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Posts tagged with "Triathlon"

The 5 Most Comfortable Swim Goggles on the Market

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When it comes to goggles, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort for performance – especially when there plenty of comfortable swim goggles to choose from. Based on our own swimming experience, exhaustive product testing, and over 20 years of customer feedback, we’ve narrowed it down to this list of the top 5 most comfortable goggles [...]

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Winter Swimming: 5 Steps to Conquering Cold Water

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Swimming in cold water provides a multitude of benefits for the body and your health, in general. It gets the blood pumping, boosts the immune system, and leaves your muscles feeling refreshed and uninflamed. If you’re interested in cold water swimming this winter, peruse the tips below and keep them in mind as you take [...]

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Cross Training For Swimmers

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Just as dryland athletes hit the pool to cross-train in a heavy-resistance environment, it’s important for swimmers to take the time to train on dryland to maintain bone density, among other benefits. According to a 2012 Forbes article, “yoga, running, and cycling are a fabulous trio of cross-training exercises, which if done regularly and well, [...]

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4 Steps to Surviving and Thriving in the Resolutioner Rush

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Ah, January. The month in which we wake up staring a new year down the nose and get motivated to make big changes. I’m just as guilty – I’ve spent the past six weeks indulging in Thanksgiving treats, delights during my Mexican vacation and an amazing Christmas candy cane crunch fudge. But the Ironman waits [...]

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Mental Training for Athletes

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High-level, endurance athletes know that mental training is just as important as physical training. Mental toughness is a cornerstone to any successful long-distance swim. But it’s equally as important to implement during daily training. If you’ve been feeling mentally weak lately, check out these 6 tips to train your brain for race day. 1. Visualize [...]

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The 20 Best Open Water Swims. Ever.

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Ready for a new long-distance challenge? You’ve got to check out our ultimate marathon event list (and add a few to your bucket list). In no particular order, here’s a round-up of the top 20 open water swims and annual events that we think are worth a go! 1. Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim, Turkey The 6.5 [...]

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Athlete Nutrition: 6 Snacks to Fuel Your Training Sessions

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I love food. In fact, food is what started me on this crazy journey to being an Ironman. I’m a fan of all things in moderation, including moderation. As my workouts get more intense throughout the season, I have to steer my focus away from the perfect chocolate chip cookie and towards more healthful pursuits [...]

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Cold Water Swimming: How to Acclimate

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Whether you are swimming in warm water, cold water, currents, chop, or surf, you must incorporate these elements into your training (rather than just showing up to your race or event unprepared!). Cold Water Swimming Temperature can be a decisive factor in choosing whether to swim or not to swim. The majority of swimmers train [...]

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How to Use a Pull Buoy: A Crash Course

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Avoiding the Pull Buoy Crutch Thanks to Fred Carbonaro’s invention of the pull buoy in the 1960′s, swimmers everywhere argue endlessly over the virtues and pitfalls of this funny little chunk of foam. The pull buoy is meant to prop up the legs for a pull-focused set as well as place the body into an [...]

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Coming Up Short: On Dealing With Failure

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Competitive athlete, Kelly Janowski, knows the elation of a victory as well as the woe of a loss. Dealing with failure is the only path to progress. In my last blog post, I wrote about the importance of setting goals. Setting goals for yourself is a great way to keep moving forward in business, athletics [...]

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