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Prevent Injury as a Triathlete with Proper Form and Technique

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.

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Optimizing Your Training Plan to Avoid Injury

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.

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From 70.3 to 140.6: Veteran Tips for Embracing the Full Distance

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.

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Hiring an Endurance Coach in 2024?: Questions to Guide the Conversation

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. 

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Training for an Ironman in the Heat? Here’s Your Survival Guide

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.

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Have a Bad Race or Training Session?

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.  

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

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”. 

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The Science Behind The Bike to Run Transition

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.

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Consistency. The Key to Success.

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. 

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