Mind Your Training Series
1/31/2018 | Intention and purpose in training makes all the difference


5/14/2018 | Things to keep in mind if bike commuting is part of your training plan

5/14/2018 | The basics, the niceties and the luxuries (updated 2018) for the run leg of a triathlon

Newest Articles


Do you have a “Wheel-On” Smart Trainer? 3 Critical Tips
5/3/2018 | Why You Really Shouldn't Use the Brakes To Stop the Trainer and More
Sports Supplements: Buyer Beware?
4/28/2018 | Very few supplements are appropriate and advantageous for serious athletes
Pro Chris Hammer's Advice on Reaching Goals
4/1/2018 | Incremental focus, competence building and careful self-talk are good paths to success
Healing Plantar Fasciitis
4/1/2018 | Arch and Midfoot Pain can be cause persistent pain; Learn how to heal
Swimming Technique Tips for Triathlon Swims
4/1/2018 | Being a good pool swimmer doesn't necessarily mean you'll be fine on race day. Make sure you've trained for race conditions.

Gear Reviews

Roka Halsey
Who says performance sunglasses have to look hokey? Roka's Halsey sunglasses look great and perform even better. They are incredibly light, do not move at all during activity, and [...]
Garmin Fenix 5
I used to only use my Garmin for workouts. The latest generation of the Fenix has everything I need for triathlon and for backpacking, with the added bonus of being a smartwatch. I[...]

Race Reports

Challenge Lisbon
Great race and location. This was my first time visiting Lisbon and Portugal. The people were very friendly and welcoming. The race was well run and a great way to visit this bea[...]
Kansas City Triathlon - Olympic Course
Overall a good race, well organized etc. I heard some folks mention they would have liked more water stations, I think there were two. It worked out for me but i did take one gato[...]
IRONMAN Chattanooga 70.3
Chattanooga is a top rate event.
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