ENDURANCEWORKS Triathlon Training and Racing Blog

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As service to the sport of triathlon and other endurance sports, we provide our clients and friends with articles that we feel will benefit them in their pursuit of personal excellence in triathlon, other endurance sports and life.

Help! I’m Injured and Can’t Run. What Should I Do?

What are your changes of getting injured during triathlon training? Pretty good, actually... After my PR year of marathon and IRONMAN Triathlon in 2007 where I went 2:46 at Disney Marathon and 8:51 at Challenge Roth, I wanted to go faster in 2008 so I kept training...

How to Train for an IRONMAN Triathlon While Working Full-Time

Yes, you can. Still, even after being in the sport of triathlon as an athlete, coach and race director for more than 20 years, I continue to be impressed by the triathletes who tackle an IRONMAN Triathlon® distance successfully in spite of everything else they have...

What Causes “Bonking” During Triathlon Training and Racing?

Understanding How Bonking Occurs Have you ever done a long bike or run training session or race and suddenly "hit the wall" or "blown up"? There's a sudden feeling of fatigue and low energy. Your legs feel heavy and your movement feels forced. You may feel...

Three Fundamental Preparation Tips for Your First (or Next) Triathlon

Triathlon Preparation Fundamentals You've signed up for your first triathlon. Now that you've committed, the race becomes real. It's no longer, "Some day..." When I entered my first sprint triathlon at Atlantic Beach in Florida in 1995, I had no idea what to expect on...

The Science and Art of Triathlon Training

There’s a lot that’s simple about training for the sport of triathlon on the surface. Swim. Bike. Run. However, in order to be truly successful for the long-term there’s a lot more to triathlon training than that. There’s both a science and an art to training for a...

5 Things Triathletes Should Not Do in the Triathlon Off-Season

This is a copy of an article about the triathlon off-season that I originally wrote last year for TrainingPeaks. It's worth posting again here. When I started training for IRONMAN triathlons in the late 90's in Virginia, I was jealous of all the triathletes who lived...

What Makes a Successful Triathlete Successful? Paying Attention.

What Distinguishes the Successful Triathletes from the Unsuccessful Triathletes? This is a question I've been pondering as the triathlon season ends in North America. Is it better genetics? The ability to train for as much time as needed? The ability to recover...

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