Triathlon

Where's the Line in Getting Outside Assistance in Triathlon?
| Jared Milam | Read More

A roommate of mine once posed a difficult question for me to answer. “So then you’re cheating right?” he asked.

My brow furrowed. I smirked a condescending smirk as spittle flew from the side of my mouth. Cheating? I laughed to myself. Of course not.

Junior Triathlete Jonathan McAlister
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JONATHAN MCALISTER is a member of the Tri4Him Junior Elite Team and recently finished first in the 15-19 male division at the 2016 USAT Age Group Sprint National Championships. He is completing high school through Liberty Online University and lives in Argyle, Texas.

When did you begin triathlon and what attracted you to the sport?

3 Key Points to Remember About Stamina Training in Triathlon
| Jared Milam | Read More

For me, the start of every triathlon season is like clockwork. I’ve come to realize that a scheduled event rolls around once every spring. One in which I acquire the opportunity to repeat the mistakes of my past. It’s a time to be foolish in my confidence. A time to act out of pride. Perhaps it’s the suppressed tenacity or the ambition that gets to me.

What's the Minimum Training Needed for a Full IRONMAN Triathlon
| Jared Milam | Read More

I’ve finished nine IRONMANs thus far in my triathlon career. All of my finishing times have hovered between the 8.5 and 9.5-hour marks. Now before assumptions are made, trust me when I say I’m not trying to gloat.

Stories of Inspiration - Women in Triathlons
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It was 2009. She found herself 60 pounds overweight and battling chronic bouts of depression and anxiety.

That year was a turning point for Melanie Bocock. She connected with a psychologist and the depression began to clear. As the healing began to flow into her heart and soul, it also began to influence her physically.

Two Important Metrics for New Triathletes
| Elizabeth James | Read More

Talk to an experienced triathlete and the conversation may soon lead into a discussion of stroke count, drag coefficients, intensity factor, and normalized power. While measuring and analyzing such factors can certainly be beneficial, it’s easy for new triathletes to become overwhelmed.

3 Ways to Strike a Happy Triathlon/Family Balance
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Successfully coordinating a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run is hard enough. Add to that the demands for a quality family life, and it’s enough to leave you scratching your head.

Deep down, we all know that even if we meet our greatest triathlon goals, if we leave our families behind we haven’t really achieved much.

The Importance of Staying in Your Triathlon Bike Aero Position
| Jared Milam | Read More

There’s nothing quite like taking the Maserati out for a casual Sunday drive. That’s what I bought it for after all. You know, something to have so I can scope out the local Farmer’s Market. Something to slow things down. A car for the lighter things in life.

Triathlon Training and Foam Rolling: Good Idea?
| Elizabeth James | Read More

Ah, the foam roller—that dense foam cylinder that you see in the athletic store or the gym.  You may have seen someone use it or maybe you have ventured to try it for yourself. 

3 Points to Keep Top of Mind for a Top Triathlon Experience
| Elizabeth James | Read More

If you’re still early in your triathlon experience (and even if you’re not), there are three key points to always keep top of mind in trying to create a positive race day experience:

1. Open Water Swimming is Different than Pool Swimming