How Long is a Marathon

I’m a fan of infographics, seems most of us like the visual breakdown of facts. So, when the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon came up with one of their own, sharing a few details on food items, estimated calorie counts, and the amount of time you’d need to run to burn off the calories — I had to repost.…

Beginners Guide to the Half Marathon

If you’ve been one of the many people getting out and completing their first event over the summer period, now is an excellent time to consider what to do next! Here are some simple tips to help complete a first Half Marathon, enjoy the experience, and get the t-shirt. Set Appropriate Goals Many people, having…

3 Runs for the Triathlete

Whether you are training for your first Sprint event or aspiring to be an Ironman, utilizing this 3 day/week template will set you up to be successful.  Keeping things simple eliminates junk mileage and helps create a laser focus-training plan.  I would rather an athlete put in less time with focused mileage than more time…

Why All Triathletes Need To Run The 5K

I was recently reminded, quite painfully in fact, about why running the 5k is an important distance or event for triathletes to spend time focusing on. My reminder came in the form of a duathlon, which was a 5k run/30k bike/5k run. The pace from the start was fast. About 2 minutes into the first…

Building The Functional and Complete Runner

Running is a primitive movement that many people can benefit from. Unfortunately many people who enjoy running spend too much time recovering from injury and not enough time maximizing their performance. Extrinsic factors that cause people to get injured and stop running might be improper shoes, increased volume too soon and random program design. Intrinsic…

The Importance of Running Well

Is it more important to run well or run more? When you show up to a half or full marathons there are many recreational runners out there who have trained to just finish. They will sludge through the event, shuffling their feet so they can cross the finish line. The achievement of finishing an endurance…

3 Offseason Treadmill Workouts Under an Hour

The triathlon offseason is a time to let off the gas pedal, allow our body to fully recover and get away from the constant grind of training. We usually have a 4-8 week period after our last race where training volume should be kept low. But it is very important to still train. Structured training…

Run Analysis Part 1 – Body Position

For athletes seeking to make improvements in their running form, Trismarter offers a run analysis service. The basis of our running form philosophy is that all movement while running is focused towards a common goal of forward propulsion. This simply means we take into account the entire body position and its movement at every stage…

Running Is Good For You – Well It Depends

“All people are born to run.” Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run Is this quote really true? Are humans made to run? Why, if this quote is true, are 66% of runners injured (http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-241-285–13413-0,00.html)? Running is a very popular activity. You have people that run competitively, for recreation, for weight loss, to meet people…

3 Ways To Get the Benefits of Barefoot Running Without Actually Running Barefoot

With the surging popularity of barefoot running, it would seem that for the triathlete, barefoot running currently ranks up there with all-you-can-eat buffet coupons, a Clydesdale triathlete cycling in front of you on a windy day, and unicorns that toot free energy bars. But although I didn’t grow up in a small pack of wolves…

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