Improve Your Swim Drafting...
Sunday, 15 June 2014 00:10
Swimming behind another athlete can save upward of 30 percent energy expenditure. That is, if you’re doing it properly.
Truth: You are wasting time and energy if you are not drafting in the swim leg of a triathlon. There are no rules against drafting another swimmer as long as you do not impede or obstruct their movement. How to make the most of the draft zone:
Get in position ....
A Voyage of Rediscovery...
Friday, 13 June 2014 00:10
Battle of the Brands...
Monday, 09 June 2014 00:10
By Frederick Dreier (online.wsj.com)
The Ironman triathlon coming to Chattanooga, Tenn., in September sold out 2,500 slots in under a minute.
The Hits triathlons feature races exactly as demanding: a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. The events have averaged just 30 registrants this year.
It's hard to see much difference between the two beyond the logo.
As Ironman races swell in popularity in North America with more weekend warriors competing, rival races are popping up. They are finding, though, that it can be hard to attract competitors without the name Ironman, even with lower entry fees. Meanwhile, the Ironman series, run by World Triathlon Corp., which owns the Ironman trademark, has ballooned to 35 global races, many with waiting lists....
USOC Athlete of the Month...
Saturday, 07 June 2014 00:10
The United States Olympic Committee today announced Gwen Jorgensen as its female Athlete of the Month for May for her back-to-back gold medals in the ITU World Triathlon Series last month.
Read the announcement from USA Triathlon below:
Jorgensen (St. Paul, Minn.) successfully defended her WTS title in Yokohama on May 17, connecting with the lead pack on the 1,500-meter swim and 40-kilometer bike before running a 33:43 10k to win by nearly 40 seconds. Then, on May 31, Jorgensen raced to her best finish in London’s Hyde Park, earning her fifth World Triathlon Series title and tying for the most series wins in history with Olympic bronze medalist Emma Moffatt (AUS) and Paula Findlay (CAN). With her...
Saturday, 31 May 2014 00:10
By Susan Lacke (triathlon.competitor.com)
For better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; and for every time I have to tell my grumpy triathlete to eat a candy bar.
Scientists have given us yet another reason to refuel properly after long rides: it may save your relationship. A new study suggests that the notion of being “hangry”—so hungry you’re angry—is a real thing.
In a study of more than 100 married couples, low blood glucose levels were correlated with increased feelings of annoyance, anger and...
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