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How Much Does the Engine Matter?
Work ethic has a lot to do with how far you can take your talents. The best athlete doesn’t always win, but the best athlete who works the hardest, usually does.
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Beginners


Most swimming improvements happen in the pool with a focus on technique and building aerobic fitness, but don't ignore the need for open water familiarization. Here are three tips to reduce anxiety.


The open water swim can be one of the scariest or most fun parts of your race. Use these four tips to take a little fear out of the water and turn it into more of an enjoyable experience.

Newest Articles

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Where to Fit in Strength Training?
When doing these workouts, should I be strength training the same days as my normal swim, bike, and run days? Should I do them in one session at the gym or spread them out during the day?
Beets, Personalized Nutrition and Ditchin' the Diet
What’s New? Nutrition Update from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Can You Buy Speed? Here's How to Spend Your Money
I'm jumping back into the long-distance races next year and I'm wondering the best way to spend my money? Should I buy a new bike or a powermeter and race wheels?
My 1st Triathlon!
This was my 2nd time training but 1st time competing in the Naperville Sprint Triathlon!
Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Triathlon Training
Triathlon would be something to discuss further with your cardiologist, as cycling is an activity potentially associated with a high static load on the heart.
Calf Pain and Varicose Veins
Varicose veins plague an estimated 20% of our population and those who are fit and active are unfortunately not immune. These tortuous veins are early manifestations of chronic venous disease.
Gear Reviews

Gear Reviews

De Soto Femme Loose Run Capri
(5)
De Soto Sport is innovative and uses only the BEST materials for their products! Comfort is VERY important to me when competing and that is why I choose De Soto products....racing[...]
Polar V800
(4.3)
This is the first experience with the device. I will update this as I learn more.

Race Reports

Beach 2 Battleship
(4)
This is a good race. Decent organization and community support. Given it is pretty flat and usually not brutally windy, it's a good course for PR's.
Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10k
(4)
I really enjoy this race. Each year has been slightly different with timing changing between april and may and the weather as well as the route. But with the car raffle it's a great[...]
Forest City Road Race
(4)
I really liked the half marathon course. I would definitely do it again. The nice weather helped but it's a fair course - not too hilly but not perfectly flat either. A good mix of [...]
  • My 1st Triathlon!

    I had set my eyes on the Naperville all women's sprint triathlon four years ago and I trained with a beginner's training program from beginnertriathlete.com for four months for the 750k swim, 14 mile bike, and 5k run. Cut to a week before the race, and I get the biggest news of my life...I'm pregnant! Although obviousl[...]

  • My First Tri

    Go to the bar or go to the workout?  It all started late last summer, I was looking back at what my life had become over the past few years.  I figured out that I was one of the citie's biggest bar-stars, going out 4-6 nights a week, somehow staying out until 2am and getting up in the morning, going to work, [...]

  • Holy Cow, I'm A Triathlete!

    The Distance:  600 meter swim.  18 mile bike.  A 5k run.  The race, Iron Girl Syracuse.  Experience...amazing.The day before. Starting out calm, but feeling my nerves increase like the tide coming in.   My sister-in-law, God bless her, drove up with her youngest (15 years old) to chee[...]

  • Bridging the Generation Gap

    By Phil DarleyWhat could make a Father prouder than his 15-year-old daughter agreeing to participate with Dad in a local YMCA-sponsored Sprint Triathlon? Having it held on Father’s Day Weekend, of course!In the fall of 2012 I made the decision to train for my first Sprint Tri.  I got pumped up as I read seve[...]

  • Strong Women of Mighty Mujer Triathlon: Conquering Fear

    Three years ago, Jessica Melendez-Carrillo never imagined she would one day be considered an athlete. Now, after six triathlons, several 5Ks, and a half marathon, her story of determination and perseverance has inspired women across the border region to push themselves further than they ever thought possible. Her [...]

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