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Fueling For Every Distance...

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By BROOKE SCHOHL (teamusa.org)
This article originally appeared in USA Triathlon Magazine.

 

You’ve logged the miles and completed the training. But there’s a nagging feeling that you’ve forgotten something as race day looms. Oh yeah, your fuel plan! All too often, nutrition takes a backseat. Consequently, fueling-related challenges are common during triathlons. But there’s a solution. Use training to determine what works for you, develop a play-by-play plan for race day, and follow that plan.

Whether your next race is an all-out sprint or a dig-deep, endurance-fest Ironman, make sure your fuel plan is on track and specific to the task at hand. One of the coolest things about our sport is the variety of options when it comes to race distance, but determining what to eat and drink and when can get rather...

Great Advice...

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By Sara McLarty (triathlete.com)

Things getting rough in the water? Combat negative thinking with these techniques....

What Exercise is Best For Your Brain?

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By Gretchen Reynolds (well.blog.nytimes.com)

 

Some forms of exercise may be much more effective than others at bulking up the brain, according to a remarkable new study in rats. For the first time, scientists compared head-to-head the neurological impacts of different types of exercise: running, weight training and high-intensity interval training. The surprising results suggest that going hard may not be the best option for long-term brain health.

As I have often written, exercise changes the structure and function of the brain. Studies in animals and people have shown that physical activity generally increases brain volume and can reduce the number and size of age-related holes in the brain’s white and gray matter....

Multilingual Bee Lover....

nancy_flowers.pngDo you know NANCY BAUER?

If you do, you know that she is very nice and wears blue compression socks at races.

If you don't, here is some stuff about her: she is an avid and successful triathlete and nordic skier. She loves bees and flowers and speaks fluent French.

French and Spanish are "romance" languages, which means that, when spoken, they sound better than other languages. French is known as "The Language of Love," which relegates Spanish to being "The Language of 'I Like You A Lot.'"

We digress.

Almost everything that French people, and French-as-a-second-language folks like Nancy, say sounds poetic and romantic. For example, "Le chein defeque sur le tapis" sounds like "Shane loves your tapestry." But Nancy knows that what was really said was, "The dog pooped on the rug."

Once again, we digress....

Gratitude & Cheap Flights...

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By Ruth Brennan Morrey

Buenos Aires 70.3 Race Report - The opportunity to travel to Argentina (on RT $96 ticket + flier miles!) was just awesome. Mark flew down from Friday to Sunday so it was a quick one and we didn't have a chance to catch many sights together.


Race outcome: 7th pro female, in a cluster of women from 4-7. 4th place was one minute up.


Swim: 2nd to last out of the water and a "wha? come again?" swim split to first out the water to Georgia Bulldog, Olympic trials swimmer, Haley Chura (pictured). She can swim. :)
Bike: 4th fastest in a 3 lap SUPER crowded 2 lane course. No mechanicals or hiccups. Thanks Rochester Cycling!
Run: 2nd fastest half-marathon on a flat course, 1:22....

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