by Michael Pate, beginnertriathlete.com
How to properly and effectively lay out your triathlon transition area.
I can be most anywhere - whether it is a concert, campaign rally or a retail store, and people will walk up to me and ask me questions about something. It has almost become a joke among some of my closest friends because the people asking me the questions sometimes know more about what is going on than I do. It comes as no surprise that when I am at triathlons, people come up and ask questions and many of them have to do with laying out a transition area. Over the last ten triathlon experiences I have had, I have found what works for me and it seems to be working for others.
by Coach Tony
Swim panic, and associated hyperventilation, is often experienced by new triathletes and veteran triathletes in cold water. Dealing with triathlon swim panic is why some experienced triathletes think twice before committing to cold-water events. Understanding the factors that contribute to open water swim panic, preparing accordingly, recognizing the emotion when it begins, and knowing how to react are all important towards overcoming a negative experience and having good swim regardless of your triathlon experience level.
by Coach Tony
Have you ever wondered how some people make running look easy? Do you wonder if these athletes were born with running genes? Very few people run fast based on their DNA. Most runners have put in the hard work it takes to run fast and/or far. In addition to hard work, they usually have a plan. Here are a few tips to help you become a stronger runner.
I often hear from people who ride they put little thought into getting a professional bike fit or take note of their bike set-up. This is a mistake. The reality is that regardless of the amount miles you ride or speed at which you ride, a professional bike fit will improve ride comfort and performance while also minimizing risk of injury. You don’t have to be fast or log hundreds of miles to benefit of a bike fit. If you ride, you owe it to yourself to enjoy the ride as much as possible through a comfortable and efficient position.