Fall Thoughts by Mikael Hanson What was the first clue that the seasons had changed? How about getting up at 5:30am to find not only a slight chill in the air, but complete and utter darkness - the tell tale sign that the racing season is drawing to a close. But what if I am not quite ready to call it a season? What if my thirst for competition has not yet been satiated? As many of us are close to hanging up the gear for the season, why not put that fitness base to good use
Buying Incremental Performance – A Look at Equipment!
There is a reason the average age of a triathlete is in the late-30s and their median income level is in the six figures (and 15% make over $200k a year). Sports like triathlon and cycling can get prohibitively expensive when compared to other endurance endeavors (such as running or swimming). Carbon fiber frames and wheels, wetsuits, running and cycling shoes, biomechanical insoles, aerodynamic helmets, and race entry
When race day finally arrives, will you be ready? Now that the triathlon season is heating up and your 'A' race is just around the corner, it is time to look at your own specific race preparation to ensure you get the most out of your performance (seems like a reasonable expectation given all the hours of training logged). I will keep the focus of this article to sprint and Olympic distance events, as tapering and race day preparation for Ironman events could easily fill a bo
If you are anything like me, the arrival of fall elicits mixed emotions. Sure, the turning of the leaves signals the much anticipated start of the football season and the approach of another World Series, it also means the days are rapidly growing shorter and the morning air has that edge that can only mean Winter is knocking on the door.
While the month of October has many fine selling points, unless you are doing cross or a fall marathon (god bless your souls!), October