Each week we scour the internet to bring you some of the best articles on cycling, running, triathlon and endurance sports.
As endurance athletes we tend to be very aware of what we put into our bodies. To keep up with the taxing rides, workouts and competitions, the body demands very specific fuel.
Overall improvements in swimming diminish with improvement. As swimmers progress, it is much harder to improve then when you’re a newbie, pulling up your Speedo for the first time. I remember attempting to break the 21 second barrier for 3 years straight in high school, yet having a large barrier (likely a mental barrier) impeded.
Back in the day, decent athleticism and a solid training plan would be enough to give athletes a shot at qualifying for Kona at another Ironman or 70.3 event. If that didn’t work, you could pay $50 and play your odds in Ironman’s lottery program. Now, with the competition greater then ever (in the 30-34 men’s age group at 2016 Ironman Arizona, only athletes who went under nine hours qualified) and the lottery system gone, earning one of the 2,200 slots can feel tougher than winning the actual lottery.
Take an off-season swim break? Time to relearn good stroke habits. If you’re an experienced swimmer and have ever given advice to a beginner, chances are you stressed the importance of stroke mechanics.
I came across an interesting article recently titled Exercise Increases Salt Preference in Humans. The headline caught my eye because when I was training heavily for IRONMAN I always used to absolutely love putting loads of salt on my food.
In 2014, there were 50,000 injured cyclists and 726 fatalities on U.S. roads. With more drivers and more distractions, the chances of having an incident while riding your bike continues to grow. In an effort to minimize these incidents, one man has created Closecalldatabase.com, a website dedicated to giving riders a way to make it safer for others around them.