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Last Minute Considerations Before the Big Day

Author: Davy DeArmond

Date: 08/20/14

Category: The Nation's Triathlon Training

The big day is approaching. You are mentally and physically ready, so let’s make sure you take care of the small details of the race to ensure success.

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No Greater Investment: Supporting Girls’ Education in the 4th Annual Tri for Malawi

Author: The Rock Creek Group

Date: 08/18/14

Category: Triathletes Around Town

There will be a team racing with us this year from AGE Africa. AGE Africa’s mission is to educate young women in Malawi, a sub-Saharan country that is among the world’s poorest. Find out more about their cause. (It’s not too late to join them!)

The author with some YMCA National Capital Tri Teammates at Tri Rock Philadelphia this year. From the left: Dustin Renwick, Michanda Myles, Rhonda Sincavage.

A little off course

Author: Dustin Renwick

Date: 08/15/14

Category: Training

Your first race might not play out perfectly but everyone on the course — fellow competitors, race officials, volunteers, spectators — wants you to finish. Your reward at the end of the day is a good story and the title of triathlete.

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Warming up for a race

Author: Lyle Ganz

Date: 08/13/14

Category: The Nation's Triathlon Training

One of the more overlooked parts of the race morning ritual is the warm up. If you haven’t thought about it yet, now is a good time!

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What to Eat to Get Strong, Fit, & Fast for Endurance athletes

Author: Dr. John Heiss

Date: 08/11/14

Category: Nutrition Triathletes Around Town

We’ve got some nutrition tips from our partner Herbalife. While there is no one size fits all plan for sports nutrition, there are some general guidelines to follow at each stage of your workout.

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Getting your bike race ready!

Author: Lindsay Herbert

Date: 08/08/14

Category: The Nation's Triathlon

Don’t be embarrassed on the course with a squeaky chain…now is the time to make sure your bike is RACE READY!

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Brick Workouts 101

Author: Heather Butler

Date: 08/05/14

Category: Training

If you have recently joined the ranks of the triathlon world you may have heard the term “Brick Workout” thrown around. Brand Ambassador Heather has a Brick Workout 101 for you.

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Creative Training Schedule

Author: Jake McDermott

Date: 08/04/14

Category: Training Triathletes Around Town

It is easy enough to set a training plan, significantly harder to follow it. Sometimes you need to be creative to fit everything in.

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Because We CAN

Author: Todd Lawless

Date: 07/28/14

Category: The Nation's Triathlon Triathletes Around Town

Since its inception in 1988, Team in Training has grown to include more than 600,000 talented and dedicated athletes and raised more than $1.4 BILLION to fight blood cancers and support patients going through treatment. People have joined TNT for many different reasons. Whether it’s a direct connection to the mission, checking off a bucket-list item, or training for specific competitive goals, TNT has a place for you.

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There is No Half Time in Triathlon

Author: Adrianne Brakefield

Date: 07/25/14

Category: Training

As you are training for your triathlon, of course you will focus on the three sports–swim, bike, run — but there is the so-called fourth sport “transitions” that one must remember. Brand Ambassador Adrianne runs down some key points to keep in mind.