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Training Tip –  Sleep. The Underrated Training Tool

As multisport endurance athletes, we all know the benefits of interval training. A combination of high intensity efforts with a rest interval in between can improve fitness and performance. It’s the right mix of the two that works. But as typical Type A personalities, we sometimes pus
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Training Tip – Running Downhill

  Running uphill can be challenging and leave you out of breath. But running down the backside of that hill also works your body, and if it’s done wrong, you can end up with burning quads and hamstrings. Most people think of the uphill as an opportunity to pass the competition. T
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TRAINING TIP –  Dealing with Pre-Race Anxiety

  Virtually everyone I know gets some degree of pre-race anxiety in the 24 hours leading up to a race. People worry about so many things  – the course, the weather, a mechanical bike problem, lines at the port-a-potty. And the list goes on and on.  It’s normal to experience
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Training Tip – Training in The Dark

It’s that time of year when there are fewer hours of daylight, and many of us are training in the dark, at dawn or dusk. If this is you, make sure you’re visible to others, especially to cars and trucks. Use blinking lights and reflectors so that you can be seen from a distance.
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Training Tip – Train Naked

  Got your attention? Virtually every triathlete trains and races against the clock. In both training and on race day, you probably know your splits down to the second for each and every workout. Technology lets us track and analyze everything – speed, heart rate, distance, powe
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Training Tip – Get Out of That Training Rut

When we start out as newbies in any sport, a little training can show big results. But as we get fitter and more experienced, the training improvements become subtle and sometimes we get discouraged and feel like we’re in a training rut. We work hard but don’t see any improvemen
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Training Tip –  You Are What You Eat

Usually athletes fall into one of two extremes as far as eating is concerned. Those who eat healthy and those who feel they exercise a lot so they can eat whatever and as much as they want to eat. If you push your body in training and competition, you want to make sure it’s in tip top
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Training Tip –  Insufficient Heart Rate Recovery Sets

Here’s a workout you can add to your training schedule to strengthen your heart and lungs, and to train the body to keep going through fatigue. This is not a beginner’s workout. You should have many miles under your belt before you attempt it. And the benefits can be huge especially i
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Training Tip – Mid-Season Recovery

We’re just past the mid year and if you’ve been training steadily since January, now may be a good time to take a short mid-season recovery break. Most serious triathletes know the value of periodization in which you alter the volume and intensity of workouts to reach peak perfo
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Training Tip – Focused or Distracted? Which Is Better?

What do you think about during a race? Do you focus on what you’re doing, or do you allow your mind to drift and be distracted away from the discomfort that your muscles feel? Some athletes may wonder which is better. I recommend some of both. It seems obvious that staying focused is
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