Know Your Risk of Cardiac Arrest During Open Water Swimming

  

While your chances of cardiac arrest during a triathlon’s open water swim are low, it is worth learning the risks and what you can do to prevent them.


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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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Do You Need a Coach?

  

Hiring an endurance coach is a viable option for athletes of all levels. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether or not it’s time to hire a coach, as well as what to look for during the hiring process.


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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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How to Use Your Last Race of the Season as a Motivation Tool for Next Season

  

Follow these three steps after your final race of the year to reflect on your performance and make the important decisions about next year’s racing season.


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How to Make Sure You Start Your Race Hydrated

  

Getting to the start line optimally hydrated means preloading your sodium levels smartly, not drinking every water bottle in sight.


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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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Race Day Strategies to Beat the Heat

  

Follow these six strategies pre-race and during your competition in order to keep your body temperature from spiking to a level that could be a detriment to your overall health and performance level.


An Introduction to TrainingPeaks Metrics

  

Everything you need to know to get started tracking important TrainingPeaks metrics so you can accurately plan your training and measure your progress.


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