Injuries: They’re a Pain!

by Doug Carr

In any sport, injuries are a fact of life. Their causes are many and not always associated with stand-alone training or participation within your particular event. In 2005, elite runner Deena Kastor stepped on a large pinecone and rolled her ankle. For anyone who’s ever done this, I don’t need

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Injuries: What to Expect and How to Respond

by Mark Swartzendruber

Unfortunately injuries are a part of life for most competitive athletes.  Injuries can be caused by things that range from simple overuse to traumatic impact.  How the athlete treats and responds to the injury depends largely on the nature of the cause and the severity of the injury.  I’m very

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Do stay hydrated!

Race Day Do’s and Don’ts: Triathlons

by Keyon Maljai


  • Create a gear list a few days before your race and systematically cross things off one by one as you place them in to your gear bag.
  • Get to bed on time the night before!
  • Remember to rub body glide on your neck. shoulders and ankles.  Prevents chaffing.
  • Get
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Quinoa makes a wonderful base for this Peanut Sauce Stir Fry with Tofu (recipe above)

Quinoa Recipe Ideas

by Chelsea Lincoln

Quinoa is a versatile and healthy grain – making it a great choice for any meal!  Known by the ancient Incas for increasing stamina of warriors, this can now be applied to the race track.  Quinoa is a complete protein and cooks up in just 20 minutes.

Breakfast is great

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Three ways bio-mechanics can improve your triathlon times

by Julian Pscheid

While most triathletes focus their training around volume and intensity, big gains can be realized by focusing on the bio-mechanics of each individual sport. This is mostly known for swimming, a sport that benefits more from technique than endurance or power, although cycling and running can also benefit from motor

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Bike racing is hard. Photo credit @ Josh Dreyfus

Lessons Learned: Road Cycling

by Mark Swartzendruber

I’ve been at this bike racing stuff for a long time I’ve learned a thing or two as I’ve gotten older and slower.  I’ll pass along a few of the more valuable lessons I’ve learned – some the hard way.

Take time to rest and recover.  As athletes it’s

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Triathlon Etiquette Dos and Don’ts

by Doug Carr

The idiosyncrasies that come with the world of multisport racing can be quite overwhelming for the novice athlete to grasp. There are so many things that can go sideways in training and racing. Learning the ropes early on, and being flexible, can be key elements to enjoying yourself and having

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BG Fit: Meredith Miller

by Meredith Miller

This is a wonderful piece done by Specialized Bikes of Meredith Miller being fit for her bike. Most of us won’t ever get a custom fit like this, but it’s amazing to see all the different components that are measured and the adjustments that are made. If you want to

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