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Mick Rogers is a three-time world time trial champion, multiple-time Giro d’Italia and Tour de France stage winner, Olympic medalist and much more. He retired in 2016 after a remarkable career and is still a keen fan of the sport.
Mick Rogers is a three-time world time trial champion, multiple-time Giro and Tour de France stage winner, Olympic medalist and much more. He retired in 2016 after a remarkable career and is still a keen fan of the sport.
Paolo (not his real name) is a mid-level foot soldier within the management of a UCI WorldTour team. He has been working inside the pro peloton for a couple of decades, more or less. He is a patient man. In his line of work, he has to be. After some discussion, he agrees to walk me through the multi-million-dollar budget required for a bike company sponsoring a WorldTour racing team.
Flirting with the six-hour half-Ironman mark? Here’s your plan for hitting your target and finishing healthy and strong.
A successful training program takes you to the edge of your ability without pushing you into injury. To master this delicate balance, it is important to make sure the easy days are easy, and that you adhere to the goal paces. There are some big sets in the plan. Listen to your body and back off if you have any specific pains or soreness. If you overdo it one day, future key sessions will be compromised and unproductive. It’s essential to arrive to the start line healthy.
Hydration is only one piece of the nutrition puzzle faced by endurance athletes, so at Precision Hydration we get a lot of questions about how to fuel activity as well as how to best stay hydrated.
Finding your optimal 100-yard pace will make you a faster, stronger swimmer. Here’s how to do it.
Whether your goal is to increase endurance in the water, boost top-end speed or refine technique, the basis of every swim workout should be interval training. That’s because the built-in rest and recovery helps you go longer while maintaining your form. If you’re a regular at your local Masters group, this is nothing new. If you’re the solo type who prefers to hop in the pool and swim at a consistent pace until boredom (or hunger) sets in, it might be time to re-familiarize yourself with the pace clock. It all starts with establishing your ideal 100-yard (or meter) base pace.
Stop chafing! 2skin gel is safe for neoprene wetsuits and is recommended by world champion Jan Frodeno.
What is chafing?
During sports—especially during triathlon—our skin suffers from chafing. Chafing is a condition that arises when skin tissues rub against one another or when skin rubs against clothing. It can lead to a variety of symptoms, including redness, itching, inflammation, tenderness, soreness and swelling at the affected site. These symptoms can worsen when the affected area comes into contact with water or sweat.
First introduced in Congress 11 years ago, the PHIT Act would let you pay for tri-related expenses with pre-tax dollars. Will it ever pass?
The Personal Health Investment Today Act, more commonly known as the PHIT Act, made its debut in Congress in 2006. The legislation would let Americans use their pre-tax medical accounts, including FSAs and HSAs, to pay for physical activity expenses like gym memberships and sports equipment. The PHIT Act was reintroduced in Congress on March 1, 2017, and this time its biggest advocates think it truly has a shot at passing. If it does, it would be a boon to triathletes.
Recent Penn State grad Kristin Goett dishes out advice for the U23 crowd (and the U23 at heart) in her Tri University column.
So, you’re training for a triathlon. Boom. Go you! Pat yourself on the back. You have just entered into one of the most exhilarating and rewarding few months of your life.
No, you are not a genetic freak. Yes, the right goggles are out there. You just have to know how to look for them.
Olympic-distance simulation workouts and “big days” provide practice with race execution, offer fitness benefits and give you a very good idea of just how ready you are for race day.