Editor's note: I recently connected with Chad and had an opportunity to read his blog. He is writing some great content from the perspective of a husband and father juggling family, training, work and life, as many of us do. He writes to his young children through his blog and interviews other athletes who also juggle training and family life. He will be publishing some of his posts and interviews on Trifuel, but first I wanted to give an intro and some background. So below you can read Chad's story and we'll post one of his pieces tomorrow.
How much to train, how far to swim bike, run, what carbon aero widget to buy and much more...the triathlon space has no end of guidance on these topics, much of it confusing and contradictory, but comparatively little about how to actually execute on race day. What little there is focuses on what pace, heart rate, watts to swim, bike, or run at, how much to eat and drink, and much more.
We are entering the hottest part of the season: July and August. Pretty much wherever you live you'll be experiencing some flavor of heat, humidity or both. It's time to step away from your race pace calculator and take a healthy dose of reality: there's simply no way you can race at your peak potential if your body isn't 100% ready for the conditions.
Sometimes, getting out of bed to train can be tough.
And on those occasions, simply listening to Eye of The Tiger and drinking a couple strong cups of coffee simply isn’t enough to pull you through. So when you’re in a slump, feeling blah and unmotivated towards your training, and getting bored with the same old day to day routine, how can you get yourself out of that training slump?
High altitude training has been a hot topic for years and it keeps coming up in questions week in and week out. Let’s cut to the chase here: Too many athletes think it’s great to be able to do it—however, 90 percent don’t understand the implications of training at high altitude.
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 within a single stride, analyze and correct the position and movement as needed to positively effect the runner’s efficiency, and thus effect the runner’s ability to travel faster and further.
With race season upon us, the higher intensities of training and competition can make the risk of a triathlon injury become more frequent. But if you've hobbled out of a workout or race lately and complained about "not being able to exercise" in the presence of a shoulder, knee, back, or ankle triathlon injury, then you may want to keep reading.