Training Plan Guide
If you just bought a triathlon training plan from me, here is a guide to help you get started. Getting Started First, you need an account in TrainingPeaks. You can get one here: New TrainingPeaks account To start, I recommend the free version. Then you …
The Best 4 Sodium Supplements in 2024 + 1 Surprise
Updated 24 Nov. 2023 Sodium is an electrolyte that is critical to maintaining adequate blood volume. And as the most abundant electrolyte in the body, not only do we lose a lot of it when we sweat, we need to replace it, as well. If …
Best Cycling Power Meters for 2024
Best power meters for cycling
Marathon Prep: A Practical Guide
An athlete of mine who is about to do his first marathon asked me if I had a checklist of things to prepare. He also had a few questions about nutrition and more, so I've put together a quick guide on what you need to …
PTO Asian Open Bib Colors & List
Image credit: PTO Following are the bib colors, numbers, names, countries, and PTO rankings for the pro triathletes competing in the PTO Asian Open in Singapore on 19 and 20 August, 2023. If you plan on watching the race, you can use these colors to …
25 Ways Triathlon Makes you Mentally Stronger
Triathlon may be incredible for the physical demands and adaptations it can create for the body, but once you realize the mental benefits you realize its true power. AI-generated image of triathletes swimming Here are just 25. Setting Goals: Triathlon requires goal-setting, which enhances mental …
101 Reasons to do a Triathlon
There are plenty of reasons to do a triathlon. Image of futuristic triathlete as generated by AI Here are only 101 of them: Physical fitness: Triathlon is a great way to improve your overall fitness level. Weight loss: Training for a triathlon can help you …
Mental Resilience in Triathlon through Stoicism
Triathlon is as much a mental battle as it is a physical test. In the pursuit of success, athletes often turn to philosophical concepts to shape their mindset and fortify their mental resilience. Stoicism, with its emphasis on control, planning for adversity, embracing fate, and …
Triathlon Socks
What are the best triathlon socks? They may seem like a trivial thing but they are critical. Get the wrong socks and you will end up with blisters and lots of discomfort. Also, the right socks will help in a faster transition – specifically if …
Dave Scott
Dave Scott is one of the most legendary, successful, and decorated triathletes in the history of the sport. He is a 6-time winner of the Ironman World Championship, having taken the title in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987. Scott made history as the …
How to get AWA Gold, Silver, Bronze
All World Athlete, or AWA status is an accolade given to Ironman athletes each year. It comes with a digital certificate, an aluminum bag tag, stickers, and express check-in queues at events. To achieve "All World Athlete" status in Ironman racing, you need to accumulate …
Ideal Stroke Rate for Tri Swimming
I would bet you've heard the ideal cycling cadence is 90 and that the best running cadence is around 180. But how about swimming? Do you take fewer longer strokes and glide, or do you take more, shorter strokes and keep the power on? Or …
3 Hacks From 6x World Champ Dave Scott
We've interviewed 6x Ironman World Champion Dave Scott a few times, and here are a few tips he has given us. Aside from hearing about how he raced the school bus on his 3-speed bike as a kid, how he ate 8.5lbs (3.9kg) of ice …
Triathlon Products I LOVE
Following are products I have bought and trained and raced with extensively, most for years. If I don't love it, it's not here. While some are affiliate links, and all are my wholehearted, honest favorites. I'd love to hear your thoughts – especially if you …
HOTT: The Hierarchy of Triathlon Training
I have written about finding your 'why' or the underlying reason we train and race. And in doing so, I realized that many of us don't know our 'why' but we do know our 'what' and our 'how'. This led me to chart out these …
How to Qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Champs: 6 Tips
If you've been dreaming of qualifying for the 70.3 World champs but struggle to get on the podium, these tips may help you.
8 Ways to Qualify for Ironman World Championships in Kona or Nice
Last updated 22 Nov 2023 There are several ways for triathletes to qualify for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, or Nice, France: 1. Do well in an Ironman Qualifying Race: Athletes can qualify for Kona by finishing in one of the top spots …
The Main Thing to do to Increase Your FTP
The #1 thing to know about how to increase your FTP (functional threshold power) is that consistency and gradual progression are key. To improve your FTP, you need to consistently train and gradually increase the intensity and volume of your rides over time. This can …
8 Mental Skills Every Triathlete Must Master
It's been said that endurance sports like triathlon are more mental than physical. So, it would be wise to identify the mental and mindset skills you need to develop. Here are the top skills we believe you need to master: Mental toughness: Mental toughness is …
10 Great Reasons to do a Triathlon
Sense of accomplishment: Finishing a triathlon is a major accomplishment that you'll be proud of for years to come. The sense of satisfaction and pride you'll feel as you cross the finish line is unlike anything else. You'll be able to look back on your …