Resources on the Sport of Triathlon
Race Training Plans
Getting your body for the run, swim and biking of any triathlon is vital, and this site includes training plans for beginning sprint, beginning Olympic distance, intermediate Olympic distance, beginning half-ironman distance, intermediate half-ironman distance and other basic triathlon base training. There are an array of cycling plans as well, and running training plans, too. Supporting documents on the site include after-race recovery, swimming instruction, training intensity, strength training and more. Gale Bernhardt offers practical, time-tested advice that is easy to follow.
Ironman History and Origins
If you have ever wondered how the ironman races came to be, this site can tell you. With a year-by-year account of how ironman was born, it starts in 1978 when athletes started debating if runners, swimmers or other athletes were more fit. It was proposed to combine running, swimming and biking into one race at that time. This led to the first ironman, Gordon Haller, one of 15 men to participate in the first ironman event.
Ironman News and Race Happenings
For up-to-date Ironman triathlon news, this site is home base. Featured are top stories about various ironman races across the country, and interviews with ironman triathlon participants. Though you won't find reviews of triathlon equipment and gear, you can learn the success tips of many triathletes to help you improve your race. Gain even more information with international stories, including Olympic champion highlights and more.
The Power of Electrolyte Drinks
This article provides practical and insightful information about dehydration and performance. According to the article, there are many athletes who dehydrate during competitive events, especially long ones, even when it's not really that hot outside. The article suggests that athletes and triathletes can't rely on feeling thirsty as a reminder to replace fluid lost through sweatingone of nature's dirty tricks is that exercise suppresses thirst. Dehydration impairs both physical and mental performance in all types and levels of sport, yet it can be avoided (or at least minimized) by appropriate drinking strategies. It gives some background into the physiological factors of dehydration during triathlon events and offers practical tips to help readers prepare a hydration plan.
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