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Your Race Day Checklist

Your Race Day Checklist

Q: I get overwhelmed packing for a triathlon. What do I absolutely need for race day?   Amy Marsh answers A: As athletes of three disciplines, we have a lot of gear to keep up with. But when it comes to race day, the key is to simplify. It may come a ...
I’m Not Even at the Start Line

I’m Not Even at the Start Line

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 e ...
Formulas for Fueling and Hydrating on Race Day

Formulas for Fueling and Hydrating on Race Day

Q: I have a hot 70.3 on my schedule. What do I need to know about hydration and fueling leading up to and on race day? Brandon Marsh answers: A: This is a common concern and a question we get often. First, it’s important to understand hydration ...
Overcoming Female Athlete Woes, Part 1

Overcoming Female Athlete Woes, Part 1

Q: What do I do when my monthly visitor, “Flow”, shows up right before my race? Amy Marsh answers: A: Ah, yes. Dealing with the menstrual cycle is a common challenge that female athletes face. Perhaps the biggest challenge is when your c ...
Race Recovery Tips from the Pros

Race Recovery Tips from the Pros

Q: How do you recover after a hard race? Amy Marsh answers: A: This question couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Brandon and I raced just last weekend at IRONMAN 70.3 Vineman. Though not a full IRONMAN, we both raced hard and finishe ...
Change a Flat in 6 Simple Steps

Change a Flat in 6 Simple Steps

Q:   If I get a flat tire during  a race, what should I do? What’s the quickest way to change it? Amy Marsh answers: A:   Ah, the dreaded flat during a race.   No need to panic. It happens, but knowing how to change a tire can make the differen ...
Hill Training Without the Hills

Hill Training Without the Hills

Q: I have a hilly race coming up, but there are no hills where I live. How do I train for this? Brandon Marsh answers: A: For athletes who live among flat terrain but travel to races with some elevation, hill training can be a common problem. Growing ...