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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 teach the body how 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, especia
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Training Tip –  Be Confident on the Beach

Training for a triathlon is not easy. There are no short cuts. And training consistently these past couple of months has been particularly difficult with all of the COVID-19 restrictions. Hopefully you have made the most of your training time. Whether you’re preparing for a first time
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Swimming Tip: Stay within your body’s frame.

  If you think about a boat moving smoothly through the water, the point of the bow slices the surface and water moves around the body of the boat and flows without a ripple. If you hang an object in the water off the side of the boat, it will cause a disturbance with the water&#
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Training Tip –  Ditch The Crunches

When people think of an exercise to strengthen and tone their abdominal muscles, they often think of crunches or sit-ups as the go-to workout.  In fact, crunches are probably one of the worst exercises to do … for several reasons. The major reason not to do crunches is that they strai
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Training Tip –  Stretch Cords for Strength Work.

With gyms and weight rooms being closed for the foreseeable short term, many of us are looking for alternatives to do our strength work.  Stretch bands or cords are a good replacement for dumbbell / barbell work and they actually offer some advantages over traditional weights. Working
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Training Tip – Make your workout great

  The restrictions that are currently in place to curb the spread of coronavirus have given all of us a lot of challenges. On the athletic front, motivation to stay in shape can be a big problem. Some people are hunkering down and doing very little exercise (not good!), while others a
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Training Tip –  Listen To Your Feet

If you have ever watched the final miles of the marathon portion of an Ironman race, you probably saw some athletes struggling and running with their head down, their torso bent forward at the waist, and their feet scraping along the ground as they painfully made some semblance of for
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Training Tip – Running Stride – Glutes and Hip Flexors 

Among the things that help you run strong are a fast leg turn over (strides per minute), a strong foot push-off from the ground, and a full range of motion in the leg stride starting from the upper legs and hips. Two muscle groups that play a pivotal role in these movements are the gl
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Training Tip –  Does Training and Racing Make You Sick?

(An excerpt from Swimmers Magazine, March issue) For decades, conventional wisdom said that intense training and racing compromises the immune system and leads to infections such as the common cold. New data now turns that belief on its head. There is a wealth of recent scientific dat
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Training Tip – Stay properly hydrated and fueled during training and racing.

Staying properly hydrated and fueled during training and racing is key to finishing strong. Here are some basics to keep in mind. Before you start your workout or before the race gun goes off, start with a full tank. Make sure you have taken in adequate liquids; usually water is all y
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