Archive for the Triathlon Tips Category

Learn the Art of Transition

Learn the Art of Transition

I suck at time-management. There are no if, ands, or buts about it. I have the best intention of arriving on time for whatever the scenario, and oftentimes I have plenty of time to prepare and leave, but still I end up being late  more often than […]

Read more

Race Day Pacing

Race Day Pacing

After my recent IRONMAN 70.3 race in Raleigh, I realized that I really need to work on my pacing and overall energy output. My swim needs work in general, so I won’t address that here. My bike split was fast; my goal was to average 19 miles […]

Read more

Raleigh 70.3: Race Week Diet

Raleigh 70.3: Race Week Diet

With Raleigh 70.3 days away, I’m interested in making sure that my diet is effective for a great race day performance. I came across a great article by Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, CSSD, LDN on the Ironman website. Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2016/09/your-perfect-race-week-diet.aspx#ixzz4iffYxa3I 3 Days Out (Thursday) It’s time to […]

Read more

A Comparison of Marathon Training Plans

A Comparison of Marathon Training Plans

I’ve come across the running resource site below, www.fellrnr.com, several times within the past year. Today, I was perusing the site and wanted to make note of the information it had on marathon training plans. It’s my goal to get a sub-4 hour marathon for my next […]

Read more

Recommended Reading: Standard or Compact Chainrings?

Recommended Reading: Standard or Compact Chainrings?

I think I may be in the market for a “semi-compact chainring: 52/36″ before my race season begins. My triathlon bike came with the standard 53/39 chainring and an 11-25 cassette. I live in a very hilly region and for the longest time suffered on the hill […]

Read more

Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals

Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals

The Beginner’s Guide to Clipless Pedals article I recently read is totally worth the read! I just purchased some new Look KEO pedals based on all of the information in the article below: http://university.tri-sports.com/2011/09/09/beginner%E2%80%99s-guide-to-clipless-pedals/

Read more

Post Marathon Recovery

Post Marathon Recovery

Saturday, I ran my second marathon, the Richmond Marathon. Now that it is done, I’ve been wondering what my post marathon recovery should be. Last year, I didn’t do anything for two weeks after my marathon. I was following the advice of my running coach for a […]

Read more

Should I race a half ironman before a full ironman?

This may be crazy, I know. But in the recent hype of signing up for my first half ironman, I’ve been recently entertaining the idea of also signing up for a full ironman distance event in 2016. My reasoning is that my 70.3 is in June next […]

Read more