Do You Sit Too Much?
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 00:10
By Matt Fitzgerald (triathlon.competitor.com)
As a triathlete, you move more than most people. But unless you also sit less than the average person, you may still have a hard time reaching your ideal weight and optimizing your overall health. If you’re like most triathletes, when you’re not swimming, cycling or running, you’re probably sitting. That may need to change—at least a little.
According to conventional wisdom, if you exercise enough, it doesn’t matter how much time you spend sitting. But recent studies suggest that excessive time spent sitting promotes weight gain and compromises overall health independently of the amount of exercise you do....
Minnesota Triathlete of the Year History...
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 00:10
Photo - Two-time Minnesota Triathlete of the Year, Wendy Woods Peterson.
Minnesota Multisport Awards - The 17th annual Minnesota Multisport Awards will be presented on Saturday, November 14, at Gear West Bike & Triathlon. We certainly hope that you'll be there.
Today we are going to share a little MMA history. Here are the men's and women's Triathletes of the Year between 1999 and 2014:
1999 - JAN GUENTHER and TONY SCHILLER
2000 - JAN GUENTHER and TONY SCHILLER
2001 - JAN GUENTHER and ROBERT GILLES
2002 - WENDY PETERSON and DAVID THOMPSON
2003 - WENDY PETERSON and BRIAN BICH
2004 - BECKY YOUNGBERG and DAVID THOMPSON
2005 - EMILY DEPPE and DAVID THOMPSON....
Swim Like A Triathlete...
Monday, 02 November 2015 00:10
By Sara McLarty (triathlon.competitor.com)
You’re not a single-sport pool swimmer, so why would you train like one? ...
Limiting Off-Season Weight Gain...
Sunday, 01 November 2015 00:10
By Laura Antonucci (Triathlon.competitor.com)
Q: How do I avoid gaining a ton of weight in the off-season as in years past? I’d like to stay within 5 pounds of my racing weight.
A: You are already on your way to less off-season weight gain this year, as intent is the first step. I recommend that athletes set a weight range, and check every one to two weeks during the off-season, to avoid exactly what you describe—a larger than desired winter weight gain.
Step two is to honestly assess your training reduction. Many athletes take a few weeks completely off at this time of year, so their caloric expenditure from exercise is reduced from eight (or 12, or 16) hours per week to zero. Other triathletes use this time to cross-train, ski or try something new, but are still generally burning substantially fewer calories than during the season....
Pros & Cons of Intensity Measuring Gadgetry...
Saturday, 31 October 2015 00:10
By Luis Villavicencio (trisutto.com)
Intensity is the measure of how hard we are going. As endurance athletes we need to care about intensity because we don’t want to go out too hard and explode, or too easy and leave time on the table.
There are multiple ways to measure intensity; heart rate monitors, GPS units, pool clocks etc., but the most important one that all athletes should strive to master is ‘perceived exertion.’ I highly recommend it because we have it with us all the time and it doesn’t need batteries or recharging. I also really like the fact that it makes us pay attention to what’s really going on in our body – it engages you and this engagement is what helps us raise our level big time. Why is that? Because focusing on perceived exertion makes you pay attention to your breathing, to your muscles and to your fatigue level. Yes, it can very subjective (particularly when just learning) and that’s why I have no problem with beginners using the technology during their first couple of seasons....
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