Tag Archives: triathlon

Train to Pace, Win the Race?

Train to Pace, Win the Race?

Go hard or go home. PR or ER. Ever heard one of these irrational war chants as you toe the start line of a race? Of course, you should push yourself; it’s a race. But if you haven’t prepped your muscles to “go hard,” you’ll end up going home with you ...
You are an Ironmom

You are an Ironmom

You wake up before the crack of dawn. Something always seems to ache. Your hair is usually pulled in a sporty-looking pony tail. And, interestingly enough, you don’t get bored doing the same thing over and over. Initially, I think you’re an endurance ...
The Best Food Pairings for Athletic Performance

The Best Food Pairings for Athletic Performance

Sports and nutrition go together like peanut butter and jelly. When it comes to athletic performance, nutrition is just as important as putting in the hours of hard training. Don’t let it all go to waste by ignoring feelings of fatigue, constan ...
Swimming Anxiety, Solved

Swimming Anxiety, Solved

Q: If you’re not a strong swimmer or are afraid of the water, what can you do to overcome anxiety during a triathlon? Amy Marsh answers: A: Uneasiness about open water swimming is more common than you think and is usually caused by the environm ...
How to Pack a Bike for Flying

How to Pack a Bike for Flying

We have covered many topics regarding the traveling triathlete ““ everything from what to eat to what to wear to how to stay fit. Today, we’re going a little deeper. Many of our Twitter followers have asked, “How do I TSA-proof my b ...
Triathlon Distances Defined

Triathlon Distances Defined

Q:   What are the different distances in triathlon? Amy Marsh responds: This is a great question as there are many different distances in triathlon to accommodate different skill levels. People often ask us if we’ve done a full triathlon. My hu ...
When the Devil’s in the Details

When the Devil’s in the Details

Brandon Marsh says: “Be obsessive” Triathletes are widely known for being perfectionists. We obsess over everything, from the aerodynamics of our bike to the optimal heart rate zone on a long run to greater distance per stroke in the wat ...