Mastering the Triathlon T1: Part 3 – Ride On
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You’ve gone from water to land quickly and effortlessly, stripped off your wetsuit and located your bike. If all has gone as planned, you’re reoriented and gaining physical and mental momentum.

It’s time for a smooth mount and start for the longest leg of your triathlon. There are three key points to consider in this execution:

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The two transition phases, T1 and T2, have been called the “fourth and fifth legs” of triathlon.

How Triathlon Training Differs for Sprint, Olympic, and Ironman Distances
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My lovely friends on the high school swim team often claimed that their sport was the toughest in existence. My cross country friends, however, would retort with something along the lines of, “Last time I checked there are no hills in swimming.” (They’re both wrong. Cycling is the hardest).

How to Build the Most Effective Triathlon Race Schedule
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Being free creatures in a world governed by laws, we have the ability to partake in ambitious activities one might only classify as nonsensical. Or to be stated more bluntly—stupid.

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A shot in the dark gets you one of two things: Either a very happy-to-be-alive deer or a very upset neighbor with a newly flattened truck tire. You need a light to shine the way. In triathlon, that light is a goal. A finish line you can run toward.

The Mind of a Triathlete: How to Clear It and Exercise It
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It’s been said that triathlon is a mental sport. But truth be told, well… actually, yeah, it is.

Far too often we “data-buffs” find ourselves deep in the nitty-gritty of the science of triathlon training, nutrition, and gear optimization that we forget to mention how our brains are going to handle all of it.

What Type of Bike Do I Really Need for Triathlon?
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As a seasoned triathlete and a coach, I’ve heard this question a lot. Often beginners want to know what kind of bike they should buy for triathlon. And my response is initially always the same (and not without my patented sense of snark): “A bike that fits.” But, of course, that’s another topic for another day.

TriDot Check-In: Kurt Madden - Part 2
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