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Getting the Most Out of Your Coaching Experience in 2023

This article was contributed by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. 2022 is wrapping up, and your first race will be here before you know it. You have signed up for that big event and hired a coach to help you meet your training and race goals. Now what?  Triathlon and run coaching are an investment and might even be considered a luxury for some. If you’re putting your hard-earned cash down for a coach, how do you ensure you get the very best from your coaching experience?    First things first – communication is key!   Communicating with your coach. It sounds… Read More »

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Preparing for the Chicago Triathlon

The Chicago Triathlon has become one of the nation’s most well-known multisport events that attracts thousands of triathletes from across the world to the city of Chicago.  Taking place in downtown Chicago during the last weekend in August, the Chicago Triathlon draws both a competitive and beginner playing field, merging one of the largest community gatherings in the multisport world.  As part of the Life Time brand and family of events, the Chicago Triathlon is a widely-recognized short-course triathlon event that features a Sprint distance and International (Olympic) distance event. There’s also a Super Sprint, Kids Tri, or the option… Read More »

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8 Quick Tips for Avoiding Muscle Cramps and Staying in the Game

If you’ve ever been sidelined by a muscle cramp, you know how frustrating it can be. Whether it’s your calf, hamstring, quad, or back muscles that seize up on you during exercise—or even when you’re just sitting at your desk—at some point in your life, chances are good that you’ve experienced this painful phenomenon.  Muscle cramps are especially common among athletes and others who push themselves physically. But luckily there are several things you can do to avoid getting them or reduce their severity if they do strike during exercise. Here are nine quick tips for avoiding and dealing with… Read More »

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5 Triathlon Running Workouts to Make the Most of Your Training

There is a general misconception that triathletes need a high volume of running miles to become efficient. By contrast, your triathlon running program should lean more on the site of quality over quantity of runs. You can get the most out of your run training by adapting triathlon running workouts to be more challenging, drill-oriented, and structured. These training sessions can dramatically improve your running economy by making you feel stronger, allowing you to maintain faster paces for longer. Here are five of our favorite triathlon running workouts to help mix up your training. Let’s go!   1. Hill Sprints… Read More »

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Fueling Strategies to Help You Thrive During Your Next Triathlon

All experienced triathletes will tell you that nutrition should never take a backseat when preparing for a race. More specifically, race day fueling strategies are particularly important and represent a common challenge among all types of endurance athletes, but especially multisport athletes.  No matter how long your race is going to be, you need a good plan for your fueling. This comes with practice and testing out different types of fuel during training as well as experimenting with different supplements and foods that agree with you.  Because the length or distance of the triathlon will shape your nutritional needs, below… Read More »

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Have a Bad Race or Training Session?

How Successful Endurance Athletes “Flip the Script” on Negative Self-Talk This article was co-authored by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC and Maria Simone of No Limits Endurance Coaching It’s normal to have negative self-talk after a bad workout or race – It’s only human.  It’s just impossible to think “happy thoughts” all the time.  In fact, it can sometimes be counterproductive because forcing ourselves to do so can be a form of denial and prevent us from truly addressing our concerns.   Successful athletes are able to quickly “flip the script” and reframe their thinking.  When we can reframe our thinking,… Read More »

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Jogger’s Nipple? Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Learn to prevent one of the most common issues among runners: “jogger’s nipple.” From toe blisters to cracked lips, runners encounter a host of bodily issues. These problems come in all sizes and often require adequate care and attention, especially among long-distance runners. Jogger’s nipple is one of those issues that frequently crops up. Also known as runner’s nipple, or by symptoms like nipple chafing or nipple bleeding, this abrasive skin irritation can become a serious problem that shouldn’t go ignored. Jump to: Symptoms | Causes | Treatment | Prevention What is Jogger’s Nipple? ca Jogger’s nipple is a term… Read More »

Triathlon Transition Tips: How to Improve Your Speed and Set-Up

Triathlon Transition Tips: How to Improve Your Speed and Set-Up

The ‘transition’ is often referred to as the “fourth discipline” of triathlon, and not without reason! Many beginner and novice triathletes alike can lose significant time faffing around with shoes, helmets, wetsuits, and drinks, and those precious seconds can make all the difference when it comes down to the results! So, here are our top triathlon transition tips to help you improve your speed and overall set-up, like a pro: 1. Memorize Your Area First and foremost, you need to know exactly where in transition your bike and gear are going to be located when you run in. Rehearsing the… Read More »

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The Would, Should, & Could Paradox: How Self-Judgment Sets Us Up for Failure

This article was contributed by coaches Maria Simone of No Limits Endurance Coaching and Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. Endurance athletes are great at setting goals and expectations.  But sometimes, those expectations can be self-defeating.  As coaches, we often see post-workout comments like “I would have gone faster if it had not been so hot”, “this should have felt easier than it did”, and “I could have had a better race, but it just wasn’t my day”.  When we “would, should, and could” on ourselves in this way, it blocks our progress and sets us up for failure.  It leads to… Read More »

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Have a Crappy Workout? Here Are 6 Reasons Why

This article was contributed by coach Jeff Lukich of Drive Multisport, LLC. There are no “bad” workouts.  Let me explain.  Some workouts just feel like they went wrong, but we often are still benefiting from the effort in terms of training progression and adaptation.  But the truth is it happens to all of us from time to time.  Our training is on track, and we are being super consistent.   Then we have that workout that just doesn’t come together.  We don’t feel the energy, and we can’t hit the watts on the bike or pacing for our track session.  When… Read More »

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