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How to Rest and Resume Training after a Race

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photoAfter your first triathlon, how many days off should you take to rest? How should you start your training again?

New Triathlete in Training, What to Focus On?

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photoWhen running or biking, is it best to work towards increasing distance, stamina, working with heart rates, intervals, speed, drills, etc.?

Triathlon for Weightloss? Part 4: Rest

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photoAre you getting adequate rest after your workouts? Rest and over-training effects on weight loss, weight gain.

Triathlon for Weightloss? Part 3: How to Eat

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photoWe’re going to discuss, really, how simple it is to lose weight if you have the right weight loss information. I’m going to give you a few weapons to put into your weight loss arsenal in this segment.

Triathlon for Weightloss? Part 2: Interval Training and Target Heart-Rate Zones

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photoInterval training for weight loss. Weight training for weight loss. These interval workouts can be done in 15 to 20 minutes and have huge caloric expenditures for those who are crunched for time.

Triathlon for Weightloss?

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photoDo you want to jump-start your New Year’s weight-loss resolution?? Then here is what it's time to do…TRAIN FOR A TRIATHLON!! Part I of a monthly series.

Your First Half Ironman: Race Tips & Pointers

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photoI’m not going to sugar coat my experience and tell you that it was a piece of cake, but I am going to attempt to give you some advice and useful information that I wish I had before participating.

Winter Training Programs: Addressing Your Limiters

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photoThis is the time of year where you focus on your ‘weakest’ event and practice your drills, techniques, form, etc. Here I list some BT training plan options to get you through the off-season.

First Triathlon and Shin Splints

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photoTips for completing the run portion of your first triathlon plus exercises and stretches to possibly help your shins.

Beginner Exercise Program: Month 8 - Race Month!

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photoThis month we have our peak training weeks followed by two taper weeks for our upcoming race. Transition setup and brickwork included.

Off Season Training: What to Focus On?

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photoThe off-season is the best time to fine tune your skills and prepare yourself for the next season. It is also time for you to gain some strength and get a little rest after a long season of training.

Sprint and Marathon Training: How to Taper?

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photoSince your “A” race is your marathon, which you stated in your question, this should be your main focus. I encourage you to taper a bit for the sprint distance triathlon.

Beginner Exercise Program: Month 7

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photoWe have recently added a run/walk portion to our workouts. Now we are going to work on increasing our endurance in each discipline plus some 'bricks' so we are ready for our upcoming Fall triathlons!

Super Sprint Triathlon Training

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photoSince I didn't have much time and since it's a super sprint, am I OK just go to at the training relatively hard through Thursday or even Friday?

Inside vs Outside Triathlon Training

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photoHow important is it to train on the actual road vs. treadmill and on a real bike vs. spinning classes?
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Four Sprint Triathlons and 2 Olympic Distance Triathlons. Several marathons and Boston qualified. Because of my new found love of these sports, I got my Personal Training Certification and USAT Level I Coaching Certification so I could help others attain their goals!