Category Triathlon


Group Ride Etiquette

Cycling does not have to be a solo endeavor. In fact, one of the best ways to get better is to ride with people faster than you. However, before you go out to your first local group ride keep these tips in mind! Ask Questions: Prior to the start of the ride, ask the regulars …


Top 5 Strength Movements for Endurance Athletes

The relationship between strength and performance is well-documented, but for endurance athletes focused on performance that relationship represents a balancing act.   The trick is to incite muscle gains while also maintaining range of motion and retaining flexibility. This means focusing simultaneously on the “how” as well as the “what”.  By doing the right exercises in …


Attack Your Offseason: Why a Functional Movement Screen is Job 1

Throughout a long season and career, endurance athletes put an incredible amount of stress on their muscles, joints and soft tissue.  While the movements required for a given sport are similar between competitors, how a specific athlete handles the load can differ greatly. Understanding how your unique body moves and adapting your approach can be …


Holidays 2016: 20 Gift Ideas for Endurance Athletes

Shopping for an endurance athlete can be challenging.  This is because the same people who take their training seriously also take their gear seriously. If this sounds familiar and you’d like to avoid another year of feigned gratitude and post-holiday returns, we are here to help.  Our holiday gift guide will set you on the right track. Specialized Socks Can …


Beat the Heat: Essential Racing Strategies for Hot Weather

When nearing a race, few things can be as disheartening as an extended forecast with temps north of 80 degrees.  This is because experienced athletes know that of the many race day challenges, extreme heat presents a unique and dangerous wildcard.  This makes adapting your preparation, approach and execution crucial to ensuring you have a …


Optimize Your Training with Metrics & Testing

For many casual endurance athletes, assessing performance and tracking metrics begins and ends with a training journal.  Athletes diligently chart training mileage along with their performance on race day, using the limited data set to tweak their recipe and improve. While this approach can be effective for moderate gains, the science of training has much …


Common Triathlon Training Myths Debunked

Aspiring triathletes faces a variety of challenges. From managing the time commitment of training to avoiding injury, successfully traversing pre-race pitfalls can sometimes seem like walking a minefield.  With so many challenges that are simply unavoidable, athletes would do well to rid themselves of those that can be managed.  One such saboteur is misinformation. It’s …


The Greatest Workout Jam Tournament- Vote Now!

March means it is tournament time.  Ours will crown the greatest workout song of all time. Two divisions, eight nominees from staff.       Round one voting runs through March 23rd


Your Personal Hydration Needs: An Overview

Congratulations! You made it. You have survived another Iowa winter, or at least, like, 90% of it. It still might snow at the beginning of May, but we all can feel warmer temperatures lurking around the corner. It is only a matter of time before garage rides are a thing of the past and only …


A Rising Tide: Four Powerful Benefits of Group Workouts

It wasn’t too long ago that the term boot camp was reserved for military recruits and virtually all “group rides” took place on Harleys. Those days are long gone as group fitness has forever changed what it means to work out for millions of Americans. Even participants in traditionally individual sports like cycling and running …

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