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The Core to Running

Core Training For Runners Why train my core? Well, let’s first think of your core muscles as the foundation of a house, and we can say running is that tornado that picked up and threw that house on the witch…

Triathlon Costs – Training and Competing on a Budget

According to USA Triathlon’s information about triathlete demographics, “On average, triathletes are from high socio-economic backgrounds with median incomes of $126,000.” That doesn’t sound like me. I’m barely two years out of college, on a tight budget, and trying to…

Running Safety Tips for Women

Female runners worry about personal safety in a different way than male runners do, and it is important for women to practice safe running habits, wherever we decide to run.  One important decision to make is to refuse to be…

Family Time, Training Time

There is never enough time to get everything done. Families are perpetually in a state of pandemonium which can feel disruptive and at worst, devastating. I’ve never wanted triathlon to be the ultimate family eater; I’ve never wanted training for…

Nutrition: Year Round Focus Or Only During Training?

Nutrition is sometimes considered the fourth discipline of triathlon and that is not a notion I can argue with.  Without the proper mix of calories, carbs, proteins and fats training for and racing consistently in the sport of triathlon would…

Plan the Perfect Triathlon Season

There’s a big difference between just training for a race several months away and deliberately planning out a triathlon season. At their cores, both of these goals involve workouts and racing. But creating a holistic plan for the entire season…

Getting carbs on a gluten free diet

Nutrition will always be a controversial topic, especially with the variety of diets out there, but there is one specific fact that will always remain—athletes, whether they are recreational or competitive, need carbohydrates to fuel their performance. Gluten-free diets are…

Should I get a Road Bike or Triathlon Bike?

This is a common question from those who get interested in the sport of triathlon.  As you can probably guess, the best answer is: “it depends.” At triathlontraining.net, we’re big advocates of newbies and recreational athletes who want to break…

Tips for Finding a Triathlon Coach

When you’re looking to hire a coach to improve your performance as a Triathlete, you may not have a clear-cut picture of what you need.  Triathlon Training is here to connect you with the right coaches, but it still takes…

Joining the Triathlon Community

Entering into the triathlon community is the first step toward becoming a real triathlete.Find resources for joining the online triathlon community and finding  a triathlon club.  Online Triathlon Communities Following is an overview of some top triathlon websites that play…