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Latest Posts in Bike

Consistency. The Key to Success.

Triathlon Coach Jeff Lukich

This article was contributed by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. As an endurance performance coach, I talk about the power of consistency in training with my athletes every chance I get. And I am not alone. Most coaches do. But for the busy age group athlete, finding consistency in training can sometimes be a challenge. Missing one or two workouts a month usually is not an issue. But missing one or two a week… well, that can create real setbacks in our training and goals. “Missing one or two workouts a month usually is not an issue. But… Read More »

Gravel Bikes: A Renewed Sense of Freedom for Endurance Cyclists

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Gravel bikes have gained enormous traction among all types of cyclists and endurance athletes throughout the cycling world. Somewhat of a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike with drop bars, gravel bikes are designed to enable wider tire clearance, thereby allowing wider outlets for riding. Although gravel cycling has yet to make a mainstream appearance in triathlon, like the case of XTERRA and off-road tri events, multisport athletes are still finding gravel bikes to be a novel alternative to get off the pavement but still go fast. Indisputably fun and virtually limitless for adventure, a quick rip… Read More »

Latest in Recovery

Mental Cues & Recovery Practices to Overcome Injury

Mental Cues & Practices to Better Overcome Injury

For endurance athletes, chronic injuries are hugely daunting. Being out of action is incredibly frustrating, and the desire to push harder to overcome an injury can increase the risk of further damage. Sports injuries are always difficult to manage, as there’s the temptation to get back to training as fast as possible. However, often this is the worst thing you can do.  One way to manage the mental fatigue these injuries cause is to shift focus. Focus on the things that you can do and move away from thinking of all the things you can’t.  The following tips help with… Read More »

7 Plantar Fasciitis Stretches and Exercises to Help Get You Back to Running

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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries. However, with the right plantar fasciitis exercises, you can overcome the debilitating pain this issue can have on training and performance. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that results from inflammation of the tissue band under the foot, causing significant discomfort and even debilitating injury. The good news is that it’s relatively easy to treat by doing specific plantar fasciitis stretches and exercises, as well as getting ample rest. The pain caused by plantar fasciitis can sometimes ease while exercising, so it may be tempting for some runners and triathletes to… Read More »

Featured Product Reviews

The New Wave of Triathlon Training Apps

triathlon training apps

Fitness apps are becoming increasingly popular and varied, but triathlon training apps in particular provide a greater purpose in navigating the complexities of multisport. Not only are these platforms designed to help you train more efficiently while tracking your progress, but most tri training apps are can help you organize your training plan to align with your race objectives. This is extremely helpful when training for a triathlon because the sport consists of three different unique disciplines – all of which need to be trained trained individually and in combination to effectively prepare for the rigors of triathlon. Factor in… Read More »

12 Best Triathlon Watches for Multisport Athletes

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Choosing the best triathlon watch depends on a number of multisport features and personal preferences. Watch design, user interface, heart rate, GPS, water resistance, and device connectivity are some of the most important benchmarks when researching triathlete-friendly multisport watches. But let’s be real. The triathlon watches are not cheap. Beyond GPS, multisport compatibility, and design, price is one of the biggest variables when shopping for the best triathlon watch to meet your needs. To help you narrow your search for the right triathlon watch to match your needs and budget, we’ve assembled a list of the best multisport watches organized… Read More »

Triathlon Inspiration Posts

Chris Hauth’s “Clarity, Intention, Purpose” for Ultra-Distance Training & Life

Chris Hauth Weekly Word Podcast

You may know Chris Hauth as a highly-regarded, Zen-like ultra-distance athlete who competes and coaches athletes in a myriad of events. Or you may know him as an Olympian swimmer, IRONMAN champion, ultra adventure athlete, or a noteworthy guest on the Rich Roll Podcast. In 2016, Chris published the first episode of The Weekly Word Podcast. The podcast initially started as a way for Chris to communicate to his athletes and followers, but quickly grew to be a popular podcast for those seeking valuable, actionable, and inspiring content surrounding the ultra-endurance journey.  Fringing on being a mindfulness life coach, Chris… Read More »

What’s a Quadrathlon?
Events, Distances, and Race Formats

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Under-recognized as a genre-defying level-up from triathlon, quadrathlon is a unique multisport event comprised of four disciplines in the order of swimming, kayaking, cycling, and running. Quadrathlon is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for several decades and even has a few governing bodies, mostly across Europe. But for most endurance and multisport athletes, the concept of a 4-discipline quadrathlon event is entirely novel and highly enticing. It’s becoming more and more common to see unconventional triathlon events that include alternative disciplines, like paddling, hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing. These multisport events typically take the shape of the surrounding terrain… Read More »

Latest in Swim

7 Tips for Improving Your Open Water Swimming Breathing

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Perhaps you’ve ever gulped a mouthful of water whilst open water swimming. If so, then you’ve experienced first-hand how different breathing mechanics can be in open water. Sure, you may have mastered breathing in the controlled environment of a pool, but add howling winds, bobbing waves, freezing water, and a swarm of competitors into the mix, and you’ll quickly realize that open water breathing is a different ball game altogether. One of the key aspects of improving your open water swimming could actually come down to weight management. Because this post focuses on breathing tips, take a look at this… Read More »

What is Scapular Winging? See Exercises to Fix Scapular Dyskinesis/Winging

what is scapular winging swimming

Summarized in simple terms, scapular winging is a movement dysfunction of the shoulder blade. A normally functioning scapula rests on the rib cage during all movements. Yet, with scapular dyskinesis, the shoulder blade comes off the rib cage. Perhaps, you or a friend, has once shown the other what crazy stuff they can do with their shoulder blade. As things go, some people can force their scapula to wing. I remember a soccer teammate in my youth who got some serious fame for it. There are two types of scapular winging: Medial Scapular Winging: the inside of the scapula lifts… Read More »

Strength & Injury Prevention

6 Common Running Overuse Injuries and How to Treat Them

Most Common Running Overuse Injuries

Running is a vital aspect of many athletes’ training and livelihood. But running can also take a heavy toll on one’s body. Runners are used to having minor body aches and pains from time to time, but a running injury is an entirely different story. More than 80 percent of running injuries1 are caused by repetitive stress on certain parts of the body. And believe it or not, even pro runners and athletes still succumb to these overuse injuries. Below are six of the most common overuse injuries in runners and how to deal with them.   1. IT Band… Read More »

7 Most Common Sports Injuries That Triathletes Encounter

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Triathlon is a great sport to keep active, but it is also one of the most physically exerting sports out there. The combination of running, cycling, and swimming can really push your body to the limit, and sometimes past its breaking point. Injuries are commonplace in triathlon. Triathletes expose themselves to the full spectrum of sports injuries, particularly those that involve muscle overuse and overtraining.   7 Common Triathlon Injuries Let’s take a look at some of the common sports injuries triathletes have to deal with. 1. Knee Injuries A large percentage of sports injuries involve the lower body, and… Read More »

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