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Planning a nutritional meal for a family can be challenging. Triathletes and toddlers both tend to get grumpy quickly when hungry and often need snacks and meals that are easy and fast to prepare. Our overall health is dependent on what we eat and it’s vitally important that these meals and snacks are nutritionally dense. When we eat healthy, it translates to positives in all areas of our life, no matter what age. It can be a challenge to find something healthy that’s as fast as going through the fast food line, but it can be successfully and easily done. Click here to read more
After racing professionally for eleven years in the sport of triathlon, I have realized that recovery post-race and training sessions are as equally important as the training itself. During time of recovery, the body repairs and gets stronger and faster. Without that proper recovery, the body is not able to recharge and bounce back. With a two year old, I am frequently on my feet and heading to the park or the pool with my daughter post training. I have to be more aware of when and how I am going to get in that quality recovery while being a parent. I have learned some tips over the past couple of years on how to successfully train hard and recover even harder! Click here to read more
Indulging with an ice-cold beer after finishing a triathlon, or a triathlon season, is a time-honored tradition in the sport. Mindfully indulging is one thing, but be careful not to slide into splurging for a week. Why? Because the stress of a big race, including the physical and mental fatigue that comes with having given an all-out effort on race day, means the body needs some time and attention to affect a complete recovery. You probably also want to safely get back into a good exercise routine—and to do this, you’ll want to reduce your body’s level of inflammation. This will in turn be good for your blood, your joint health, your mood (you may have heard about the post-race blues) and your energy levels. Click here to read more.
As you prepare for Iron Girl race day, in an ideal world you would be able to add some ancillary training to to compliment your swim, bike and run workouts. Perhaps the most popular in this regard is training with weights. One of the greatest triathletes of all time, Paula Newby-Fraser, was a pioneering advocate of the importance of strength training.
Advantages of strength training include injury prevention and an increases in efficiency, and these effects will be felt throughout all three disciplines. Click here to read more.
At first glance, training for a triathlon seems exceptionally complex: You’re taking on a blend of three different endurance activities, each with a different set of skills and training demands. While it’s good to have a small dose of nervous excitement to help motivate you to complete the key workouts of your training plan, you don’t want to be overwrought by the project. Rather, the first thing to is to focus your thoughts and energy around the small tasks that comprise a good triathlon training program, making sure you first and foremost enjoy the process of being a triathlete. Click here to read more
As women we know that what we wear on race day must not only be practical, but must also make us feel incredible. Race day is our day. We are empowered women, dedicated to strength and performance. We expect nothing less of our attire. Be prepared for your first race with these simple guidelines. Click here to read more
Setting up a transition area can be very stressful for participants. In addition to race day nerves, a fenced-in area packed with carbo-loaded participants can be an overwhelming and chaotic experience. Consisting of a combination of three disciplines (swim, bike, run), triathletes must be ready to quickly transition from one event to the next during a race. Proper set-up of your belongings is key to a simple and fast transition. Click here to read more