My Half Ironman Tale of Woe and Triumph!

comments : 20 My First Half Ironman Experience-A Slow, Fat, Old Triathlete. Here is my story of my first, and probably only Half Ironman. I’m an almost 52 year old, VERY Athena triathlete. I bought a shirt. “What do you call the person who comes in last at a triathlon? A triathlete”. Here is my … Read more

Cramping During the Half Ironman Run

comments : 0 At the midpoint of the run I felt my calves start to cramp. How do I improve my cramping resistance and are there any extra training or exercise for me to improve on? Member Question from agicon2000 “I just finished my first half Ironman. I finished strong at 6:24 but my problem … Read more

Nieschlag switches to middle-distance, Paris hopes on hold – Elite News

Men’s professional middle-distance racing will gain another talented athlete from 2023 onwards, with the news that Germany’s Justus Nieschlag is changing track in his career. Multi skilled A regular on the WTCS and World Cup circuit for well over a decade, the Tokyo 2020 Olympian more recently has shown an incredibly consistent talent at the … Read more

How To Structure A Swim Workout

comments : 2 When you head to the pool for a swim workout, do you ever wonder what you should be doing? When you head to the pool for a swim workout, do you ever wonder what you should be doing? Many athletes tend to think they only need to jump in the pool, swim … Read more

My 1st triathlon at 50

comments : 14 I have always wanted to do a triathlon to keep myself fit, and now I had my chance. I am turning 50 this year and I have always wanted to do a triathlon to keep myself fit. But the thought of having to do all three sports one after another without resting … Read more

Triathlon Training Schedule

New Year’s Resolution: First Triathlon First half or full Ironman? Click HERE! SPRINT AND OLYMPIC RACE DISTANCES Your first race will most likely be a minisprint, sprint or olympic race. Click Here for Iron distance information Sprint distances: 750 meters – 0.5 mile swim 20 kilometers – 12.5 miles bike 5 kilometers – 3.1 mile … Read more

Beginning triathlons as an older woman

comments : 26 Doing triathlons will help you re-energize your optimism about life and feel 30 again. I promise! At 53 I decided that I wanted to do a triathlon. The reasons were several. I had lost a brother to AIDS in 1986. What does that have to do with triathlons, you ask? Well, while … Read more

Per Aspera ad Astra!

comments : 1 On a rocky (concrete) path to the stars. A cautionary tale of how to get hooked on triathlons I think the triathlon that got this all started was the one I did NOT do. A few years ago my wife and our neighbor decided to attack their bucket list and do the … Read more