Ask The Triathletes

Amy Marsh is a four time Ironman champion, two time IronDistance champion, and was named the 2010 USAT Long Distance Triathlete of the Year. Brandon Marsh has been competing in triathlons since 1988, and can be counted on to be a top-10 contender in every event he enters. Got a question about swim-bike-run or sports nutrition for Team Marsh? Email them at ask.the.triathletes@gmail.com. On Twitter, follow Brandon @BrandonMarshTX and follow Amy @AmyCMarsh.

Not Your Average Pasta Dinner

Not Your Average Pasta Dinner

Spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, chicken Alfredo. These are staple pasta dishes, but they also lack a full serving of vegetables and are quite heavy on the stomach. With so many great flavors of fall, it would be sinful not to use what’s fresh ...
College Triathletes: Take a Course in Balance

College Triathletes: Take a Course in Balance

Q:   How do you balance workouts while being a college student? Amy Marsh answers: A:  A few weeks back, we discussed how parents can adapt to their kids’ school schedules. But if you’re the student, triathlon training can be just as hard ...
Do You Really Need More Sleep?

Do You Really Need More Sleep?

Q:  What are the real benefits of getting more shut eye, and how can I naturally fall asleep faster after an evening workout when my endorphins are running high? Brandon Marsh answers: A:   It’s no secret that most people don’t get enough ...
Get the Dirt on Trail Running

Get the Dirt on Trail Running

Trail running is a great alternative to running on the roads.   It can offer refreshing scenery and a softer running surface.   However, this kind of terrain isn’t for everyone. Consider the rough and tough of it before hitting the trails, then ...
Training on Your Kid’s Schedule?

Training on Your Kid’s Schedule?

Q: I always have trouble keeping up with my workout schedule when the kids go back to school. Any suggestions? Brandon Marsh answers A: Though I’m not a parent myself, I know what it’s like balancing a training schedule with family, trave ...
Listen to Your Heart (Rate)

Listen to Your Heart (Rate)

Q: Why do I feel so sluggish during the summer when I should be at peak performance? Amy Marsh answers A: The simple answer is the heat. Even though you have the heart of an athlete, you’re susceptible to an increased heart rate in warmer weath ...
An Easy End-of-Summer Cookout

An Easy End-of-Summer Cookout

The end of summer is coming near, which could be good or bad. The sticky summer weather will be subsiding soon, but the kids probably aren’t pining to go back to school. Regardless of how you feel about it, end this season on a high note. Gathe ...