Another piece to the puzzle of decreasing injury risk in athletes requires us to take a look at your form and mechanics. Swimming, biking, and running all require your body to go through highly repetitive movement patterns thousands of times in every training session. Making sure that you are moving safely and efficiently will help decrease the risk of tissue damage.
The training plan is where decreasing injury risk really starts. Even if you are doing everything else right, you are still likely to get injured if you are overtraining, progressing inappropriately, spending too much time at intensity, lacking recovery, training the same way year-round, or starting a program that you just aren’t ready for.
If you’re looking for a fast course with generally pretty perfect racing temps, then add Michigan 70.3 to your list. Here’s what you can do on the swim, bike, and run to prepare for a great race day!
Do you want to join the ranks of those who have traveled 70.3 or 140.6 miles under their own power in one go? Are you thinking – “it will take me years to get to that point.” Well, maybe not.
You may be considering transitioning from the 70.3 to 140.6 distance. This decision requires careful planning, conscientious dedication, and progressive, periodized training. There are numerous key considerations to make this transition as successful as possible.
learning how to train for a triathlon can seem like a massive undertaking. Not only must one develop fitness and skills in swimming, biking, and running, but there’s a lot of gear and equipment that go along with it. This complete guide to becoming a triathlete simplifies the process.
Whether you are new to the sport or an experienced athlete, choosing the right coach to help you meet your goals can be a game changer. This article is written to help athletes identify the most important aspects to consider when hiring an endurance coach.
I’ve noticed a concerning trend over the past five years. Every race on the calendar seems to have been promoted to an “A Race”, challenging the traditional wisdom and putting athletes at risk.
In my running and triathlon career during and after college the taper was my absolute favorite part of competing. It was like a reward for …
Many iconic and destination races, especially for trail running, happen at high altitudes. Yet many of the athletes come from lower elevations. If you are one of these athletes, you may be wondering how you can prepare for a high-altitude race when you live at sea level.
Training for an Ironman or 70.3 is demanding in any climate, but the southern heat can be incredibly unforgiving. This comprehensive guide is filled with practical tips and strategies to help you stay cool, safe, and performing at your best, even on the warmest of days.
This guide is designed for beginner triathletes and is a guide to only the gear necessary to complete your first race on any budget.
Periodization training is a practical and flexible strategy that helps you maximize your workouts and time and improve your performance.
In this article, I will highlight key characteristics that athletes should expect when working with a coach or searching for the right one to help achieve their athletic goals.
Overtraining syndrome can lead to decreased performance, increased risk of injury, decreased immune function, mood disturbances, and negative effects on an array of other body systems.
In order to have a successful race in terms of nutrition, we need to start by looking at the diet as a whole. Then, we can look at the days leading into your event, event morning, and during-event fueling.
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?
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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”.
As every triathlete knows, the bike to run transition can be a son of a motherless goat. A seasoned runner can be humbled to a shuffle as muscles recalibrate to different movement patterns. In this article, we are going to explore some reasons for this and some practical applications for your training to help improve T2.
Most triathlon coaches and athletes alike will agree the ‘transition’ is often referred to as the “fourth discipline” of triathlon, and not without reason! Many …
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.
There’s no way to sugarcoat it – suffering is a necessary part of endurance sports. Whether we’re swimming, cycling, or running long distances, there will come a time when the going gets tough, and we have to push through some intense exertional pain.
If you’ve had a positive COVID test and you have consulted with your physician, it’s time to come up with a plan. If you are a coached athlete, let them know right away so they can modify your training schedule accordingly.
While many things influence an athlete’s overall success in meeting their endurance goals, consistency in training is likely the most important. So, anything we can do to create space throughout the week to get in training as scheduled, the better our chances of becoming fit, getting faster, and remaining injury-free.
You know that completing a triathlon is not going to be easy, but that’s not stopping you from dreaming about doing it and the amazing …
The Tubing Drill, demonstrated in the video below by 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina, is a highly-effective out-of-the-pool swimming drill that can help you generate a more …