Heat: Secret Weapon? (Part 2)
Make hot weather your secret weapon by understanding how it affects digestion.


What triathletes can focus on measuring during their swim training.

NOT Six Simple Exercises

Newest Articles


Clarity = Success
A clear plan is key to triathlon training success
Beginner Tale: First Tri
Beginner triathlete takes on first sprint race
Alignment in Swimming
What does it mean to align your body ideally for swimming?
Nutrition Lessons from Military Training
Bulletin from American College of Sports Medicine
Prevent Knee Pain
Triathlete requests stretching and movement tips to prevent runner's knee.
What Makes a Good Race?
Criteria for a triathlon you would recommend to others

Gear Reviews

Syllable D900MINI Bluetooth 4.1 Music Wireless Headset
The item is a good deal for the price. It's not Bose, but it's also not Bose prices. I would recommend these for most people, but for us folks with small heads and ears, it might n[...]
Sundried Women's Performance Tri Suit
This was my first experience with a trisuit, and I was really impressed. I might be tempted to use it in longer races, too. Swimming was no problem, even with a serpentine swim tha[...]

Race Reports

Clinton Lake Triathlon
Small race put on by the Clinton YMCA. Events are were on time, course was fun, and volunteers were great.
Casco Bay Swim-Run (Long Course)
Kudos to both Jeff and Lars for bringing a phenomenal SwimRun event to the US. The residents of the Casco Bay Islands were gracious and enthusiastic hosts. I've run marathons in N[...]
Garden State SwimRun
This is a really cool race in a gorgeous location. If only more people signed up, they'd probably have the means to do a better job with the post-race activities!
  • Beginner Tale: First Tri

    I hadn't gotten good sleep the entire week because I was diagnosed with Shingles 5 days before the race and the pain in my right leg made sleeping difficult. I rested as much as I could that week, mainly because I felt so exhausted and I only got a short bike workout in that week. I woke up at 4:30am and ate a ban[...]

  • I tried triathlon and can't get enough

    Three years ago, I stood on the shores of my first triathlon. I was intimidated, unsure of what to expect and cold as a chilly rain storm hit central Ohio that morning.I had never swam in open water. I had never even watched a triathlon. I had been running for a year and at 5-foot-11 could only run 12-minute miles. I d[...]

  • What Running My First Triathlon Taught Me About Life

    The following is excerpted from the full story, available at the blog link below.The story began when, together with three friends, I spontaneously signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon (sounds fancy but it’s just the standard triathlon distance; 1.5km swim, 40km bike, 10km run) only seven weeks prior to th[...]

  • First Triathlon!

    In August I completed my first triathlon.It was a sprint but WOW was it hard and exciting for me. Over the years I completely let myself go. I was overweight and turning 30. With five months to go before my wedding day, I decided to make a change. I knew I wanted to lose weight for the wedding but more importantly I wa[...]

  • Old and Creaky

    When I was in my mid 40's, I started feeling creaky. I thought to myself that I was too young to be old, so I decided to start getting active. I became a fair weather runner. I ran when it wasn't too hot or wasn't too cold or I wasn't too busy. As I neared 50, I felt I needed something to distract me from that mileston[...]

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