Dumb Mistakes By Smart Triathletes...

feet-scale.gifBy Laura Antonucci (triathlon.competitor.com)

You are a smart triathlete: You wake up at 5 a.m., routinely decline a second round of drinks, watch what you eat and are aware of the latest trends in sports nutrition and bike technology. But even the most well-meaning, self-sacrificing, smart triathletes can make nutrition mistakes that prevent them from reaching their body composition and performance goals. Avoid the following nutrition traps and your 2014 season will be better than you imagined.

Mistake #1: Not knowing your sweat rate.
You know you should be conducting periodic “sweat tests” in training, right? Studies consistently show that even small (less than 2 percent) decreases in body weight due to fluid loss adversely affect performance. Don’t let dehydration slow you down! ...

Swim Like a Swimmer....

andy-swim.gifED. Sure, a story like this should have been posted back in June. Still, it's very interesting and will give triathletes something to think about and work on in the off-season.

By Gary Hall Sr. (triathlon.competitor.com)

Olympian and professional triathlete Andy Potts recently visited The Race Club camp to help coach alongside Gary Hall Sr. Here’s what Gary learned from the experience and training triathletes vs. swimmers in general.


They don’t think of themselves as swimmers.
In teaching triathletes to become better swimmers, I have found one of the greatest obstacles is in their minds. They don’t think of themselves as swimmers, but rather as runners or cyclists, trying to get better at swimming. In order to swim like a swimmer, one has to think and act like a swimmer....

ClubMed Tri-Camping Stuff...

CINDI-AND-KRIS.gifCoaches Cindi Bannink (USA Triathlon 2011 Coach of Year) and Kris Swarthout (Four Time Team USA Triathlon Coach) have teamed up with Club Med Academies to deliver what is billed as ‘one of the most comprehensive triathlon camps you will ever attend.’

The Club Med Academy camp takes place in Sandpiper Bay, Florida, on 12-15 November 2015.

“I’m excited to be partnering with Club Med Academies and Kris Swarthout in this fall triathlon camp,” said coach Cindi Bannink.

“This camp will be a key learning opportunity for anyone wishing to take their training and racing to the next level. The timing of this camp is ideal as athletes will have all winter to refine and improve their skills and training before launching into the 2016 season.”...

Inspiring Hope...

ruth-chattanoo.gifBy Angie Howell (inheritance ofhope.org)

On October 10th, professional triathlete and Inheritance of Hope supporter Ruth Brennan Morrey, Ph.D., will compete in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. She will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles. Only 35 women worldwide have qualified to compete in the professional category, and Ruth is one of just nine Americans. Due to her years of training, Ruth has a unique perspective on resilience, perseverance, and faith. She also turns 40 years old on race day!
Ruth served as a counselor on the Inheritance of Hope (IoH) NYC Legacy Retreat® in November 2014, and she is raising money for IoH as part of her desire to give back...

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