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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 ...
Win a $1,000 Vitacost Shopping Spree

Win a $1,000 Vitacost Shopping Spree

What would you buy if you had $1,000 to spend at Vitacost.com? Well, better get started on that shopping list, because someone is going to win a pretty hefty gift certificate – and it could be you! ...
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 ...
Triathlon Lingo Translated

Triathlon Lingo Translated

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 terminolo ...
Burned Out

Burned Out

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 ...
What Should I Wear to My Triathlon?

What Should I Wear to My Triathlon?

Q. When reading up on proper attire for races, I see a lot of recommendations for a tri suit instead of tri shorts and a tri top. However, most pro triathletes seem to be wearing tri shorts and a top ““ not a tri suit in race photos. What do yo ...
Fear of Open-Water Swimming

Fear of Open-Water Swimming

We got this question during our Facebook chat with Vitacost earlier this week and didn’t get a chance to answer. ““Amy Marsh Q:   How do I conquer the fear of open-water swimming? A:   Out of the three disciplines in triathlon, the one pe ...