Group Ride Etiquette

By Dan Empfield   It’s not that triathletes are boorish or selfish in their habits. Blissful is more like it. Blissfully unaware. The famous Underpants Run held annually in Kona pays homage to the Europeans (i.e., Finns) who, in Kona’s early years, would walk through the produce section of the local Pay ‘N Save market… Continue reading Group Ride Etiquette

October 2016 Training Summary

This past month was a little better than last October as far as for doing actually training. The weeks were far from where I had been training over the past year. I am starting to put next year list of race together already and it has got me motivated to get back to putting in… Continue reading October 2016 Training Summary

Mastering Discouragement and Disappointment

By Dr. Alan Goldberg// If you are a serious athlete and have big dreams to go far in this sport, then there’s one thing that I can promise you will always be in your future, right between you and those big dreams: FAILURE.   That’s right, failure, along with its emotional co-pilots, frustration and disappointment.… Continue reading Mastering Discouragement and Disappointment

The Dangers of Hyponatremia

By Andy Blow Hyponatremia again hit the headlines fairly recently with the publication of data1 on the prevalence of the condition in IRONMAN finishers in Europe. Worryingly, over 10 percent of athletes tested in a study conducted over the last eight or so years had hyponatremia at the finish line of an event. It’s a… Continue reading The Dangers of Hyponatremia

6 Common Strength Training Myths Training

Training By Jeff Horowitz Read more at Jeff Horowitz takes a look at some of the misconceptions in regards to strength training. In his book Quick Strength for Runners, running coach and personal trainer Jeff Horowitz shows that just a little strength training can go a long way toward making endurance athletes stronger, faster,… Continue reading 6 Common Strength Training Myths Training

The Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice for Endurance Athletes

By Lynda Wallenfels The latest revolution in the sports nutrition and supplement industry is the revelation that real whole foods can work as well as or better than pharmaceutical drugs or manufactured supplements, without the negative side effects. The human body has many biochemical pathways and mechanisms we have yet to fully understand. Whole foods… Continue reading The Benefits of Tart Cherry Juice for Endurance Athletes

5 Common Nutrition Mistakes

By Becca Rick | Sept. 05, 2016, 3:43 p.m. (ET) Given the mixed messaging in the media, quick fix pills or plans at every turn, and diets your friends or family swear by, it is nearly impossible to keep it simple when it comes to nutrition. Here are a few common nutrition mistakes along with… Continue reading 5 Common Nutrition Mistakes

Easy, Quick Meals Young Athletes Can Cook on Their Own

By Kate Davis | Sept. 20, 2016, 1:29 p.m. (ET) In an ideal world, every young athlete would have a parent waiting at home before or after practice, prepping and serving a nutrient-dense meal that will help them perform their best. The reality is that’s not always an option. The good news is that great… Continue reading Easy, Quick Meals Young Athletes Can Cook on Their Own

Portable, Shelf-Stable Snacks for School or Work

By Kate Davis | Oct. 17, 2016, 1:30 p.m. (ET) One of the biggest challenges athletes have during the school year is continuing solid performance fueling during school hours. Challenges of no snacks in class, no nuts in snacks and other roadblocks can threaten to derail efforts to consistently fuel muscles during the day. However,… Continue reading Portable, Shelf-Stable Snacks for School or Work