Tag: Training

Going the Distance - Week in Review

Here is a recap of what happened here this week! Check out some awesome events and clinics to help you prep for the up coming race season – Endurance Sports Events Get started with some basic info to help decide if it’s time to get a TT bike – Transition: From a road bike to... Read more »

Family, Life and Training - How to fit it all in

I’ve written about the balance of fitting triathlon training in to an already busy schedule, but as my work situation has changed it’s actually gotten a little harder.   Right now I’m trying to balance being a Stay at Home Dad of a 2 year old and a 3 month old, and training. Lately I’ve... Read more »

Relays in an Ironman event, will it hurt the brand?

Yesterday World Triathlon Corp, owners of the Ironman, announced a relay division in some of their 70.3 events. Really? Ironman is the marquee name in the world of triathlon. From the World Championship in Kona Hawaii to the 70.3 or Half Ironman races in places like Muncie, IN it’s supposed to be the ultimate tests of endurance.... Read more »
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Dealing with illness and training

Uuuuugh. I’ve been sick for weeks. It started out as a normal cold and for a while I was working out through it. I started to feel better, still with a cough but nothing I can’t handle, so I went ahead and did my bike test from Coach Jen to get a baseline for training.... Read more »

Nike's cryptic #MakeItCount video hypes revolutionary new product.

How will you #MakeItCount in 2012? Nike wants to know. In two days on 1-19-12, the folks at Nike say they’re releasing “a revolutionary product designed for all kinds of playmakers” The video, though really cool doesn’t come close to giving a clear idea of what’s to come in the next 2 days. But it does look... Read more »

Triathlon 101: Get a Bike Fit

If you ask any experienced triathlete what’s important when starting out one of the first things they’ll tell you is to get a proper bike fit. It sounds like common sense, but I think you’d be surprised how many people (including myself) sort of ignore that advice. When I picked up my road bike I asked... Read more »
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Review: On_Running Cloud Runners

I was given the opportunity to try out the On Running Cloud runners.   There is a lot of emphasis on energy return or propulsion shoes, and the Cloud Runners sure look like they would fall in to that category. They don’t. On Running makes “activation” shoes. What does that mean? Using patented CloudTec technology, a... Read more »

Coming up on Going The Distance

Lots of exciting stuff on the brink here at GTD. It’s a new year and with that comes new goals. When I started writing this blog I was a non-runner training for my first marathon (done), the next year I wanted to jump into triathlon and aimed to complete an Ironman 70.3 (complete). This year... Read more »

Want to run a longer race? You need a coach.

2012 is a whole new season and you want to move up in distance. It doesn’t matter if you’re a runner or triathlete taking your training and racing to the next level is a great challenge, but you need to do it right. When I started training for my first marathon I looked up a... Read more »
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Holiday Booze info for athletes

I notice that everyone seems to stray away from their fitness and nutrition goals around the holidays. And hey why not! I’m not afraid to tell you that I’ll probably the first one to crack open a bottle of something on Thanksgiving tomorrow. But what and when should you drink? LAVA magazine has an article called “House Calls: Drink... Read more »