Weight-Lifting: Good for Endurance Athletes?

Weight-Lifting: Good for Endurance Athletes?

Dear Brandon. I am a triathlete. Should I lift weights? Brandon: This topic comes up quite often in training sessions with athletes and when Amy and I give talks at triathlon clubs. We get asked about whether it’s a good idea to do “core ...
Away We Go

Away We Go

Dear Amy, I’ve done a few triathlons close to home, but this summer I will be flying across the country for my first “destination” event. Do you have any tips for competing on less-than-familiar soil? Amy: Race season is upon us, w ...
Help! Training for a triathlon is making me fat!

Help! Training for a triathlon is making me fat!

Dear Amy, Is it possible to lose weight while training for a major endurance event? The calories in all of those gels and sports drinks add up! Amy: Yes, it is possible to lose weight while training for a major endurance event. However, gels and spor ...
Is “˜Manscaping’ A Must?

Is “˜Manscaping’ A Must?

Dear Brandon, Does removing body hair really increase speed? Brandon: I am a triathlete. I am also a man. I am a fan of “mandscaping” as part of preparing for an event, but it’s not a cut and dried issue. Let me explain. ...
Recovering from an Injury

Recovering from an Injury

Dear Amy, Have you ever been injured? How did you stay motivated to train during your injury? Coming from a swimming background, my biggest hurdle in triathlon training has been the pounding my legs have had to endure while running. The first few yea ...
Brandon Marsh’s Story

Brandon Marsh’s Story

Dear Brandon, How did you become a professional triathlete? Brandon: A lot of little boys want to be athletes when they grow up. Growing up in a small town in Texas, though, the only professional sports I knew to choose from were ball games: football ...