Monday, July 29, 2013

Summer Hydration

Hydration is always important, but it's even more important during these warm summer months.

Marc Evans wrote a post for where he details a program for keeping yourself consistently hydrated. 
Water is so important for athletes.  It has so many benefits beyond training.  Everyone should have have their own system for hydration to stay healthy.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Avoiding Running Injury

Too much of anything usually leads to trouble.

It is no different in your running training activities.  Too fast, too many workouts, too much intensity, etc. are usually keys to injuries.
This post from Christine Luff on provides ways to avoid the "terrible toos".  The right shoes and strength training will also help avoid injuries in your running activities.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Staying Healthy

How does one stay health during what can be a long triathlon training season?

It's not easy - injuries, improper diet and training miscues can lead to trouble in various stages of the game. 
Read Triathlon Coach Ben Greenfield's tips on ensuring a healthy season.  He offers some training, nutrition and workout advice to help you keep you on track as you train.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Running With Friends?

Occasionally, I have to share some humor.

I noticed the popular web games' developer Zynga recently announced its "Running With Friends" game.  If you weren't paying attention, you might think this was a new app to keep better track of your runs with friends.
Not the case.

Check out this story about.  I'm sure the characters in the game remind us of ourselves on occasion.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Race Day Guide

After weeks and months of training, there may be something you've forgotten . . . preparing for race day.

If you are entered for a triathlon event (or any endurance event), take time to walk through the drills of race day.  In a triathlon, it's particularly important because of the equipment and logistics involved.  Furthermore, every event is different.
Nicole Weidensaul's article for will have you prepared for race day.  With smart race day prep, you're likely to shave a little time from your finish.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Energy Boosters . . . And Busters

There are a variety of foods that will help boost your energy when you need it.

Just the same, there are foods that will "bust" your energy.  Betsy Stephens, of Woman's Day, takes a look at sugars, substitutes and processed foods that can have a variety of effects on your body in preparation for a fitness activity. 
The article was reposted to

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Not Too Late To Train For Marathon

Have you ever thought about doing a marathon?

It's not out of the realm of possibilities.  If you are running any sort of distances at this point, it's worth considering . . . and it's not too late.
This article from Lisa Lavia Ryan in the Des Moines Register chronicles the advice of two expert distance runners on how to train for a marathon . . . even if you're a novice!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Building Bike Speed

Here are some ideas from Scott Yorko posted at to help you build your bike speed.

The article features workouts that will definitely challenge your ability to improve speed in your cycling.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Running With A Dog

Do you enjoy running with your pet . . . namely Fido?
Many people run with their dogs.  This post from shows some important tips in running with your pet

Running with your dog can be a huge motivating factor in running.