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Running on Hills

Most runners always attack the uphill segments of a race or workout. While being proficient at climbing definitely comes in handy, running and riding downhill is just as important as any part of the day. On a training run, being able to run downhill effectively can save muscles in your legs, and allow you to

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Swim Etiquette For Pools

Finding a place to swim is something that every swimmer (and therefore every triathlete) has had to deal with from time to time. Every city has only  a finite number of pools and an ever growing number of triathletes. The majority of these swimmers tend to swim before and after work, around 6 or 7

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The Art of Foam Rolling

Muscle soreness, stiffness, and general feelings of fatigue. They follow us everywhere. If you’ve been around the sport, or really any sport or exercise routine, for a while, then you know that at a certain point, you do workouts that leave you pretty beat. These workouts leave you feeling like you don’t want to walk,

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Benchmark Testing

Athletes typically like to know how their training progress is going over the course of a few weeks, few months, or even over the course of several years. Though unlike tracking progress in places like the weight room, where you can see day to day progress as the weights you lift increase incrementally each day,

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Race Day Catastrophe

This past weekend at the Marble Falls Triathlon outside of Austin, I had a brush with what I like to call a race day catastrophe. I use that term to refer to things going wrong on race day that have nothing to do with your physical ability or your training. Things that just flat out

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Group Riding For Triathletes

   Like most triathletes, a lot of us do the bulk of our on the bike training either alone or on the trainer,  secluded, and away from large groups. While this closely mimics the situations we find ourselves in while  racing, it can be very beneficial to attend group rides every once and a while. Riding

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Get Aero!

Coach Robert down low in the aero position Early summer in Texas means the state championship time trial weekend is right around the corner (June 20th and 21st this year). That means its time for the triathletes to show what they’re made of and the roadies to dust off the time trial bikes and disc

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