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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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How to Break One Hour in the IRONMAN Swim

  

With these key workouts, regular assessment testing and the right race-day strategy, you too can break one hour in the IRONMAN swim.


Why Triathletes Should Learn Multiple Swim Strokes

  

While most triathletes never bother to learn butterfly or breaststroke, there are many benefits—including injury prevention and an improved freestyle technique— to focusing on other competitive swim strokes. Here’s how to get started.


Early Season Speed Part 3: When to Begin Incorporating Swim Speed Work

  

Contrary to your running and cycling training, swim speed work during the early season should be kept at a minimum until you've spent a solid block of time focusing on technique and pacing.


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