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Three Ways to Adjust Your Triathlon Training As You Age

Three Ways to Adjust Your Triathlon Training As You Age

Training doesn’t have to stop just because you need a little more recovery than you used to. Follow these steps to train effectively as you age. Many of us experienced triathletes are feeling we just don’t have the time or energy to train that we once did. On top of...

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Strategies to Stay Motivated During the Off-Season

Strategies to Stay Motivated During the Off-Season

The off-season provides unique challenges and opportunities; find out how to set strong goals, experiment with gear, and adapt to adverse conditions. Training during the off-season can be especially difficult, especially when it comes to staying motivated for long...

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

BY TAYLOR THOMAS As athletes, we’re presented with countless opportunities to fail—and that’s a good thing. Learning to process, cope, and accept failure is important for everyone — but it’s essential for athletes, as we’re constantly presented with opportunities...

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Are You Sabotaging Your Training?

Are You Sabotaging Your Training?

We hear a lot of talk about “doing the work.” A quick Google search reveals many variations on the same theme, like: “When you have a goal, you have to do the work. No excuses.” “Don’t be upset with the results you didn’t get from the work you didn’t do.” “Do the...

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Why Triathletes Should Train in Zone 2

Why Triathletes Should Train in Zone 2

In the sport of triathlon, there’s a big emphasis on going fast, dropping the hammer, and feeling the burn. While that is a key component to building threshold fitness, those energy systems are often over-targeted, leading to peaking prematurely, injury, or burnout....

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IRONMAN Sarah Piampiano’s Nine Rules for Athletic Success

IRONMAN Sarah Piampiano’s Nine Rules for Athletic Success

Over nearly a decade of professional racing, Sarah Piampiano has fine tuned her IRONMAN training and racing. Here’s what she’s learned. It’s crazy to look back and realize I have been racing triathlon for more than nine years, and professionally for seven of those....

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Should Endurance Athletes Do Plyometric Training?

Should Endurance Athletes Do Plyometric Training?

We all know plyometrics are good for increasing explosive power. But can “jump training” help endurance athletes as well? Plyometric exercises are typically used by sprinters and power athletes to develop their fast twitch muscle fibers and improve their speed and...

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Avoid These 7 Common Strength Training Technique Mistakes

Avoid These 7 Common Strength Training Technique Mistakes

Coaches and triathletes are starting to recognize the importance of strength training within our sport, in order to make significant gains in speed and efficiency, and aid in injury prevention. However, the majority of triathlon coaching and exercise prescription is...

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold-Weather Training

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold-Weather Training

5 Ways To Stay Healthy During Cold-Weather Training FEBRUARY 5, 2019 · BY STEVEN MOODY Early season training is as important as it is risky, with low temps and germs everywhere. Here’s how to log miles without getting sick. In the Northern hemisphere, we are entering...

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