It's been 5 years since I began participating in triathlons (swim/bike/run). I started out with a simple duathlon (run/bike/run) in central Oregon. Since then, I've worked my way up to racing half-iron distance events (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) multiple times a year.
This year I had the opportunity to work with a great sponsor, Portland's own Bob's Red Mill, who graciously supplied me with their fantastic food products. As part of my engagement with them I've blogged for their Train with Grain program, sharing what I've learned over the years. In case you are into triathlons or are considering trying one, I thought I'd share with you some of my posts:
- Three Ways Bio-Mechanics Can Improve Your Triathlon Times
Each sport is unique, but all three can benefit from optimizing the motions your body goes through to propel you.
- Schedule Adjustments And Staying On Track
Triathlon training is a delicate balance of time management, and sometimes outside factors can throw things off. Here are some tips to keep your season on track.
- How Not To Be "That Guy" In A Racing Group
I had a run-in with an overeager age-grouper at a race earlier this year. Please don't be "that guy!"
- Race Report: Pacific Crest Half Ironman 2011
My race report of my first long-distance race of the season, and also my favorite race each year.