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 freshest this season. That’s why we’re offering a twist on the traditional pasta dinner and saying toss that tossed salad out the window! Read more →
Category: Ask The Triathletes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter, follow Brandon @BrandonMarshTX and follow Amy @AmyCMarsh.
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 to squeeze in between classes, work and a social life. Before you go crazy trying to balance it all, learn the key to commitment. Read more →
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 sleep. Let’s face it. Eight hours each night is no easy feat for any athlete’s hectic schedule. The good news is not everyone needs eight hours. The ideal test to determine just how much your body needs would be to go to bed at the same time each night and wake up without an alarm clock. Unfortunately, that’s a luxury most of us will only see in our dreams. So, what’s the answer? Read more →
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 you can decide: is it right for you?
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, travel and work responsibilities. I’ve learned a few ways to make do, which partly depend on these “other” commitments and partly depend on your dedication to change. To keep it easy, try taking one adjustment at a time. You can build from there…
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 weather. Don’t over-think or over-analyze a bad workout. Instead, understand the science behind it so you can adjust accordingly. There’s a perfectly good explanation…and solution.
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. Gather good friends and family for a simple and delicious cookout. Read more →
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