"Running! If there is any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can't think what it could be." ~ Joyce Carol Oates
Unless you are a professional athlete or idly rich, odds are that the amount of time you can afford to devote to athletic training of any kind is limited. So where I just told you that you need to go long, you may well be thinking, "That's great. But I don't always have time."
What you need is a way to balance your training, both within the three disciplines of triathlon and with the rest of your life. Check out this article to learn just how to do that.
"A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind." ~ Lewis Mumford
Triathlon is not an obvious Everyman-type sport. I mean, yeah, you swim, you bike, you run. . . these are the things kids do every day during the summertime. So in that sense, triathlon harkens back to one's most basic athletic instincts. Check out this article to see if triathlon is right for you.
"A competitor will find a way to win. competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter of pride." ~ Nancy Lopez
During training for a triathlon, marathon or any other endurance sport, one will realize the time amount of time to train for long-distance event is significant. During this said training, one will also discover the same, monotonous activity begins to drain the brain. Check out this article to learn how to combat boredom.
"When people us your brand name as a verb, that is remarkable." ~ Meg Whitman
When folks find out I'm a triathlete, one of the first questions they invariably ask is, "How do you fit it all in?" Truth is, it is a challenge. But there are a few things you can do to give yourself an edge. Check out this article to learn how you can fit it all in.
"For brevity is very good, where we are, or are not understood." ~ Samual Butler
Are you in need of some new running shoes? Check out this article to see if the New Balance 890v2 shoe is for you.
"I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion." ~ Mia Hamm
Last time, we talked a little about using intervals in swim training and about how you might begin building your own interval-based swim workouts. Now it's time to go a little deeper. Check out this article on how to calculate your swim interval.
"Lost time is never found again." ~ Benjamin Franklin
What brought you here? Did you make a bet with a buddy that you could do a triathlon? Are you looking for a personal challenge? Were you inspired by a triathlete's story?
No matter what has raised your curiosity, you are on the road to starting a long love affair with an incredibly addicting and life-changing sport. The sport of triathlon will allow you to challenge yourself in ways you never thought possible. Check out this article to learn if triathlon is right for you.
"Intervals and other types of speed work are essential to improve running speed." ~ Frank Shorter
Athletes get injured, whether it's a rolled ankle, sore hip, or something more serious like a stress fracture. Check out this article to learn how to avoid being sidelined.
"It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
If you're like me, then it's probably been a couple of weeks or months since you've done any serious training or racing.
There's nothing wrong with that.
As an adult age-grouper triathlete, I think it's important to take an offseason, both to let your body rest and heal after the rigors of the season and to give you time to reconnect with your family and with the other parts of your life that exist outside the sphere of swimming, biking, and running.
However, now the New Year is right around the corner, and with it will come a new season of triathlon. Now is the time to start setting the conditions that will lead you to a successful season of racing next year.
How do you do that?
Check out this article to learn how to set tough but realistic goals, identify key races on your calendar, and use those goals and those races to build your training plan.
Tip of the Day: A race gives us goals. It measures us. It motivates us. Plan your schedule for the entire year in advance.
"Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate." ~ J.R.R Tolkien
During training for a triathlon, marathon or any other endurance sport, one will realize the time amount of time to train for long-distance event is significant. During this said training, one will also discover the same, monotonous activity begins to drain the brain. Check out this article to learn about how to combat boredom in your triathlon training.
Tip of the day: Seek out new training territory. A thirty minute drive will put you on roads you've never seen.