Burned Out

Burned Out

Q: Do you ever feel burned out? How do you beat the training blues and recommit to your goals? Amy Marsh answers: A:   Swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles and then running a marathon is a major feat for anyone.  On top of that is the pressure to not ...
What Should I Wear to My Triathlon?

What Should I Wear to My Triathlon?

Q. When reading up on proper attire for races, I see a lot of recommendations for a tri suit instead of tri shorts and a tri top. However, most pro triathletes seem to be wearing tri shorts and a top ““ not a tri suit in race photos. What do yo ...
Fear of Open-Water Swimming

Fear of Open-Water Swimming

We got this question during our Facebook chat with Vitacost earlier this week and didn’t get a chance to answer. ““Amy Marsh Q:   How do I conquer the fear of open-water swimming? A:   Out of the three disciplines in triathlon, the one pe ...
The Lowdown on Toe-Running

The Lowdown on Toe-Running

Q: Should I run on my toes? Brandon Marsh answers: This is a question that I get asked by many of the triathletes I coach.   Experts are deeply divided on the answer to this question. ...
Too Sick to Race?

Too Sick to Race?

Q:   Has being sick ever kept you from competing in an event?   Amy Marsh answers: A:   I remember a few years ago my husband and I drove to Memphis, Tenn., from Austin, Texas, which is about a 10-hour drive, to compete in an Olympic-distance triathl ...
Port-a-Potties? No thanks.

Port-a-Potties? No thanks.

Dear Amy, When you’re racing for 9-10 hours, how do you manage to use the bathroom? Amy: When you gotta go, you gotta go!   This is a great question, though it’s one that might be embarrassing to ask (and embarrassing to answer!). When yo ...