If you are just starting out in triathlon and want to try your first “tri,” remember one thing about your bike and other equipment. There will always be something more flashy and expensive around the next corner. However, none of that needs to stand in your way of enjoying the experience of your first triathlon. […]
Highlights of THIS episode of THE WEEK IN TRI include: A new format of long distance triathlon is due to make a splash in June 2018. Picture a golf style Ryder Cup type team triathlon where athletes are in radio contact with team captains and you as a spectator get to hear all those conversations, […]
One of the things that I see consistently with first timers in the gym is the desire for a single “fix all” machine that will target belly and / or back fat. Although many different gym machine combinations can get the job done, if you are seriously out of shape you need a targeted approach […]
If you are a first time cyclist, there are a couple of key factors to take into account when choosing your first bike. In most cases I will list these as non negotiable for newbies. These are the things that can easily mean the difference between frustration and a lifetime of cycling enjoyment and health.
When making a comparison between elite track sprinters and elite football (soccer in the USA) players is that even if the track sprinter has a slower top speed, the sprinter is likely to win in a 100m sprint. There are certain physiological factors that lead me to that conclusion – and I discuss them with […]
How many of you have had that sort of empty, almost hollow feeling in your quads during a particularly long or brutal run? I know I have. That is what drew me to this particular question on Quora – and an opportunity to share what I did about it.
I suppose that there are two ways to look at the long term impact of cross country running. During the mid 1980’s I did five back to back seasons of cross country. Even though these days I run trail – which in a way has some degree of crossover with cross country, there are certain […]
All of us on some level face struggles within ourselves. Some of these struggles may be transient, while others linger within us for years. For many of us the inner turmoil comes from a space of feeling different to those around us. It is worthwhile remembering that almost all the great innovations and creativity in […]
An interesting question popped up on Quora this morning about the impact marathon training will have on 5k times. My response addresses the issue from the perspective of the vast majority of runners, and depends on how slow or fast your 5k pace is before you start marathon training.
Is it normal for a top distance runner to lose all fitness – and worse – after decades as a couch potato and over indulging on the saturated fat and cholesterol of a (SAD) Standard American Diet? Absolutely!! However, no matter how far down that slippery slope of weight gain, hypertension, diabetes, etc you are […]