As a genre-defying level-up from triathlon, quadrathlon (or quadriathlon/ tetrathlon) 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… Read More »
The Inside Tri Show, one of the newest and most prolific triathlon podcasts, celebrates one year by logging its 53rd episode this November. “This is just the start,” says Helen Murray, host of the UK-based Inside Tri Show podcast which is a year old this month. Murray Goes Full-Steam With Her Own Podcast Murray, who is a keen age group triathlete herself, launched her weekly triathlon show in November 2019, after 5 years as a co-host on another podcast. “It’s always scary to make a change and you’re never too sure how things will turn out, or if people will… Read More »
At one of his meetups in San Francisco, I was able to chat with Kona veteran and fitness guru Ben Greenfield about combating injuries. Immediately he brought-up the book Foundation Training, in which he advocates as a solid tool to become a more resilient and injury-free athlete. Coupled with a forward written by Lance Armstrong, I was compelled to give Foundation Training a try. I was sold on its potential after experimenting with a couple exercises. “Foundation Training enabled me feel more grounded, poised, and confident to train.” More than just the next fitness fad, Foundation Training is quickly becoming a proliferated movement practice, and… Read More »
Most triathletes view their multisport endeavors as an ongoing journey of continuous self-improvement, self-fulfillment, and satisfaction. And yet, many triathletes struggle with plateauing performance, debilitating injuries, and a general feeling of stagnation in the sport. Contrary to popular practice, training harder and more often is not always the best approach to triathlon training. In fact, it’s a good way to burn out or get injured. Countless endurance athletes obsess over racking-up miles and earning KOM’s on Strava, all the while failing to neglect the purpose, science, and biomechanics behind their training. Instead of focusing on volume and intensity, many triathletes… Read More »
Looking to inspire your inner triahtlete? Listen to this Rich Roll Podcast featuring pro triathlete and Kona champ Chris “Macca” McCormack. This conversation is one the most engaging triathlon chats that will have you listening from start to finish. Chris McCormack tells an incredible story of his races and career as a professional. Here’s the preview: Download the podcast on iTunes or visit RichRoll.com for more info. Also check out our full collection of Triathlon Podcasts for more inspiration.
If you’re a runner who has yet to learn about mobility guru Kelly Starrett, then this podcast will inspire you to appreciate your next run even more. With his new book Ready to Run set to launch in October, the 200+lb ultramarathoner underscores the essence of running with proper mechanics and common issues runners encounter (and why.) The dudes over at Run Colo had Kelly on their podcast and the conversation was inspiring, enlightening, and motivating, to say the least. At BetterTriathlete.com, we always find it a positive experience listening to Kelly speak. Tune in to the conversation below: Sorry,… Read More »
In the winter of 2012, I took-up cross country (skate) skiing. As a northern Michigan triathlete who’s accustomed to long winters, I had a good feeling that experimenting with skate skiing would evolve into something special. Sure enough, I discovered a new addiction and hobby for the cold season. Beyond offering an incredible cardio workout, cross country skiing involves a series of graceful and synchronous movements that utilize similar muscles in swimming, biking, and running. Cross country skate skiing was both technical and engaging, yet just as liberating as opening up in the aero position on the bike. I quickly learned that… Read More »