Overwhelmed with fitting in workouts into your already hectic schedule? Struggling to balance work, training and maintaining a social life? Here are a couple tips to fit in your workouts and still have a life.Read More
Winter can be a frustrating time for triathletes. We have to do the majority of our training indoors to beat the cold and when training outside are faced with few hours of actual daylight. We have to get up while it is still dark, venture out into the cold, change into a tiny bathing suit and jump into a freezing pool. We have to spend hours on a stationary bike in stuffy rooms. We have to run on treadmills while staring at the same spot on the wall. It can get rough.Read More
Feeling unmotivated this Thanksgiving season? T1 Athlete, Catherine, shares with us her gratitude list. Here are some great things that each and every triathlete should be thankful for.Read More
Diabetes is a chronic disorder characterized by high blood sugar and disruption of the metabolism of carbs, fats and proteins. Insulin, which is made by the pancreas, normally maintains blood glucose levels. People with type 1 diabetes are insulin dependent - their body does not secrete enough of it. People with type 2 diabetes are non-insulin dependent - insulin no longer works to decrease their blood glucose levels. Both can lead to long term damage and dysfunction of tissues and organs.Read More
Thanks to the internet we have an infinite amount of knowledge at the touch of our fingertips. All of our heart’s desires are just a google search away. It is quite easy to find an online training plan for every triathlon distance. Worse, it is easy to follow other athletes on their social media and incorporate their workouts into our own routine. As tempting as it is, it is so much better to find yourself a qualified coach. Why?Read More
Triathletes love to train. Taking time off from training is something we all dread. We love having a structured routine. We love waking up every morning having a workout to look forward to. So how do you figure out a training routine while on vacation?Read More
Many people considering completing a triathlon do not realize that the word “triathlon” is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of races. They assume that in order to be a triathlete they have to complete a full ironman - quite the daunting task.
Triathlon is a sport friendly for all ages and abilities - you just have to pick the right distance.Read More
The end of triathlon season. The worst part of the year for a triathlete. The time when the air starts to get crisp, darkness sets in before supper time, and the wind becomes frigid. The time when the lakes begin to freeze over, the trails are covered in leaves, and snow begins to dust the highways. The beginnings of the off season. The end of structured, multi daily workouts and the start of way too much free time. Every triathlete knows the struggle of not having a gruelling workout to look forward to during the day.Read More
This was by far the most organized and well put on race I’ve ever been to. I can’t seem to
recall a part of the day where I was frustrated with the timing, the limitations, or any real
gripe against the schedule.
I spent the first week of May with my team at a training camp in St. George, Utah. After not being able to make my club’s annual training camp for the past two years thanks to conflicts with school, I was pretty excited to attend this one.Read More
The task: answer two questions given to you by Coach Kyle.
Answering questions with basic, superficial, regurgitated run of the mill responses is easy. Delving deeper into oneself, truly breaking down a question and massaging out the knots is hard. But it results in a truer answer, one that comes directly from your inner being. Here goes.Read More
You are going to face many ups and downs. Your life path is going to have rocky footing, unpredictable weather and random mudslides. You're going to fall down but you're going to get back up. You’re going to fall down again, and continue to get back up. It is going to become a constant cycle of ups and downs. Treasure the ups. Soak in every detail of all of the good times and commit them to your memory. Remember these moments during the down times, knowing even better times are ahead.Read More