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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.

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 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.

Beginner Exercise Program: Month 1

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photoThis part of the program focuses on utilizing the bike for cardiovascular exercise and moderate strength training for low-impact training-especially good for starting out and/or having weight to lose.

Swim Help! Gasping for Air

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photoWhen I swim I struggle to get a full breath and consequently run down faster. I spend part of my training on the side of the pool gasping for air.

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.

Tapering for an Olympic Distance Triathlon as Opposed to a Sprint?

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photoKeep in mind that the taper period is as important to your body as all of the long hours you’ve put in the pool, on the bike and on the road. It is meant to help you rest, recover and rejuvenate.

How to Start Running with Weight to Lose?

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photoMy main concern is obviously the running but my priority is weight loss. I really need any advice on how to get ready.

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.

Why is it so difficult to get into the “two-a-day” routine?

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photoHere’s a couple of tactics that I have found VERY helpful when it comes to my early morning workouts…hopefully, at least one of them will work for you too!

I am new to this tri thing. I want to do a Sprint Triathlon in 6 months...HELP!

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photoFirst, with your upcoming 5K, I strongly advise you to check out the “Couch to 5K” training schedule. This training schedule is a GREAT way to get back into running safely and wisely.

Sports Bra and Swimsuit Question

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photoI am not going to buy a tri-suit before my first tri - I want to make sure I am going to stick with this before I spend a lot of money on it so I want to figure out what will work best.

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.

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?

Spinning as a Cycling Replacement

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photoI don’t currently have a bike, or the funds to acquire one. I have recently gotten into spinning. Is this a good way to train for the biking portion until I can get a real bike?
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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!