10 Tips for the Mere Mortal Beginner Triathlete

Tackling your first triathlon might seem like the scariest and hardest thing ever. But don’t be daunted—you can do hard things! by Meredith Atwood In my first triathlon, I forgot my swim cap, fell over on my bike in transition and was the slowest runner out there. Guess what? It was awesome! I was changed… Continue reading 10 Tips for the Mere Mortal Beginner Triathlete

First-Ever USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Champions Crowned in Oklahoma City

By USA Triathlon | Sept. 17, 2017, 3:11 p.m. (ET) OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Seth Cooke and Deborah Battaglia were crowned overall champions on Saturday at the first-ever USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Championships in Oklahoma City. Seventeen athletes earned age-group national titles, battling windy and challenging conditions for a 1.5-mile swim (shortened from 2.4 mi… Continue reading First-Ever USA Triathlon Ultra-Distance National Champions Crowned in Oklahoma City

How to “Cheat” by Using a Power Meter in an Ironman

This is an older article by Joe Friel posted on Training Peaks website, but it is still very true. October 30, 2012  By Joe Friel Using a power meter in an Ironman triathlon is almost like cheating. While others are trying to gauge intensity through a cloudy veil of emotion, which makes perceived exertion and even heart… Continue reading How to “Cheat” by Using a Power Meter in an Ironman

Toughman New York 2017

Race Distance Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 13.1 miles AQUABIKE: Swim 1.2 miles, Bike 56 miles, Run 100 yards through finish shoot and be awarded your medal. Event Categories Age Group For ages 17+ Divided into 5 year increments (20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc) Male and Female divisions **Clydesdale Men 220+ lbs **Athena Women… Continue reading Toughman New York 2017

You Are An Athlete

athlete noun ath·lete \ˈath-ˌlēt, ÷ˈa-thə-ˌlēt\ Popularity: Top 30% of words Simple Definition of athlete : a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength   I have seen questions like this on different social media posts, Am I an athlete? Or How do you define… Continue reading You Are An Athlete

19 – 25 September Training Summary

Yesterday, I realized that I had not ridden my bike all week. I logged zero miles this week. I went back in my training log to see when this had happened last, and it hadn’t happened since the middle of February, and it was because I was sick. This week and last week were low… Continue reading 19 – 25 September Training Summary

Cedar Point Full Triathlon Relay (Bike Leg) – 11 Sept 2016

On Saturday, September 10th, I rode up to Cedar Point with Kevin Petty, after we watched my son run in the largest cross country meet in the country (a different blog on that later). It was an uneventful ride up to the race expo. The skies were getting dark as we approached Sandusky, and the… Continue reading Cedar Point Full Triathlon Relay (Bike Leg) – 11 Sept 2016

Rev3 Cedar Point Triathlon Relay Pre Race

Sunday the 11th of September, I will be doing something that I have never done before. I will be part of a relay team for the full distance triathlon at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. I have done Rev3 Cedar Point in the past, I finished it in 2014 in 12 hours and “DNF” (I… Continue reading Rev3 Cedar Point Triathlon Relay Pre Race