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runnersTraining Partners by Luis Vargas

If you ever wondered why is it that you can keep up with certain training partners in training but they always finish ahead of you in a race then read on. I will offer a possible explanation.

When I joined the sport I was just like any new athlete to the sport. I became friends with triathletes who apparently had been around the block and knew what to do. I was always asking questions and joined them in their training sessions. I figured if it does not kill me it will make me stronger. This strategy worked for a while. I was determined and I felt like I had talent.

My body was very good at assimilating training and improving, it did over my many years of swimming and of high school running. This strategy worked to get me to the finish line of my first triathlon the Bud Light USTS Houston 1986 but my big improvements came once I moved and luckily I found some great training partners that I was more compatible with. By the...

M.O.M.S. Club...

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Donuts & Road Trips...

artBy Tim Deboom (triathlon.competitor.com)

(This article was originally published in the Jan./Feb. 2013 issue of Inside Triathlon magazine. - Cool art by Hunter King.)

Post-race depression, or the

Brian's Balls...

foodI've Got Energy Balls...

By Brian Maas (Brian's Cool Blog)

It is SO not what you think. This blog entry is about nutritional balls of energy. Nothing about having balls of endurance, which is a completely different subject for another day.

Whilst at Podium Boy's recent swim meet, one of the parents introduced me to a home concoction which everyone simply gobbled up, especially the swimmers. When I first looked at them, they sort of reminded me of what my dogs leave in the backyard. So, I was very hesitant to try them at first. I mean, have a look....

Carrying All That Stuff...

stuffBy Greg Kopecky

(March 6 - slowtwitch.com)

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