Saddle Up!

Saddle Up!

Q: How can I find a saddle that doesn’t hurt? Is there such a thing? Brandon Marsh answers: A: This is a really good question. When shopping for a road or tri bike, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the buzz around carbon fiber frames, Zipp ...
Race Recovery Tips from the Pros

Race Recovery Tips from the Pros

Q: How do you recover after a hard race? Amy Marsh answers: A: This question couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Brandon and I raced just last weekend at IRONMAN 70.3 Vineman. Though not a full IRONMAN, we both raced hard and finishe ...
To Rest or Not to Rest?

To Rest or Not to Rest?

Q: How often do you take a day of rest””and what do you do on that day? Brandon Marsh answers: A: When it comes to planning down-time, I tell my athletes to compare their rest days to the intensity of a normal training day. Does the time off re ...
Change a Flat in 6 Simple Steps

Change a Flat in 6 Simple Steps

Q:   If I get a flat tire during  a race, what should I do? What’s the quickest way to change it? Amy Marsh answers: A:   Ah, the dreaded flat during a race.   No need to panic. It happens, but knowing how to change a tire can make the differen ...
Hill Training Without the Hills

Hill Training Without the Hills

Q: I have a hilly race coming up, but there are no hills where I live. How do I train for this? Brandon Marsh answers: A: For athletes who live among flat terrain but travel to races with some elevation, hill training can be a common problem. Growing ...
Triathlon Lingo Translated

Triathlon Lingo Translated

Q:   I get lost when I hear my training buddies talking about their workouts. Can you decode some common triathlon terms? Amy Marsh answers: A:   Training for three different disciplines is hard work in itself. But, keeping up with training terminolo ...
Avoiding Summer Slumps

Avoiding Summer Slumps

Q:  Training in this heat is hard. How do I beat the “dog days” of summer? Brandon Marsh answers: How fitting that right now I’m listening to Florence and the Machine’s song, “The Dog Days are Over.”   All signs p ...