We are always told to drink more water. But as fit, active people we can’t rely on water alone — even during the colder months. When we’re sweating, we lose electrolytes that must be replaced, or we risk becoming dehydrated. To help avoid the effects of dehydration (i.e. cramping, low energy, heat exhaustion), learn the what, when and how of electrolytes.
On September 30th, I sat in the hotel restaurant with my grandpa, mom, aunt and cousin recapping the events of the day. They asked me how I felt and if I needed anything to drink (I had just completed my first half Ironman). I wondered how they had entertained themselves for the nearly three hours I was cycling. Apparently, they hit the ground shopping. Read more →
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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 terminology and abbreviations is no easy feat either. Even for veteran triathletes, the lingo can get confusing. Here are a few common triathlon terms separated by sport, so you can keep it all straight. Read more →
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 only complete the distance but compete and place in a division. It’s an extreme request. So, the short answer is YES – I have felt burned out.
In fact, at the end of last year, I was debating whether or not to continue racing at the professional level. Read more →
Happy Tuesday Newsday!
Want to chat with a pair of champion triathletes? Or compare prices on chia seeds? You’re in luck. Today’s news update features a Facebook chat and a fabulous new mobile app!
Top-10 triathlon contender Brandon Marsh answers five questions you’ve probably been afraid to ask the triathletes in your life.
1. Do you wear underwear with cycling shorts?
No. You don’t wear underwear with cycling shorts. Cycling shorts are form fitting and are made to be worn without under garments. Undergarments tend to chafe and just make your life miserable.
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