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Top 10 Beginner Essentials for Triathlon Training and Racing
Triathlons can be expensive. Pick up any triathlon-related magazine and you'll quickly convince yourself that there's just no way to race without a ?3,500 bike, a ?350 wetsuit and a whole other list of expensive equipment. It is possible to train for and race triathlon without putting yourself in the poor house. Here's my list of the top 10 beginner triathlon essentials that you need- and a few ideas on how to get some of them inexpensively (or free!).
Q and A W/ ITU World Champion Triathlete, Timothy O'Donnell
Timothy O'Donnell is the type of personal story and triumph you love to share. Dedicated to his country through his service and accomplishments in the US Navy, Tim eventually became a World Champion triathlete and his athletic journey seems to be just taking off.
Jordan Rapp, Top 15 Ironman World Championship Finisher, on Fitness Tech, Lance and Training
I made it up to 10th at 23mi, but then faltered in the closing stretch to finish 13th. The first goal of the year is to win in Melbourne. Melbourne is clearly a championship race, and it's the home soil of the country that has dominated Ironman for the past six years. It's like showing up to Germany and winning.
Don't Be That Triathlete
Top?4 things NOT to do... I am sure we all know someone like this... 1) Do NOT keep talking about training and how little time you have. Some people wear it like a badge and become a martyr to lack of time. It is VERY boring for friends, family and colleagues who feel their own time pressures and do not understand your sport or even why you would want to do it. Instead...
5 Ways to Get More Distance Per Stroke
As I left the pool today, my swimming technique became very apparent to me. When I was younger, I was a competitive swimmer and distance per stroke wasn't as important as speed and turnover rate. Now as a triathlete, that isn't the case. As you know, you aren't sprinting just 100 yards and stopping, but more like 2.4 miles. To go faster you want to get any extra edge you can give yourself and distance per stroke is often overlooked by athletes. It's with this idea that I wanted to share with you how to get more distance per stroke and gain that extra speed by not getting so tired so fast.
Improve All Three Legs Of Your Triathlon Without Performance Enhancing Drugs
Improve all three legs of your triathlon with chiropractic visits.The number one, all natural, holistic health care to improve not only your race times but also your overall health without the use of performance enhancing drugs.
Weight Training for Triathletes
How much strength does a triathlete need? What type of strength? What distance triathlon are we talking about? And by the way what IS strength? Let's start with this one first: Strength is power over time. We know all three disciplines of triathlon do require strength. In the swim, upper body strength is required to cut through choppy water or strong currents. In the bike there are inevitably a few nasty climbs where strength work pays enormous dividends. And of course in the run there is enormous strength required to hold on when your legs are screaming at you to stop- especially in the Iron man distances.
Necessities for the Triathlete! The 'Must Have' List
I have been reading a few 'Discussions' on LinkedIn lately and see a few posts about 'How to train', and 'What kind of bike should I get' so I thought since the Holidays are pretty much here, I thought it would be a good time to write some tips on what I call the 'Must-Have's' for the Triathletes arsenal! There is still time to send Santa your List!
Garmin Forerunner 310: Your Personal GPS Training Tool
GPS Sport Watches are invaluable to the outdoor sports professional or enthusiast, but with so many to choose from, which is the best? Here the writer talks about these devices in general and specifically about the Garmin Forerunner 310XT, its specifications and features and why it's the number 1 choice for most triathletes and other athletes.