5 Tips for Power Recovery 

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.

Only Have Time for One Strength Exercise? This is the one

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. 

Five Secrets to Enjoying Your First Triathlon 

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

What to Wear on Race Day

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 Your Triathlon Transition Area

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