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How the S.M.A.R.T Goal-Setting Method Can Help Improve Performance

  

Set you or your athlete’s racing season goals using the SMART method, so you can make sure you are specific enough for real performance success.


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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.


2017 IRONMAN World Championship Course Preview and Pro Predictions

  

Best Bike Split’s Ryan Cooper previews the unique IRONMAN World Championship course, and gives his pro race predictions for this year’s race.


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How to Avoid These 3 Common Long-Distance Racing Hydration Fails

  

Learn how to avoid dehydration, hyponatremia and GI distress by calculating your fluid intake properly during longer and/or hotter races.


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Andy Potts’ Open Water Swimming Tips

  

Whether you love open water or hate it, Andy Potts’ seven open water swimming tips will prepare you for race day and beyond.


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The Natural: Eduardo della Maggiora’s Rapid Rise in Triathlon

  

Eduardo della Maggiora entered his first triathlon on a whim, and less than three years later has climbed to the top of the age group rankings, with his sights set on a podium finish at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.


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The Kona Veteran: A Q&A With Pro Triathlete Andy Potts

  

Seven-time IRONMAN champion Andy Potts will toe the line of his seventh IRONMAN World Championship this year. We spoke with him about his new 2017 training strategy and the four things he believes all age-groupers need to focus on the succeed in the sport.


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Heather Jackson: A New Coach, New Outlook and Big Kona Goals

  

After a third-place finish in 2016, this former hockey player is ready to give it her all in Hawaii—and she’s assembled the right coaching team and strategy to make it happen.


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Your IRONMAN Preparation Checklist

  

From what questions to ask to what simulation workouts to complete, preparing for a successful IRONMAN means doing your homework early and often.


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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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