just wanted to say that I REALLY like all the changes made to the Training Plans[...]
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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[...]