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Thank You Volunteers!


Date: 01/06/14

Category: Uncategorized

A huge thank you from the Events DC Nation’s Triathlon staff and all of the athletes that raced to our over 600 volunteers that worked shifts from Thursday until Sunday afternoon to help make our race a success! We couldn’t have done it without you!

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2013 Race Report: Nation’s Tri

Author: Trevor Albert

Date: 12/18/13

Category: The Nation's Triathlon

Brand Ambassador Trevor takes on the 2013 Nation’s Triathlon

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Winter Running Gear: What to Wear

Author: Heather Butler

Date: 12/10/13

Category: Training

The weather has taken a sudden turn toward winter.  With temperatures below freezing, and the wind chill taking it down even further, it’s not a great time to exercise outdoors.  I’m much more a fair weather athlete; give me 65 degrees and blue skies and I’ll find an excuse to be outside all day.  Give Read More

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10 Things I Learned the Hard Way

Author: Heather Butler

Date: 09/23/13

Category: Training

Sometimes I think back on just how much I’ve learned about participating in multi-sport events and it blows my mind.  In triathlons we have three events, each one greeted with varying levels of skills and experience.  I came to triathlons as a former runner.  I had completed a few marathons, but the years of pounding on my feet Read More


Bike Check Up

Author: Lyle Ganz

Date: 09/03/13

Category: The Nation's Triathlon

I have been training all season for my “A” race which is coming up in about 9 days.  Putting in some hard rides all season had left my bike in a not so great condition.  It wasn’t bad, but it NEEDS to be race ready.  The shifting wasn’t quite right, I thought the handlebar was Read More

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Bike Handling Skills – Practice makes perfect….

Author: Jennifer Rentch

Date: 08/31/13

Category: The Nation's Triathlon

riathletes spend hours and hours on our bikes but mostly going in a straight line getting our miles in on a country road somewhere or we are on a bike trainer pedaling to go nowhere. Triathlon races are different from bike races in that riders are entering the course at different times, as they exit Read More

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Managing Training, Your Life, and Everything In-Between

Author: The Nation's Triathlon

Date: 08/06/13

Category: Training

Washington DC is filled with type-A personalities.  From our politicians to our hordes of attorneys workaholics surround us.  If you’re participating in a triathlon this year chances are some fraction of you falls into this type-A category.  Juggling three different sports could be a full time job in itself.  Most of us don’t have the Read More

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Importance of a Proper Shoe Fit

Author: Potomac River Running

Date: 07/02/13

Category: Training

The primary benefit and value of having your footstrike analyzed is ensuring a clear road ahead while embarking on a training program. There are two elements that go into a shoe that works for you, and if either ingredient is lacking, then the net result is the wrong shoe. The fit of the shoe, how Read More

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Training While Travelling

Author: Heather Butler

Date: 06/25/13

Category: Training

Many of us training for triathlons also have jobs. (Some of us might even need second jobs to pay for all the gear we’d love to have, but that’s another blog post). My job requires quite a bit of travel, and I’m sure I’m not alone!  If you are like me, you are often sent Read More

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Fueling the Engine, Part Two

Author: Jennifer Rentch

Date: 05/09/13

Category: Nutrition

utritional Periodization: Eating according to where you are on your athletic training load In the last blog post I talked about how some athletes experience winter weight gain, and why daily nutrition is a critical element of any training plan. Now I’d like to further explore how nutritional periodization can complement your training, and a Read More