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I was lying on the ground, sucking in a huge gasp of air to replace all that had been rudely knocked out, not really sure of what had happened. One moment I was riding toward the one really tiny simple jump on a fairly tame piece of singletrack ten minutes from home. The next, my leisurely Sunday afternoon solo mountain bike ride was brought to an abrupt end as I found myself lying in the dirt with little idea of what had just gone wrong.
UCI road commission president Tom Van Damme has expanded upon a tweet he posted earlier on Tuesday, expressing serious concerns about the new best descender competition planned for the Giro d’Italia.
You just can’t find a logical explanation for your poor performance and this new situation is getting to you. You were setting new personal records on your swimming times only a couple of seasons ago, whereas you can’t even get close to those old times nowadays.
There is so much commotion these days around the act of running – races to sign up for, social media accounts to update, running groups to join, training plans to conquer. What if we don’t care about all of that noise and we just want to run without all the bells and whistles, with no time or pace goals in mind? After all, there is nothing wrong with being content where you are.
Resisted swimming is a common practice in the swimming community. Whether you’re using parachutes, buckets, the “rack,” or another device, you’ve probably done it before if you’re a competitive swimmer.
We polled the Women for Tri Facebook group to find out what triathlete-moms are hoping to receive this weekend for Mother’s Day. If you’re struggling to figure out a gift for the triathlete-mom in your life, start here.
Don’t call them baby tris. Sprints are reclaiming their rightful place as the most grueling, awesome events you’ll ever do. Here’s your 10-week plan to superfast splendor.
This week’s fartlek run workout comes from pro triathlete and Endurance Corner coach Justin Daerr. The Boulder, Colo.-based coach says you can do the workout once through, or do it as a pyramid and work your way back down. “The first way is more of a ‘feel good’ session, the second way is a bit more challenging,” he says. The recovery time is equal to the hard effort.
Muscle cramps are very common, affecting between 40 and 95 percent of athletes at some point (depending on which survey you read). As a result, they have been widely studied, yet no one really knows the full story about why they occur. Here are some of the things I’ve picked up along the way in case they help you win your own war on cramping.
Laser-like focus is a hallmark of champions in sport, and a strong mental focus in the late stages of a race gives a competitor a winning edge. Mental focus, like fitness, can be trained. Here are five tips to train your attention and improve your focus.