Posts by John Post, MD


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7 Things Successful IRONMAN Racers Do in the Week Before a Race

  

The week before an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 can be chaotic. There are race meetings and bike check-ins and of course all that last-minute training to cram in. Just kidding. Follow these seven must-do’s in the week leading up to your next long-distance triathlon to improve your chances of race-day success.


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The Benefits of No Drinking For Better Performance

  

Whether it be giving up sugar, alcohol, or gluten, there's something to be said for trying it first. A physician and IRONMAN Certified Coach reports on his most recent group experiment: abstaining from alcohol in the pursuit of better performance.


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Why T2 Can Be The Cure For A Bad Race

  

Use T2 as a place to regroup—not just save time—and you just might have your best race ever.


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3 Ways Race Volunteers Have Saved an Athlete’s Day

  

Many people are involved in helping you cross that finish line. Here are three stories that highlight the different ways race day staff and volunteers have saved the day.


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5 Habits To Prevent and Treat Chronic Injuries

  

Start practicing these five habits now so you can get on the road to optimal performance—and stay there.


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Can you Convert Pool Times to Open Water?

  

While your 100-meter pool split is a good indication of your race-day pacing, it’s only part of a variety of factors you need to take into consideration when preparing for an open water swim.


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How to Avoid the Kona Medical Tent

  

As a long-time Kona volunteer and IRONMAN Hawaii finisher, Dr. John Post has a few recommendations for how to avoid the dreaded medical tent on race day.


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When Should You Quit a Race, and When Should You Stick it Out?

  

All athletes will inevitably need to make the decision about whether or not to pull the cord on a race. Here are some personal examples of how and why other athletes made the decision to call it a day or push onward toward that finish line.


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Four Tips For Staying on Track With Your Training While On a Family Vacation

  

Follow these simple four tips to enjoy your family vacation without getting off-track with your racing and training goals.