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Stupid Triathlon Mistakes, Be Prepared Race Morning

"I've been told that swimming is a wimp sport . I don't see it. We don't get timeouts in the middle of a race, we can't stop and catch our breath, and we can't ask for a substitution."      Dusty Hicks Just looks fast doesn't she? You bet. A physicians comment on supplements: " Health food stores are...

Triathlete's, Donate Blood. One Day the Need Might Be Yours!

The Athlete's Guide to Donating Blood I wrote this for Ironman a couple years ago. With racing season still a ways away for those of us in the northern part of the country, we can still donate a unit and be back to full strength by Spring.  Even if you've never done this, when you walk out the door of the Red Cross or local blood bank a...

What Every Athlete Needs to Know Regarding Pain Relievers

Save the world, win valuable prizes. Be a triathlete.                                                     &...

My Email to a 16 Year-Old S African Rider

Thanks for your email. I’m glad to hear that you have high goals for the sport and dreams of becoming a pro. Dreams at your age are always the starting place for anyone who eventually becomes a pro. Otherwise, there are many differences in the backgrounds of the pros. But not when it comes to their dreams. There are a few other things they mostly had in co...

Have You Ever Flatted in an Ironman? We Polled in Kona

Congrats to all of you who gave up beer, wine, scotch, brandy, you name it for January!  We had a contingent of folks from Ironman.com, Twitter and this blog.  Hearty congrats to all.  This was much easier for some than others and if you had no problem with it, hold a place in your heart for those whom t...